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The Real Life Story Behind the Alien Abduction from AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM

One of the things I love so much about AMERICAN HORROR STORY is its ability to pull stories from real life and adapt them for the screen. This season we’ve seen AHS’s take on the Roanoke Colony as well as an adaptation of Gwen Graham and Cathy Wood, two nurses from Michigan who murdered five […]

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Queer Fear and AMERICAN HORROR STORY

In terms of queer content on mainstream television, it was Ryan (GLEE, NIP/TUCK) Murphy and Brad Falchuk who broke the mould with their 2011 debut of the triumphantly taboo-breaking AMERICAN HORROR STORY. The anthology show was largely experimental in nature, yes. The haunted house format was lifted wholesale from horror’s historical archives and, yes, it […]

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The Shockingly Disturbing Story of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Hidden in the mountains of West Virginia, in the remote city of Weston, is the America’s largest hand-cut stone masonry building. It is the second largest building of its kind in the world, The Kremlin being the first.  But that’s not all that makes this building unique. This is the former home of the Trans-Allegheny […]