The 13th Floor

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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 REAL History Behind AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL’s James March & Actual Serial Killer HH Holmes

Last week we reported on how the setting for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL was based on the real life Hotel Cecil in Los Angeles. Read about it here- http://www.blumhouse.com/2015/11/05/the-gruesome-tale-of-the-real-hotel-american-horror-story-is-based-on-the-hotel-cecil/ But did you know the HOTEL main character of James March and his wild torture chambers are also based on real history? Stairs to nowhere, doors […]

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The Gruesome Real-Life Inspiration for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL

Set in Downtown Los Angeles, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL is the story of the Hotel Cortez, a 90-year-old hotel built by serial killer James Patrick March.  But there’s a real story behind this dark and twisted location, the story of The Cecil Hotel which was the real life inspiration for the current season of AHS. […]