You totally should be. Kicking off with the first episode in season five, why not jump in now? The new season, titled American Horror Story Hotel, is centered around a (you guessed it) hotel. Hotels are extremely creepy, even the most modern ones. But the Hotel Cortez bumps the creep factor way beyond anything I've ever seen in person. Before getting into the meat and potatoes, watch the trailer:
If that doesn't get your blood pumping, have someone check for a pulse. This season (like seasons past) brings many familiar faces drawing from its previous four seasons. We see Sarah Paulson, Dennis O'hare, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley, and Kathy Bates prominently, but of course other faces we've grown to love (or hate) in the past will surely show up within the season. We were also treated to Lady Gaga's addition to this amazing cast. There's been no secret that Lady Gaga would be a huge part of this season, especially after finding out Jessica Lang would not be continuing with AHS. Replacing Jessica Lang with Lady Gaga was a mixture of shock, intrigue, and annoyance for many people I'm sure, but I'm completely biased. I've loved her and her music since she started.
--I'm going to try not to spoil anything!--
From the start, the premiere episode of American Horror Story Hotel draws you in with a strong, eerie intro. Two female Swedish tourists arrive at their hotel in the hopes of seeing sights at Universal Studios. Unfortunately, they discover not only that their hotel is pretty far from where they wanted to be (ten miles away), but they felt extremely uneasy once inside. One of the women commented that the hotel was silent like a tomb. After a failed attempt to get a refund on their reservation, they decided to stay the night anyway. Their uneasiness festered into fear when they detected a strange, foul smell in their room. available there. Fear turns to panic as the source of the smell is found to be coming from the bed. Where there is a very prominent. large suture in the mattress. The two women rip the mattress open, and of course something comes out of it. A person, of sorts I guess you could say. They are moved to room 64 for the remainder of the night. This is a very special room, in fact it becomes more or less a focal point for the show. Well at least the first episode at least. Talk about a killer opening scene, huh!?
Aside from that spoiler I gave away (notably right after saying I would try not to) I wont blow anything else. But I will say that the opening scene sets the tone for a wild ride of an episode! Your adrenaline starts pumping and never stops unless there is a commercial break. Between shock, awe, cringing, and excitement, this first episode is a roller coaster of an episode. As always, American Horror Story starts with a bang and I already know it will continue the entire season as strongly as it started. If you haven't seen the first episode of season five I urge you to give it a watch. You can catch AHS: Hotel on FX every Wednesday at 10(eastern time). Check it out, and let me know what you guys think!
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