Spoiler-Free Review of “American Horror Stories” Season 2 Premiere on Hulu: Off to a Creepy Start!

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“There’s no way out of here…”

American Horror Stories is back for season two, featuring eight anthology style episodes that will air weekly. The season premiere released on July 21st 2022. Each episode runs for approximately 42-48 minutes. 

Here is the trailer:

American Horror Stories season 2 is already off to a strong and chilling start, connecting its first episode to a popular AHS season. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Fun and creepy premise!

The premiere episode did a great job of reeling its audience back in. Season one had some stand out anthology episodes, but a lot of others fell short in my opinion. I think that season two is already starting off a lot stronger, recognizing some of its weaknesses from its opening season.

The premiere episode was twisted and a lot of fun and I absolutely LOVED that it connected to another part of the AHS world. I think this formula works best for the anthology series and hopefully the remaining episodes will deliver as well.

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A cast to be excited about!

Season two will feature some series regulars like Cody Fern and Denis O’Hare, but we will also get to see some newcomers as well, including Bella Thorne, Alicia Silverstone, and Madison Iseman. I am really excited to see what they bring to the table!

The Cons:

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A plot I’ve seen before…

While I thoroughly enjoyed the season two premiere episode, it’s a plot I’ve seen before in other films and shows. It was creepy and Denis O’Hare was on another level of disturbing, but I wanted more of an edge during some parts. There were some scenes that didn’t make sense to me, but the ending redeemed itself and brought things full circle.

I just hope that this season is a little bit more consistent with its episodes this time around, but we’re off to a solid beginning. Fingers crossed that it continues!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Season two is already off to a creepy start, giving fans of the original series plenty to be excited about with some of its reveals. I’m excited to see some of the newcomers in the remaining episodes and I think we’re finally heading in the right direction!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on American Horror Stories in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Requin” on Demand: Alicia Silverstone puts her survival skills to the test

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“You need this…”

The Requin released on demand on January 28th 2022. The survival horror film stars Alicia Silverstone and James Tupper. It runs for approximately 90 minutes.

A married couple seeks out a romantic getaway in Vietnam on a floating villa when a dangerous storm sweeps them out to sea, as they soon find themselves surrounded by sharks.

Here is the trailer:

The Requin brings us a premise we’ve seen before with a female lead with lots of potential, but does this film have enough bite? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Alicia Silverstone is the best part of the movie…

She is the main reason why I tuned in to this one (well that and I can’t get enough of shark movies) and she really gave this one her all. There aren’t too many layers to her character even though they try to force some down our throats, but she proves to be a worthy opponent when we get into the real heart of the film. I was rooting for her and I thought she did a solid job with what she was given.

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Decent set-up and ending.

I’ve seen this type of movie before (Open Water, The Shallows) but I have to say that the floating villa debacle was truly terrifying. You may want to think twice about where you stay on vacation…

After this, there was a lot of waiting around, but the last thirty minutes of the film turned things around and gave shark movie fans plenty to be excited about.

The Cons:

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It takes too long for things to happen.

The movie is only 90 minutes long and we wait around for quite a while before we see our toothy friends, which was surprising based on the title of this particular film. If you’re looking for a lot of shark action, you may be better off fast-forwarding to the end.

Dialogue that will make you wince.

The dialogue was not that great even though there were some genuine moments between our couple. My biggest complaint centers around the way they used it to tell the audience what had happened in their past, leading to Jaelyn’s breakdown and trauma. It was done so poorly and I almost felt like they were just reading a draft of notes. Show, don’t tell…

The effects were also really bad…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Alicia Silverstone redeemed this film in a lot of ways and there is plenty of bite toward the end. This film isn’t anywhere close to the level of The Shallows, but if you like shark films, you’ll enjoy this one for the most part.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Requin in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

My supernatural thriller Girl Number Thirteen is out now! I hope you enjoy!

Girl Number Thirteen is available here!

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