Spoiler-Free Review of “American Horror Story: Double Feature” Season 10 “Death Valley” on FX: Bizarre Disconnect

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“Why is it here?”

American Horror Story season 10 part 2 has arrived! The second part of the double feature will feature 4 weekly episodes. “Death Valley” promises to bring us tons of horror involving…aliens!

Each episode runs for approximately 52-54 minutes. Season 10 part 2 stars Neal McDonough, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Rachel Hilson, Nico Greetham, Leslie Grossman, Kaia Gerber and Cody Fern.

Taking place in the 1950’s, “Death Valley” follows some kind of alien invasion that involves probing and a whole lot more…

Here is the trailer:

American Horror Story: Double Feature Part 2 already has a heavy sci-fi feel as it submerges us into history and re-writes it with possible alien abductions. But does “Death Valley” do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Chilling opening.

I’ve seen the trailer but I wasn’t really sure what I was going to get with part two and I thought the opening was really strong. It was eerie, creepy, and completely intriguing. The black and white 1950’s style worked and I immediately wanted to know more.

History re-write.

Although I’m not entirely sure about what’s going on just yet, I thought the introduction of figures from history was promising. AHS typically does a good job of showing us the world from a sometimes horrifying perspective and this twist is just enough to keep me coming back for more.

The Cons:

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Jarring second half…

There will be no spoilers in this review, but the second half of the premiere was really odd and frustrating. I couldn’t connect at all and I didn’t care about what happened next. I’m sure that AHS will weave this story into the main plot-line in some kind of outrageous way, but I was finally starting to like what I was watching and then there was this abrupt disconnect that changed my tune…

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

I really enjoyed the first half of the episode but the second half got really strange…and not in a great way. I’ll stick around since there are only four episodes in part two but I am lowering my expectations on this one…

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on American Horror Story: Double Feature 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 new young adult horror thriller comes out October 7th 2021! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “American Horror Stories” Feral on FX on Hulu: Deeply Disturbing…

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“You excited to go camping?”

American Horror Stories released its sixth episode, “Feral” on August 12th 2021. The episode is available to watch on FX on Hulu. Episode six stars Cody Fern, Aaron Tveit, Tiffany Dupont, and Blake Shields. The episode runs for approximately 40 minutes.

A young couple and their son decide to go camping in a national state park to find some much needed relaxation, but they soon discover that something terrifying is lurking in the woods.

American Horror Stories: Feral reminds us why it’s never a good idea to go camping in a horror movie as we discover something beyond disturbing, even though it was somewhat predictable. Is it worth a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Creepy setting and premise.

Sure, horror entries involving the woods have been overdone, but there is something so genuinely sinister and creepy about them. I thought that the camera effects in the beginning of the film really worked and the opening scene was genuinely scary.

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Cody Fern is a lot of fun!

Cody Fern plays an Australian park ranger with a quirky sense of humor that just lights up the screen. The movie follows the formula of your average B horror film, but Cody makes it entertaining for the viewer and gives us something to be excited about!

That ending…

There will be no spoilers in this review but that ending was beyond disturbing. It chilled me to my core and gave me something else to be afraid of. Well done, AHS!

The Cons:

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Camping by the numbers.

The majority of the episode followed a camping by the numbers formula. A couple goes into the woods, something creepy happens, and then we deal with the aftermath before investigating it further. While the performances were solid, there was something very predictable and uninspiring going on for the majority of the episode.

However, I thought that once Cody Fern showed up, things changed and then we were thrown several AHS curve balls along the way to grab our attention again.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

The episode wavered back and forth with its pacing, but once it took off, I was hooked until the end, which may give me nightmares for the rest of my life…

Another solid entry for American Horror Stories!

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 new young adult horror thriller comes out October 7th 2021! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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Ranking your Favorite Male Performances on Television for 2018

Greetings TV Fans!  As the New Year quickly approaches, it really got me thinking about some of my absolute favorite male performances on television this past year.  Whether it was a moment of heroism, a sacrifice, or even a breaking point, these male actors went above and beyond to fully embrace their characters.  I laughed, I cried, and I cheered them on, as they continued to surprise us throughout the year.  It was difficult for me to narrow down my favorite male performances for 2018 because there were honestly so many and I didn’t think it was possible for me to choose my absolute favorite one, which is where you came in!    

I ran a three round poll (randomized tournament style) on Twitter and asked for fans to cast their votes so that we can all decide who our favorite male performances are for the year.  Thank you so much for your participation and support, as the tournament was so much fun and actually really competitive!

Round One featured the following Male Performances on TV from 2018:

  • Joshua Jackson as Cole Lockhart from The Affair
  • Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams from Ash vs Evil Dead
  • Cody Fern as Michael Langdon from American Horror Story:  Apocalypse
  • Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer from Supernatural
  • Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones from Riverdale
  • Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead
  • Jeremy Allen White as Lip Gallagher from Shameless
  • Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester from Supernatural
  • Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester from Supernatural
  • Richard Harmon as John Murphy from The 100
  • Lennie James as Morgan Jones from Fear the Walking Dead
  • Gabriel Chavarria as Miguel Guerrero from The Purge

After your votes, the following male actors moved on to Round Two:

  • Cole Sprouse
  • Cody Fern
  • Bruce Campbell
  • Jared Padalecki
  • Andrew Lincoln
  • Richard Harmon
  • Jensen Ackles

Please note:  Jared Padalecki & Andrew Lincoln tied in round one so they both got to move on to round two!

After your votes in Round Two, the following male actors moved on to the FINALS:

  • Richard Harmon
  • Jared Padalecki
  • Cody Fern

Honorable Mention:  I am actually really surprised that Andrew Lincoln did not make it into the finals, but I would like to give him a special shout out because his performance was amazing this past year on The Walking Dead.

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After your votes in Round Three, the FINAL results are:

3rd place: Richard Harmon as John Murphy from The 100

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2nd place: Cody Fern as Michael Langdon from American Horror Story:  Apocalypse

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Drum roll please…

1st place:  Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester from Supernatural

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Jared Padalecki WINS as your favorite male performance on TV for 2018!  Congratulations!  I am personally looking forward to more amazing moments from Sam Winchester in 2019 and I can’t wait to see what he does next.

Thanks to all the fans who voted!  I wish you all the best for the upcoming New Year!

View Final Poll Results Here!

I hope you enjoyed the list and please feel free to post your thoughts and comments below on some of your favorite male performances on TV from 2018.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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