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American Horror Story

Asylum. The Complete Second Season
(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
American Horror Story


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"The second season of American Horror Story follows the patients, doctors and nuns who occupy Briarcliff Mental Institution in Massachusetts in 1964, intercut with scenes from the present"--From http://en.wikipedia.org.
Title: American horror story
asylum. The complete second season
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2013]
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 554 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features include: featurettes, deleted scenes.
Widescreen version.
Originally broadcast on television, 2012-2013.
Disc label title.
DVDs.
Summary: "The second season of American Horror Story follows the patients, doctors and nuns who occupy Briarcliff Mental Institution in Massachusetts in 1964, intercut with scenes from the present"--From http://en.wikipedia.org.
Audience: Classement de la Rǧie du cinm̌a Qub̌ec 13+.
CHV rating 14A.
Terms Of Use: For home use only.
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Report This Mar 25, 2014
  • johnnybookreader rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The best of the lot so far, including the recently completed "Coven", this series has it all and then some! Touching all of the elements and usual plot developments in the horror genre with spine-chilling, uneasifying results. Everyone/thing is here: Conniving priests, callous nunnery, nazi doctors, overly ambitious reporters, little green men from outer space and much, much more, including an ending you will not see coming, at least I didn't. Top notch performances by everyone and a dance production of Shirley Ellis' "The Name Game" which will blow your mind!

After watching the first season, the second was great. Now that I have seen the third season the second season, in my opinion, was the best. I am looking forward to the fourth season. One fact is true for the series the effects are great!!

Report This Jan 27, 2014
  • dollfacecrafter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I got hooked on this show watching "The Coven" this year, so I went back to watch the first two seasons, loved them both, the first one "The Ghost House" was great, the "Asylum" was super creepy and super gory, Zachary Quinto was awesome!!!! he was perfect in season 1 as the gay guy, and is perfection as the psycho doctor in this season, like one person said, loved the "Name Game" dance sequence, it was amazing!! this show will blow you away. from the creators of my all time favorite show "Nip/Tuck" these guys know how to make a show that pushes the limits.

Report This Jan 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This season is even better. While the first season, subtitled GHOST HOUSE, was a story on a more personal level, ASYLUM seems more grand scale, going over a number of years and dealing with a killer of women named Bloody Face. However, that segment is only half the story, as those running the Briarcliff home for the criminally insane may be as crazy (if not crazier) as the patients there. I don't dare tell you a thing; the story is simply too perfectly crafted to spoil. As for the horror elements, the show is definitely creepy, but it's not the bump-in-the-night jump-scare variety that has become oh-so-popular with films like PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. No, it's Hitchcock scary, where the story is terrying enough that you don't have to resort to cheap tactics. That being said, most of the show isn't spent trying to scare you; it's simply telling the story. Needless to say, I loved this season, and I would highly recommend it -- for anyone who can handle it.

Report This Dec 21, 2013
  • kz_1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

How shall I describe this season?! Quite morbid. Pushes limits and there are very many unexpected turns story linewise. It'll definitely keeps you at the edge of your feet if not at least one sleepless night's had.

Report This Dec 10, 2013
  • lindabgood rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you watched the first season about the ghostly house and enjoyed it, they Asylum will blow you away. My favorite episode was a fantasy song and dance routine to an old song called The Name Game. Absolutely stunning! This 2nd series really freaked me out and it takes a lot to freak me out. If you think this was creepy and scary I hope you're all watching or will get the dvd to season 3, The Coven. Kathy Bates, Angela Basset are wonderful additions. I hope there's a season 4. Wonder what that will be like and who will be in it. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

Report This Dec 10, 2013
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting factoid: Geraldo Rivera got his start by doing an expose on a mental institution. I wonder if that's where the idea came from. The initial filming sequence where the camera shots shift abruptly and often became annoying and was likely a real pain to edit which is why it finally stopped. It was okay plot wise but reminds me more of video games. In particular, Manhunt.

Report This Oct 29, 2013
  • docjnsuss rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The second season of American Horror Story (Asylum) contains dark humor as well as scenes of graphic horror. The storyline takes one back and forth between the past and present telling tales of horrific conditions, crazy inmates and sadistic staff at the Briarcliff home for the criminally insane. Some of the main characters get sent to Briarcliff by mistake and their attempts at escape prove fruitless. The staff includes an ambitious priest, a nun possessed by the Devil, a sadistic former Nazi doctor and a psychiatrist who is also a serial killer. Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) runs Briarcliff with an iron fist and she eventually pays a huge price for her cruelty.

Report This Oct 15, 2013
  • joeguy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This has got to be one of the all-time funniest horror stories ever committed to celluloid. Exceptional production and acting and I find myself laughing out loud - A LOT! Last season Jessica Lange and Evan Peters rocked with their acting. This season they're both great but it's Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto and James Cromwell who blow me away. Especially Lily Rabe as Sister Eunice. I almost forgot - Sarah Paulson, as the newspaper reporter caught in a web of hell, really grows on me, getting better and better as the season goes on. But Lily sets the bar for comedy the highest, literally making me laugh out loud, over and over. This is a series that will remain popular for generations to come.

Report This Oct 12, 2013
  • Basileus rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The second series of the surprise hit, American Horror Story has many of the same actors as first season, but playing different characters at a different place and time. Season 2 is set in a creepy asylum run by the iron fisted Sister Jude (Jessica Lange in a brilliant performance). It also has a mad scientist (who may be a Nazi) performing "experiments" on the patients, religious corruption, serial killers, demonic possession and possible alien abduction. It may sound hodge-podge, but somehow it works. Very enjoyable series with great characterizations. Well worth the time investment.

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