American Horror Story

American Horror Story

Asylum. The Complete Second Season

DVD - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2013]
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 554 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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publicenemy45
Aug 15, 2016

very scary stuff what kind of person thinks of shit like this.

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Monolith
Jan 20, 2016

I think this season eclipsed the first... The setting (the asylum), the time ('64), the characters (nuns, a Nazi(?), lunatics...) all made for a perfect storm of madness. I strangely felt a David Lynch influence throughout -- can't put my finger on why. And I wasn't sure about how I felt on the cast of Season I being (continuously) recycled as new characters, but I quickly adjusted and now highly prefer it. Favorites: Lily Rabe as Sister Mary Eunice, James Cromwell as Dr. Arden, and unquestionably again Jessica Lange as Sister Jude. They did their best with Massachusetts (Boston) accents, esp. J. Lange, but at times it was pretty comical to this native Bostonian, born and bred :^) FIVE STARS.

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JEM_LPL
Jul 21, 2015

A killer who skins his victims for masks, demonic possession, alien abduction, a possibly ex-Nazi doctor whose “experiments” roam in the forest outside, a homicidal Santa, the Angel of Death, and a swinging dance number. Watching American Horror Story “Asylum” is a bit like watching an acrobat juggling a machete, a chainsaw, a bowling ball and a flaming torch all at once. You’re part thrilled by the audacity, part terrified that something will drop, and part awed by the sheer talent to even attempt something like this.

It can’t work, it shouldn’t work, yet somehow it does, mostly because the writers, cast and crew emulate the tension filled restraint, dry humor, and stylistic stamp of Alfred Hitchcock; I half expected the rotund director to make one of his famous cameos. They use some of his favorite themes too, like “the innocent man mistakenly pursued by villains” (North By Northwest), “Caught up in mysterious conspiracy” (The Man Who Knew Too Much) and of course, the MacGuffin. It may be too much for some folks, but true horror fans (like those who can recognize the musical theme from “Carrie”) will savor it like dark, bitter chocolate.

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MissEavis
Nov 27, 2014

Cant wait for this one! Really hope it gets returned soon! Pleeeeese!

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yvonne777
Aug 06, 2014

where do you find this movie in the library

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johnnybookreader
Mar 25, 2014

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!

kitscats8 Feb 04, 2014

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!!

dollfacecrafter Jan 27, 2014

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.

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Saint_Mirin
Dec 10, 2013

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.

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K_ez
Nov 13, 2013

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.

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