Monday, 13 October 2014

"American Horror Story - Freak Show" Season 4 The best bits - spoilers

  • Creepiest opening titles (no mean feat)
  • Jessica Lange (think Marlene Dietrich/Madeline Kahn in "Blazing Saddles")
  • Fraulein Elsa's rendition of Bowie's "Life On Mars". Who cares if it was written nearly 20 years after this story is set (Sarah Poulson has 2 heads, Angela Bassett has 3 breasts, for crying out loud!)
  • Lobster Boy (Evan Peters) spicing up a 50's Tupperware party
  • Kathy Bates (with endearing Maryland accent) as the bearded lady
  • Angela Bassett's unique rack
  • Finn ("The Normal Heart") Wittrock as creepy momma's boy, Danny Mott. Liked his 'double date' at the movies in Episode 6.
  • The use of John Morris's score for "The Elephant Man" in Episode 1.
  • Hearing a new version of Siouxsie and the Banshees' "Spellbound" (1981) in Episode 2.
  • The nifty black and white sequence in Episode 3, filmed like a German expression silent film.
  • Roxy Music's "Avalon" in the 1952 gay bar.
  • Wondering if Episode 5 is the most homoerotic episode of AHS to date.
  • Elsa bombing bigtime singing "Life On Mars" to the rubes.
  • Finn's unique puppet show featuring mom and the Avon lady (Episode 9)
  • Finn's Tupperware themed pool party (also Episode 9)
  • The recreation of two classic scenes from "Freaks" in Episode 12 (penultimate ep)
  • Danny Huston playing a variation on Pinocchio's Geppetto with Crab-boy.
  • "Noone gives a shit about Cole Porter" (Episode 13)
  • The reprise of "Life on Mars" and the theme from the "The Elephant Man"
  • Elsa wows Hollywood in 1960 and final scene freak reunion (to the tune of Bowie's "Heroes")

This season makes you want to rewatch all of Tod Browning's "Freaks" (1932).

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