American Horror Story: 1984

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  • TV-MA
  • 2019
  • 8.0  (343,632)

American Horror Story: 1984 is the ninth season of the popular horror anthology series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show first premiered on September 18, 2019 and aired on FX. The season follows a group of teenagers who work as counselors at Camp Redwood in Los Angeles during the summer of 1984. However, their seemingly idyllic summer turns into a nightmare as they encounter a serial killer named Mr. Jingles, who has escaped from a nearby asylum and is now seeking his next victim.

The lead character of the season is Brooke (Emma Roberts), a sweet and innocent young woman who has recently suffered a traumatic event that has left her emotionally scarred. Determined to move on with her life, she takes a job as a counselor at Camp Redwood, hoping to find some peace and solace. She is joined by her friend Montana (Billie Lourd), a free-spirited woman with a dark past, and a group of other young counselors, including Xavier (Cody Fern), a wannabe actor, Ray (DeRon Horton), a kind-hearted athlete, and Chet (Gus Kenworthy), a charming jock.

As soon as the counselors arrive at the camp, they are welcomed by the owner of the camp, Margaret (Leslie Grossman), a devout born-again Christian who believes that the camp is a place of redemption, and that the young people she is employing will benefit from the wholesome activities on offer. However, as soon as the sun sets, the atmosphere of the place changes, as the counselors begin to experience strange and terrifying events.

One of the most intriguing characters of the season is Mr. Jingles (John Carroll Lynch), the serial killer who has escaped the asylum and is now on the loose. Mr. Jingles is a formidable presence on the show, with his hulking frame and terrifying demeanor. The character is played with great skill by Lynch, who brings a depth and complexity to the role. As the season progresses, the audience learns more about Mr. Jingles' past and the reasons behind his killing spree.

Another standout performance comes from Angelica Ross, who plays the role of nurse Rita. Rita has her own agenda, and it soon becomes clear that she is not what she seems. Ross gives a chilling and nuanced performance that adds layers to the story.

Matthew Morrison also appears in the season as Trevor, a somewhat sleazy aerobics instructor who is drawn to Montana. Morrison brings his trademark charisma to the role, and provides some much-needed levity to the show.

One of the standout features of American Horror Story: 1984 is its attention to detail in recreating the atmosphere of the 1980s. The show is filled with '80s references, from the music to the fashion to the hairstyles, and the overall aesthetic of the show captures the essence of the decade perfectly.

In conclusion, American Horror Story: 1984 is a thrilling and suspenseful season of the series. The plot is filled with twists and turns that keep the audience guessing, and the characters are well-drawn and complex. The show is a must-watch for fans of the horror genre, but it also has broader appeal due to its engaging story and talented cast.

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  • Premiere Date
    September 18, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (343,632)