American Horror Story Ep. 4: “Devil’s Night”

American Horror Story Episode 4: “Devil’s Night”

A recap and review of American Horror Story Episode 4: “Devil’s Night”

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Sullywood Rating: 8.5/10

What We Learned:

  • Richard Ramirez is our first guest at Devil’s Night, a dinner soiree where famous dead killers gather to celebrate the real Halloween
  • Apparently the Hotel Cortez supplies more than just chocolates on your pillow
  • Making banana cream pies instead of trick or treating?  Kids today suck
  • Miss Evers is pretty old, like was an adult in 1925 old.  Her son was taken on Halloween.
  • Alex brings Holden home, but juice ain’t gonna cut it
  • The Countess offers Alex a job so to speak, so she can be with Holden forever
  • Lowe finally has a drink and meets the next guest at Devil’s Night, the monster herself Aileen Wuornos
  • Lowe is also invited to Devil’s Night, perhaps a look into what the future holds for him?
  • We meet the final three guests, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and the Zodiac Killer
  • March is apparently the murderer whisperer.  We find out that he trained each of these famous murderers.
  • Absinthe is a hell of a drug
  • Alex agrees to working for the Countess and she drinks the “kool-aid” so to speak

My Thoughts:

Oh yes its devil’s night and the feelings right.  Oh yes it’s devil’s night, oh what a night!  You can always count on two things in October, Halloween and a great American Horror Story Halloween themed episode (well at least since 2011 you can count on those things).

AHS continued its trend of having real life characters brought into the AHS universe.  In the past we saw Elizabeth Short, Anne Frank, and tonight we sat in on a whole dinner table’s worth of famous serial killers.  The interaction between all of them was a little hokey and cheesy, but one thing is for sure, it was damn entertaining.  Also, really well acted by all the individuals.  Lily Rabe does what Lily Rabe does, and that’s act the shit out of any role she plays (side note: please leave The Whispers and come back to AHS Lilly, AHS did aliens much better anyway)  The whole serial killer dinner part concept gets a 10/10 from me.  They picked wacky people and great actors to play them.  By the way, anybody else recognize our good friend Twisty playing another man who likes to dress up like a clown?

Also, can I say that it feels so refreshing to have Evan Peters in a role where he can be weird and evil again?  I mean, he really hasn’t been great since Tate Langdon in Murder House, but man you can tell he really loves playing the role of March.  I find myself glued to the screen every time he makes an appearance.

As with most of the Halloween episodes on AHS, the plot really didn’t move along to much.  It would be an insult to call them filler episodes though.  They are far too creative and mesmerizing for that.  But I would say the only significant thing that happened is that Alex is now a vampire.  Really didn’t see that coming.  But then again, I’m not really sure what Alex is thinking.  One minute she’s level headed, the next she wants a divorce.  She thinks rationally, and then thinks “hey, I’ll do that vampire thing that the complete weirdo stranger lady told me about”.  From what we saw in the preview for next week’s episode she appears to have taken her new life harder than that of the Countess’s other victims/….lovers?  While Donovan and Tristan look revitalized, Alex looks like she’s got one leg on her death bed, and one ridiculously disgusting vein popping out of her chest.  I guess we’ll find out next week.

In case you missed our review of last week’s episode, click below to read:

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