The Murder House is in the Halloween episode of the fourth season of Buffy.Share
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EXPLAIN JUDE'S LAST LINE PLEASE.phurlz
OKAY SO. If you look at evil, evil is going to look right back at you. This, in my opinion, perfectly tied in with her much earlier line about all monsters being human. In the beginning, we learned that the “monsters” outside that we originally feared the most were just the tragic end results of Dr. Arden’s horrific human experiments. They were innocent people who just happened to look like monsters because they were tortured so. But that story ended fairly quickly after Shelley died. The real monster there was someone who looked like everyone else, Dr. Arden. A man who was a monster in his own right, a Nazi doctor who experimented on people in the concentration camps. For the sake of argument I’m just going to say Anne Frank wasn’t Anne Frank but more likely a girl who perhaps knew her before being sent to the camps and maybe thought Anne had gotten away and held onto the hope that she would too get away from her hell and the hell of millions of people. And then we have Lana who lives in secret because her world would reject her if they knew she loved women. She wants nothing more than to rise as a respected journalist because of her own doing. And then her ambition led her to Briarcliff and Sister Jude who threatened her girlfriend into signing her away for the price of silence about their relationship. And, as we all know, Lana’s personal hell encompassed imprisonment because of Jude’s discriminations, the horrific daily life of Briarcliff, undergoing conversion therapy to cure a problem she didn’t have, being lied to by the man who killed and skinned her girlfriend and later raped her leaving her with a baby she hated, almost losing hope because she had actually been abandoned, all that fantastically depressing stuff that went on with Lana. And then there’s Jude who went from the strict enforcer at Briarcliff to the sedated patient whose identity was erased countless times and the only reason she was saved was because the very people she imprisoned sought her out. And you know everyone else’s stories. All of this, this was everyone’s personal hell. This was their worst case scenario. This wasn’t getting justice or revenge or glory. This was walking into both the physical and metaphorical place that would tear you to shreds, bit by bit, until every last thought you had ever had became theirs. You became property. Something to play with. Evil is a multi-faceted monster that comes in the form of fear rooted in not understanding (Kit and Lana), of losing the grasp on one’s existence (Jude), the utter lack of humanity (Arden), and the knowledge that you are completely alone and your death will most likely go unnoticed (literally everyone at Briarcliff). So when Lana stepped into Briarcliff and sought to expose the institution, she instead became a part of it, an unwilling occupant of a place that fed on the utter lack of hope. Evil, basically. Evil will stare right back with a thousand scenarios and a thousand different endings and a thousand different stories of people who never got justice. And it will be a human being.Share
FINE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY.
just make me understand and love the entire season because of the brilliance that was Sister Jude’s last line.
Jessica Lange, why are you so wonderful.
Also this show.
I forgive this entire season of American Horror Story purely because of Jude’s story with Kit in this episode.Share
Who is in charge of writing this season of American Horror Story. WHO.
With the exception of the Anne Frank episodes which were absolutely stunning, this show has gone head first over a cliff without any regard for its audience or basic storytelling in general.
Seriously, if you’re going to throw alien abductions, Nazi doctors, human experiments gone awry, crucifixions, literally Satan, basically Ed Gein, and whatever the hell else that went on this season you better have some damn good writing to resolve those things or just eliminate most of them because this isn’t even horror it’s just like A BUNCH OF STUFF
just rename it that
American Horror Story: Just A Bunch Of Stuff That Will Have You Rewatching The First Season While Crying Into Some Ice Cream Shouting Where Did It All Go WrongShare
Who is more cunning and manipulative: Hayden or Sister Mary Eunice?
Hayden. Mary Eunice doesn’t get a free pass just because she was possessed by the literal Devil. THAT DOESN’T COUNT, MARY EUNICE.
Violet Harmon or Grace?
Constance/Travis or Sister Jude/Monsignor Timothy Howard?
Constance and Travis. Constance and anyone.Share
Favorite heroine: Vivien Harmon or Lana Winters?
Vivien was either really annoyed or annoyingly confused about literally everything. Lana is one of the few well-developed characters in the current season and Sarah Paulson is an actual badass. So definitely Lana.Share
Constance Langdon or Sister Jude?
Why would anyone ever say Sister Jude like have you watched the first season did you witness Constance good lord
So yes, Constance. Sister Jude was alright in the beginning and then I don’t even remember when I stopped caring about her story or even thinking about her character at all but my hope for this season piqued in the Anne Frank episodes and then completely dropped off.
Like I don’t know how they managed to beat down the glory that was Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon but I distinctly remember the creators saying the show was basically hers and then this season happened and her character went nowhere fast.
Rubber Man or Bloody Face?
Rubber Man. The character of Bloody Face can be found anywhere and everywhere. He is so nothing special and so underwhelming it hurts. The whole BUT HE IS WEARING OTHER PEOPLE’S SKIN AUGH thing is disgusting and all that but the emotional impact of the Rubber Man is SO MUCH BETTER I JUST
Not finding out who the Rubber Man was until the last bit of the first season was so great because by that time, he could have been anybody. He’s literally encased in a failing relationship’s last attempt to make things work. He killed the owners of the suit while wearing it. He’s the bitter, manic rage of not being good enough, of being a shell of your former self and former happiness that you will never get back. The expression on Chad’s face when he saw him for a brief second in the first Halloween episode alone was heartbreaking. And even after the reveal, he still lacks an identity because he and the person inside it are clearly two different personas.
And then there’s Bloody Face who is mostly just oh so shocking appearance-wise and that’s actually it. He shows up and you scream because there is a dude with other peoples’ skin on his face. Rubber Man shows up, the person who is barely even a person, and you have no idea what to do or who it could possibly be or what they even plan on doing but you just know something’s off about this person so you can run but he’ll probably find you because he knows your house better than you do.Share
Twisted Nerve or Dominique?
Both are really brilliantly used but I have to go with Twisted Nerve just because I strangely have a really hard time listening to it all the way through. Dominique is more of a subtle inclusion for those who have personal experiences with it while Twisted Nerve is just downright terrifying.Share
Day 1: Where would you rather spend a day, The Murder House or Briarcliff?
Murder House, hands down. Everyone gets incarcerated at Briarcliff and there are aliens possibly and Nazi doctors and literally Satan and it’s all far too dramatic for me.
Although every answer I give for every either/or question on this list will almost always be biased towards the Murder House. Because season goddamn one.Share
I occasionally wish I had an excuse to write a paper on Tate Langdon/the Rubber Man.
oops I forgot the exterminator in the first season of American Horror Story was the best character on the whole damn show
“THE VERMINATOR IS HERE”
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Lets be honest, possessed Sister Mary Eunice is awesome.
The evil. It’s a force just like any other, Violet. Pure physics. Real and powerful. Created by events, events that unleash psychic energy into the environment where it’s absorbed. Like the way a battery stores energy. You see it all the time in prisons, or asylums. Negative energy feeds on trauma and pain. It draws those things to it. The force here in this house is larger than the many individual traumas. And it has a need, it wants to break through, it wants to move in our world. It’s using those trapped between this world and the next as conduits.- Sarah Paulson as Billie Dean Howard in S01E11 - Birth
This entire speech was incredibly boring until goddamn Constance because goddamn Jessica Lange I love herShare from American Horror Story: Coven