American Horror Story: Roanoke finally revealed its major midseason twist… and this time around, things got a bit meta.
While some fans predicted this type of twist at the beginning of the season, we couldn't help but feel satisfied with the narrative curveball of swapping the docuseries format in My Roanoke Nightmare (the first five episodes of the season) for a found footage scarefest a la Paranormal Activity.
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So just what new stories, characters, and deaths did the twist add to the season's already complex storyline in Wednesday's episode?
It all started off with
Ryan Murphy really knows how to pick 'em!
On Tuesday, it was revealed American Crime Story will indeed be returning for a third season, and that it will focus on the senseless and shocking 1997 murder of Gianni Versace.
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While the show's first season knocked it out of the park with its exploration of the O.J. Simpson trial, Murphy decided to go in a different direction with the impending second installment by tackling the gross injustices of Hurricane Katrina.
Now it looks like the director will shift gears back into murder with a side of celebrity drama.
Considering Versace's killing took place almost twenty years ago, we've compiled some facts about the case to refresh your memory. Let's just say this murder has all
American Horror Story: Roanoke has been one of the scariest seasons yet, but after next episode's MAJOR twist, the FX horror anthology will be veering off into an entirely different nightmare!
For the first time in AHS history, the show's main cast, including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Kathy Bates, will be playing completely different roles than the first half of the season!
Related: Ryan Talks Working With The 'Relentlessly Homophobic' WB!
Creator Ryan Murphy dished about the unprecedented sharp turn in this week's episode, and teased the craziness — and returning AHS vets — to come!
As for Season Six's game changing twist, Murphy told fans to expect a "huge bomb" to be dropped towards the end of Wednesday's episode that "takes you into a complete other world."
He explained to E! News:
This nightmare is just getting started!
American Horror Story fans have been waiting all season for series vet Evan Peters to pop up, and his long-awaited debut did NOT disappoint in the latest episode of AHS: Roanoke!
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Wednesday night's chapter of Ryan Murphy's horror anthology finally showed the haunted heroes managing to escape their Roanoke nightmare, setting the stage for next episode's BIG twist that will carry us through the rest of the twisted season.
The latest installment introduced Peters' character as one of the many ghostly residents of the haunted Roanoke House, Edward Philippe Mott — who we met having bathtub sex with
Ryan Murphy is one of the biggest titans in television right now, and can pretty much get any show made exactly how he envisions it.
But that definitely wasn't the case over a decade ago, when the producer sold his first TV series to The WB (pre CW) and had an extremely "miserable experience"!
Before the days of Glee and American Horror Story, Murphy had pitched his high school dramedy series Popular — about an awkward high school girl forced to live with a popular cheerleader after their parents get engaged — to different networks and "ended up going with The WB."
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Though the series became a cult hit after only two seasons from 1999 to 2001, the writer blames constant battles he had with network executives on the show's cancellation.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the 50-year-old said he wasn't a fan of working with the "relentlessly homophobic" executives who suggested he make his characters "less gay," confessing:
This is devastating.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Glee creator Ryan Murphy reflected on the show's rollercoaster six seasons, including Cory Monteith's untimely death from a drug overdose in July of 2013.
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For those who don't know, Ryan was an instrumental part in Monteith entering rehab in March of 2013. The TV guy, along with the actor's then girlfriend Lea Michele, were his main pillars of support while he struggled with addiction.
Unfortunately, the star couldn't overcome his demons in the end.
Recalling the last time he saw Cory, Ryan revealed:
It's almost October, and that means saying hello (and goodbye) to a new batch of movies and TV shows headed to (and from) Netflix!
If you're as into Halloween as we are, you'll be excited to learn you can catch up on American Horror Story as Hotel is finally dropping on the streaming service! Sadly, there's some bad timing for horror fans too — the classic The Exorcist is about to leave!
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Of course, if you want something a bit lighter, Matthew McConaughey will warm your heart in the rom com How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days!
Ch-ch-check out all the AH-Mazing movies coming and going on Netflix in October (below)!