The 10 Most Memorable Mother Figures in Horror Since 2010 (Originally Published for NightmarishConjurings.com)

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The original post can be found here.

It’s Mother’s Day, and no one sacrifices their heads and literally goes to hell more for you than your mother.  Within the horror genre of the 2010s, we’ve witnessed brave moms, nurturing moms, witchy moms, mentally ill moms, grief-stricken moms, and everything in between, creating one of the most unforgettable decades for motherly horror than ever before.  Here are the 10 Most Memorable Mother Figures within the Horror Genre of the 2010s. (Spoilers Below)

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AHS wins me over again with its Season 9 title announcement

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(Ryan Murphy’s Instagram/FX)

Guys, it’s happening.  It’s happening!

I’m finally getting my Sleepaway Camp season of American Horror Story that I’ve been dreaming about for years.

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AHS Apocalypse gives a letdown of a finale (originally published for Nightmarish Conjurings)

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The finale may have been a disappointment, but Michael’s silky hair still looks great (Cody Fern, FX)

Dear Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk: if you needed help writing the season finale of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE, I’m a writer for hire—because what you guys delivered this week was a whopping mess of a disappointment.

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AHS Apocalypse delivers an all-time series high with satisfying “Return to Murder House”

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“Return to Murder House” brought us another iconic return: Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon (FX)

I’m Constance Langdon, and this is my (bleeping) house.”  AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE gave us the flashback episode that we’ve all been hanging out in literal purgatory, waiting for: it took us back to the place where it all began.  In AHS veteran actress Sarah Paulson’s confident directorial debut, we took a “Return to Murder House,” for the season’s sixth episode this week– and it did not disappoint.

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American Horror Story Season 8 has officially been declared “Apocalypse” ! ☢️

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(FX)

As San Diego Comic Con has passed through last weekend, droves of nerds flock to be the first to witness the unlocking of upcoming movie trailers, celebrity sightings, Q & A sessions…and, of course, secrets to the yearly, upcoming season of American Horror Story.  The always-elusive Ryan Murphy first teased us back in January that the upcoming Season 8 plot would take place in the “very near future”– precisely October of 2019– which of course spawned online Reddit threads of theories about anything and everything from space odysseys, world fallouts, and aliens (that perhaps link back to the ones always spoken about, but never shown, in Asylum).  Eventually, the uber AHS fans got ahold of leaks to the working title of Season 8, “Radioactive,” and many of us wondered if AHS would head down the post-apocalyptic route for the first time…or if Murphy was just trying to throw us off (The working title of Season 6’s Roanoke was called “Cul-de-sac” 🙄…

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American Horror Story Seasons Ranked (in my opinion)

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If you’re like me and are trying to fill the big American Horror Story-shaped void in your life, now that it’s the middle of boring and horror-less January, fear not- because I have rewatched the entire series in its entirety, and decided to explain my rankings of each season, for no reason other than for the hell of it.  For the record, after watching each season once more, I truly do love this series as a whole, and each season, even the ones that aren’t quite as good or as memorable as others, are still worth watching.  I’ve even gained a better appreciation for each of the seven seasons, even the ones that I wasn’t too happy with after viewing the first time around.  Ryan Murphy manages to bring lively, campy horror, gore and sex, and mix it with relevant, ballsy social commentary that we can talk about and analyze for ages, which is why we’ll continue to watch, analyze, and compare seasons 8 and 9 when they air fall of this year and fall of next year, respectively.  FYI: There are a few spoilers, so read with caution, if you missed a season or two.   Continue reading