American Horror Story

American Horror Story

Asylum. The Complete 2nd Season

DVD - 2013
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Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV's most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner ... from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as Bloody Face.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2013
Branch Call Number: DVD Ameri v. 2
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 554 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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rainangel
Jun 29, 2015

American Horror Story- Asylum was an amazing season. AHS is an anthological series and Asylum is one of my favorites, as well as Murder House (Season 1). Asylum was absolutely crazy! From aliens to sadistic scientists, you can expect the unexpected. The story takes place at religious Briarcliff Manor, a mental institute that is filled with dark secrets threatening to spill any second. The main focus of this series is following the lives of many of the patients at the asylum as well as the staff. Some of the main characters are Sister Jude (Played by Jessica Lange), Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe), Sarah Paulson (Lana Winters), The Angel of Death (Frances Conroy), Zachary Quinto (Dr. Oliver Threadson), and Kit Walker (Evan Peters) who played their roles to perfection. The show revolves around the main concepts of the past and present lives of the characters, unjustly institutionalization, accused murders and religion, which were all displayed so wonderfully. My favorite character was Sister Jude because of how we got to really indulge in her warped mind and really question her motives. Everything in Asylum came to a perfect end, much like puzzle pieces perfectly falling into place. What I loved the most about Asylum over any other season of American Horror Story was how deep and twisted it was, rather than just moments of shock scenes. Also, Asylum captivated my interest by jumping from many storylines and back plots throughout the entire season. If you enjoy mystery horror TV shows, American Horror Story: Asylum is definitely for you!

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palaminopony
May 12, 2015

“American Horror Story: Asylum” is the second season of the popular horror series, “American Horror Story”, but does not need to be watched in succession with the previous season (they are unrelated). “Asylum” takes place in the 1960s and focuses on the events within Briarcliff Asylum. Sister Jude is the reigning ruler of the asylum, and believes that corporal punishment and a dilapidated setting is the right way to cure the patients of their mental disorders. As the season moves on, more characters are introduced to the asylum (some less willingly than others), and the previously disconnected events begin to connect in increasingly gory and brutal ways.

This show is absolutely incredible. It is ridiculously well written, with well-rounded and vicious characters that are unlike any ever seen before. The actors and actresses are unbelievably good at their jobs, and bring their characters to life in such an amazing way that it is hard to believe that they are simply actors and actresses, and not really the characters. The plot is amazing – it combines extreme horror with issues such as sexual discrimination and alcohol abuse. The special effects bring the show to life, and are so realistic it truly does feel as though actors lost their internals (and some externals) along the way. The setting is a little stereotypical (Briarcliff is an average horror asylum, filled with dirt and a doctor with less than savory motives), but has been used in such a way that it only strengthens every other aspect of the show.

The author of this review highly recommends “American Horror Story: Asylum”. It’s a terrifying, bloody show with a great plotline, wonderful acting, and incredible special effects. Due to nudity, gore, and various forms of assaults, the author of this review believes “American Horror Story: Asylum” to be suitable for ages 16 and up.

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pucksucker69
Nov 23, 2014

I don't think this season was bad , but it really wasn't good! It's all over the place . I liked certain elements , bloody face was interesting but the whole Nazi doctor character throws the show waaaay off.

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britprincess1
Jan 05, 2014

This season is even better. While the first season, subtitled GHOST HOUSE, was a story on a more personal level, ASYLUM seems more grand scale, going over a number of years and dealing with a killer of women named Bloody Face. However, that segment is only half the story, as those running the Briarcliff home for the criminally insane may be as crazy (if not crazier) as the patients there. I don't dare tell you a thing; the story is simply too perfectly crafted to spoil. As for the horror elements, the show is definitely creepy, but it's not the bump-in-the-night jump-scare variety that has become oh-so-popular with films like PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. No, it's Hitchcock scary, where the story is terrying enough that you don't have to resort to cheap tactics. That being said, most of the show isn't spent trying to scare you; it's simply telling the story. Needless to say, I loved this season, and I would highly recommend it -- for anyone who can handle it.

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