American Horror Story: Hotel: Could the 10 Commandments Serial Killer Be John …

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American Horror Story: Hotel: Could the 10 Commandments Serial Killer Be John Lowe Himself?.

“American Horror Story” revels in its Halloween episodes; after all, it is a horror show in prime October scheduling. Tonight’s episode of showed us the (chilling) backstory as to why The Countess (Lady Gaga) abducted Holden, a dinner party from Hell and what has to be an Emmy-winning performance for Lily Rabe playing serial killer Aileen Wuornos. 1.When Wes Bentley first appeared on “American Horror Story: Freak Show” in the recurring role of Edward Mordrake, he was allowed to keep his clothes on.

And while episode four of “Hotel,” “Devil’s Night,” was a bit shorter than the previous episodes this season, it brought out some very devious special guests. Seriously, the derangement knows no bounds at this point, and all we can do is hold on for the wildest ride of our TV-loving lives because the bar on WTF just keeps right on raising at “AHS: Hotel.” Let’s review. In order to reunite with the “love of her life” Holden, Alex allowed The Countess to feed her the ancient blood virus in exchange to her “undying loyalty.” All well and good but…Anyone else feeling bad for poor Scarlet?

The most unexpected turn, though, seemed to be the apparent takedown of the country’s fascination with the murderers near the end, as James March (Evan Peters) praised them for living his “American Dream.” But first thing’s first: Holden is home. Bates got to see Gaga make her spectacularly glamorous entrance — which of course involved descending a curved staircase, “looking through [Bates’] soul” all the while — bedecked in such Lady Gaga staples as fishnet stockings, a thong, a Cleopatra diamond collar, and her hair in the style of Veronica Lake. AHS mastermind Ryan Murphy was similarly awestruck by Gaga’s hosting duties. “The thing about her that I love is that she doesn’t disappoint,” he previously told EW. “Like the other night was a perfect example: She wanted to get together with the cast and she had a decorator come to the house and transport it with black lace curtains and horror themes and she had dyed the pool blood red. John Lowe (Wes Bentley) finds himself on the, erm, prestigious guest list after a near-fatal run-in with the I-95 monster herself Aileen Wuornos — portrayed by Lily Rabe with shudder-inducing accuracy.

We talk about it often.” The “AHS” set is the sort of place where extras have names like “Man Nailed to Headboard” and the “weirdest things” are overheard, Bentley says. “One time I heard someone ask, ‘Should I chew on his liver before I kill him?’” And then there’s the blood: gallons of the fake stuff that flows from exit wounds, slit throats and severed arteries. Evers (Mare Winningham) was just some cuckoo cleaning lady who obsesses over hotel sheets, but now we know she has a reason for all that fussing about.

Although it all sounds rather nasty, Bentley says the inconveniences are worth it for a chance to work on “the most creative show on television in every department.” One thing you have to say about the show: the cast, which has included Oscar winners Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates — and features Lady Gaga this season — is incredibly loyal to creator Ryan Murphy. Her son was kidnapped on Halloween night way back when, right from under her nose, and brutally murdered at a chicken ranch before being buried in a mass kid grave (toldya, NO LIMITS here, guys). They all stopped by the Hotel Cortez at some point, and he served as a mentor to Jeffrey Dahmer, Aileen Wuornos, John Casey, Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker) and The Zodiac, etc.

I find that a breath of fresh air and so inspiring.” Bentley’s stint on the show also allows him to rebuild the career that started off with such fanfare when he played artistic teenager Ricky Fitts in the 1999 movie “American Beauty” but stalled thereafter as Bentley battled a serious drug addiction that cost him his first marriage to actress Jennifer Quanz. “At 20, I was too young and too unprepared for stardom. But The Countess isn’t all cruel — JK JK she’s THE WORST, but she does offer to have the good doctor join her ranks of immortals, so long as she pledges fealty forever and ever. She apparently kidnapped Holden because “the world can be such a dangerous place,” though does the Countess really act outside of her own interests?

She also manages to drop one of the coldest lines in the show thus far. “You say the same about your husband,” the Countess responds, likely digging a deep cut into Alex. I didn’t know who I was.” Sober six years now, he knows who he is: happily married to producer Jacqui Swedberg and the father of a son, Charlie, 5, and a daughter, Brooklyn, just 16 months old. Bentley speaks openly about his recovery and hopes one day he can formally help other artists with the same demons. “Mostly I want to speak to young artists who might think they should do drugs because they’re creative,” he says. “It’s something I fell into. This turns into Jeffrey Dahmer turning away his salad, instead sating himself with a drill to some poor guy’s head, John Wayne Gacy bragging about how Johnny Depp likes his artwork, and the The Night Stalker and Aileen having a dance party in the hallway.

It brings America’s deadliest serial killers into town for one night, the first of whom we meet is Aileen Wournos. “AHS” veteran Lily Rabe makes her debut in the episode as Wournos, a woman who killed seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. For the time being, I’m still sticking with the theory that Alex is the offspring of The Countess (Gaga was recently seen wearing a baby bump). While he tells her at least she knows what happened to her son, she says she really does not, as all they had was the sheet from his costume covered in blood.

But when it all gets to be too much for Detective John, Hypodermic Sally (Sarah Paulson) steps in as his protector-slash-BFF to convince him he’s imagined the whole thing by way of an absinthe-induced mindtrip. Rabe embraces the challenge with pure, unhinged insanity pouring out of her performance as she seduces a drunken John, who’s now apparently back to drinking after swearing off booze. John thinks it’s a Halloween costume, but he’ll learn that he’s sorely mistaken. “You try to take something from Aileen Wuornos, and I swear to Jesus H. What if he didn’t take his eyes off Holden for 5 seconds on that carousel but rather 5 minutes while having some sort of psychotic break? (In case you can’t tell, I CANNOT get over the phone thing. #NightmaresForDays) 4.

For “dessert,” Sally brings in a man she found on the street and drugged, in exchange for being left alone for a year (and for someone who has preached compassion, she clearly only looks out for herself). March gives an impassioned speech to the killers about how successful they are, pointing out that they’ve had books written about them and movies based on them. “Johnny Depp likes my paintings,” says Gacy with glee. Next week, it looks like Alex will be dealing with her new status as a vampire/blood virus sufferer, and the inhabitants of the hotel band together against the one and only Lady Gaga.

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