- Reading American Horror Story: Essays on the Television Franchise by Rebecca Janicker
Reading American Horror Story: Essays on the Television Franchise by Rebecca Janicker
Looming onto the television landscape in 2011, American Horror Story gave viewers a weekly dose of psychological unease and gruesome violence. Embracing the familiar horror conventions of spooky settings, unnerving manifestations and terrifying monsters, series co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk combine shocking visual effects with an engaging anthology format to provide a contemporary small-screen take on the horror genre.
This collection of new essays examines the series' contribution to television horror, focusing on how the show speaks to social concerns, its use of classic horror tropes and its reinvention of the tale of terror for the 21st century.