American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson Is a Thrilling Ride Into Controversy

Three episodes into Making a Murderer, I quickly realized the docuseries—as groundbreaking and well-intentioned as it was—would provide no closure. So I gave up. When it comes to true crime, I want an ending. Whether or not you agree with its implications, the trial of OJ Simpson has one—and the first few episodes of…

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'I'm Not Black, I'm O.J.': The Trailer For American Crime Story Is High Art

You’ll always remember where you were when you watched OJ’s Bronco chase, you’ll always remember where you were when the verdict was read, and you’ll always remember where you were when you watched the trailer for Ryan Murphy’s newest piece of hobbled together, not-quite-there camp masquerading as good television, …

Scream Queens' Jamie Lee Curtis Pays Tribute to Mother Janet Leigh and Psycho

While actress Jamie Lee Curtis independently became a “scream queen” through her role as Laurie Strode in the Halloween franchise, she also comes by her title through heredity. In 1960, Curtis’ mother Janet Leigh delivered one of the most iconic onscreen shrieks of all time as Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

Finally, Angela Bassett Is Here to Save American Horror Story: Hotel

The first half of Wednesday’s episode of American Horror Story: Hotel was meandering and a bit slow, though it did properly and definitively identify lavender as the devil’s scent. (Thank you, Ryan Murphy.) The second half, though, got the jolt it desperately needed: a bit of plot tension and, more crucially, Angela…

Secrets, Lesbians & Bloodshed: A Scream Queens Slumber Party

“There are two things that always happen at a slumber party,” announces Kappa’s new co-president Zayday Williams (Keke Palmer). “Someone experiments with lesbianism and secrets are revealed.” What she forgets to add is that in the twisted universe of Scream Queens, someone (or multiple someones) will definitely get…

In Classic Ryan Murphy Fashion, Scream Queens Loses Sight of Itself

The broad plot of Scream Queens is fairly simple: A college campus is terrorized by a masked serial killer and a sorority—the killer’s primary target—tries to find out who’s murdering people while (poorly) avoiding getting killed themselves. That’s the story, sure, but is that really what Scream Queens is about?

AHS: Hotel Premiere Includes Lady Gaga as Crazy Sex Vampire and a Rape Scene

A drag queen walks into an elevator with a cop and says, “You’ve lost something and now you’re frozen in time. Can’t go forward, can’t go back.” Not the set-up for an “amirite” joke but, apparently, an overly on-the-nose scene that hints at what’s going on in American Horror Story: Hotel, the follow-up to last year’s …

Scream Queens Pays Homage to the Grand Movie Tradition of Dork Makeovers

Fox’s new horror comedy Scream Queens is, as the title suggests, a sendup to the horror films that came before it, but that doesn’t mean that the show is solely paying tribute to the slasher genre. In fact, it looks like the entire mean teen movie pantheon is getting its due and last night’s trope victim was the teen…

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Scream Queens Is Offensive, Tasteless, and Pretty Fucking Funny

“Name one bad thing that’s ever happened in a Best Buy parking lot,” a security guard tells her friend midway through the Scream Queens pilot. The joke, of course, is a reference to the death of Hae Min Lee, whose real-life murder—a story popularized by the podcast Serial—may have happened in the parking lot of a Best…

Evan Peters' Boneability on American Horror Story, Ranked

American Horror Story’s Evan Peters has—what some might call—a smoking hot quality and new stills from the upcoming season of the series, American Horror Story: Hotel, suggest that his awooooga-ness remains intact. Peters, now gussied up like a 1930s casanova (more specifically, an evil casanova), is still a total…