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No Ghosts in American Horror Story Season 2?

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The premiere season of American Horror Story was lousy with horny ghosts. Spirits flocked the halls of the murder house, hungry for nubile bodies in fetishwear. But show creator Ryan Murphy will have none of that, in his brand new, totally rebooted season.

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This year's American Horror Story is set in a different time, a different location (a mental institution) — and won't have any ghosts at all.

According to TV Guide:

There are no ghosts in the second season - it's set in an asylum and Jessica Lange is a nun! - executive producer Ryan Murphy promises that there will be no lack of horror. "I think the story is horrifying," he tells us. "The story is a period piece in a mental institution based largely on truth and truth is always scarier than fiction."

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Uh, excuse us what? We tuned into a whole season of this show, to watch ghosts put on plastic cat suits and spy on humans cry-masturbating. What is this nonsense? Who will fill in the hours of flashbacks? Will all the "ghost stories" be replaced with "mental patient" stories? Good creepy baby monster, we hope not. This second season just keeps sounding stranger and stranger — and hopefully that will be a good thing. Silver lining? At least we're done with the Harmons.

Top image via Jerad Marantz.

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MrLebowski
MrLebowski

I just watched season 1 this past week, really enjoyed it though at times it veered into True Blood-like moments where I felt enough was enough, on the whole very good show, though.

Interesting to hear that the new season will just be a whole new American horror story. Should keep it fresh. I guess that's how they can get so many big name actors for the first season, they only had to commit for 12 episodes, or even less in the case of Zach Quinto. I mean, I can see Dylan McDermott doing TV for multiple seasons as a lead, but Jessica Lang? Yeah, makes sense she was only a single season commitment.

I suppose one season of the haunted house premise is all they can really get out of that. I mean, that one location is a seriously bad place, but how many more seasons of murder after murder can they really do in one place?