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AHS Apocalypse Returns to Murder House


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Happy Monday, fellow readers!  We are in the middle of October starting this week with the most important topic of all – the ULTIMATE crossover event that happened during the last episode of American Horror Story: Apocalypse.  This crossover episode was so memorable and answered many answered questions from the past seasons.

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What makes this crossover event so memorable?  The latest episode took us back into…. the Murder House.  That’s right – THE Murder House, where this whole horrific adventure began.  Seven seasons later and we return to the Murder House where we reunite with some memorable characters.

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Well, its time to get this crossover event started – Madison Montgomery and Behold Chablis pose as a married couple who wants to purchase the Murder House (for the record, Roberts and Porter would make for a perfect odd couple in their own spin-off series!).  They take over the house to start their investigation about Michael Langdon.  Once they arrive at the house, they sense the paranormal activity happening when they found out that thirty-six people died within the property.

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In the living room, the ghosts of Evan Tate and Dr. Ben Harmon are discussing Tate’s frustration of being ignored by Violet.  Madison and Behold interrupt their session, remarking that they are looking for answers about Michael Langdon.  Beauregard Langdon attacks Madison, but is subdued by Billie Jean.  At the same time, we get a special reappearance by none other than Constance Langdon, the true owner of the house.

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You heard me right – Jessica Lange returned!  Four seasons later and Lange returned to her role as Constance Langdon.  This was one of the memorable events of the episode.

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Constance would be able to share information about Michael Langdon, only if Madison and Behold move the maid’s (Moira O’Hara) bones out of the Murder House.  And so, they move her bones next to her mother’s grave.

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With the task completed, Constance discusses what has happened since Michael was born.  We ended season one with Constance discovering that Michael Langdon killed his nanny at the age of three.  But it was then that we learned that there was MUCH more to this disturbing tale.

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At one point, Constance discovers that Michael Langdon had aged ten years overnight and appeared as a teenager.  After almost being strangled in her sleep, she consults a priest for help (who ended up being killed by Michael).  Constance returns to the Murder House where she overdoses on pills.

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Madison and Behold then interview Ben Harmon about Michael.  Harmon explains that Michael went to him for therapy sessions after discovering that Constance killed herself earlier.  Over time, the two developed a father-and-son relationship.  Michael grew more dark over time after being rejected by Tate.  Not only did Ben witness Michael mutilating the ghost of Elizabeth Short, but he also murdered two residents (even going as far as expelling their spirits from existence!).  It was then that Ben ended his therapy sessions with Michael.

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Now we move onto the final character – Vivien Harmon.  Vivien explained that a group of Satanists arrived at the house; the group consisted of Church of Satanists founder Anton LaVey, Miriam Mead, and another cardinal.  Michael consumes a girl’s heart for the Black Mass ceremony.  A demonic shadow appeared and Michael announced that he is one with his “Father”.  She explains that Michael is not a warlock, but is actually the Antichrist.

Here’s where things get crazy – Ben was not the father, Tate wasn’t even the father; Michael Langdon was conceived by the evil within the Murder House.  Tate Langdon was simply a mere vessel controlled by the darkness within.

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Remember when the Rubber Man returned back in episode two?  That shocking fact may explain how the Rubber Man came back.  Who knows, there may be another answer hidden within another episode in the future.

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And that ends the AHS event of the century.  We returned back to the Murder House to find out clues for the future episodes.  Who knows what other characters will be returning this week.  Either way, MakeSandcastlesNotWar will be here with full coverage.

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Halloween – 40 Years Later


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October 25th, 1978 – Halloween was released in theaters nationwide.  It was Jamie Lee Curtis’s breakout role in Hollywood that would land her many roles for years to come.  Halloween is the horrific tale about the infamous serial killer Michael Myers.  Myers murdered his 17-year-old sister Judith when he was six years old, only to be sentenced and locked away for 15 years.

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On October 30th, 1978, Michael escaped from the sanitarium and steals Dr. Sam Loomis’s car in the process.  He returns back to his home in Haddonfield where he kills a mechanic for his uniform and steals the white mask, rope, and knives from a local hardware store.

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The next day, he starts stalking his next victim Laurie Strode.  Strode, as well as her friends around high school, become prey to Michael Myers throughout the film.  It’s a classic slasher horror film that would be remembered for decades.

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A few years later, Halloween II was released in 1981.  Halloween II was one of many sequels released for their audiences.  The list of Halloween films include:

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • Halloween : The Curse of Michael Myers
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
  • Halloween: Resurrection
  • Halloween (2007)
  • Halloween II (2009)

Forty years and nine films later, we are in for a special treat this year.  This year so happens to be the 40th anniversary of the original release of the film.  To celebrate this special occasion, we are presented with a special installment of Halloween.

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That’s right horror fans – an eleventh installment of Halloween is coming this year!  Halloween will be released this Friday (October 19th), starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle as they reprise their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers.  Nine years since the last Halloween film was released and the battle still reigns on.

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This intriguing franchise marketing miracle is an ode to one of the greatest horror film series of all time.  Halloween graced us with notable serial killer Michael Myers, who continues to be resurrected in every sequel.  No matter how many times they try to stop him, Myers goes on with his killing spree.  There is no character, no matter what decade or sequel they were in, that is able to withstand the monster that is Michael Myers (except for Laurie Strode!).

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After creeping us out for forty years, it’s only fitting that Michael Myers returns to the theaters.  Who knows how this next battle (or possibly last!) will play out in the next installment of Halloween.  Laurie Strode vs. Michael Myers – it all goes down this Friday on October 19th.

AHS Coven/Roanoke/Murder House Crossover


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Alrighty folks, here we are with yet ANOTHER crossover recap of American Horror Story: Apocalypse.  This season has been chocked full of plot twists crossing over to former seasons.  We dipped into elements found in Murder House, Coven, and even Hotel.  Three past seasons all wrapped up in just one storyline.  Many loose ends were tied up from the seasons (What has been happening with Madison and Queenie, how the Coven has been going, that sort of thing).

The latest episode showcased a classic trial for the witches; not only that, but a major hint about Mallory was dropped through a familiar term.  But the biggest surprise came right at the very end with a nostalgic foreshadowing into the next episode.

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Let’s get started – After being prepped up by his friends through a protective spell, Michael Langdon starts the Seven Wonders.  That’s right, the exact same Seven Wonders the witches did on American Horror Story: Coven.  Langdon successfully passes through six of the Seven Wonders easily.  One of the aspects for the Seven Wonders involved the Blood Moon.

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Why does that ‘Blood Moon’ sound so familiar?  The Blood Moon was one of the key aspects of American Horror Story: Roanoke!  That subtle name drop definitely made things real interesting.

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But that name drop was there for a reason.  There could be a distinct possibility that Mallory could be directly descended from Scathach, the first Supreme.  If that were the case, then these crossovers could be far deeper than we could ever imagine.

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Back to the story – Cordelia asks Michael to return Misty Day (Lily Rabe) from her personal Hell.  Five seasons after Coven ended and Misty has been trapped in her own personal hell, continuously dissecting and resurrecting a frog in a science class.  Langdon gets Misty out of her personal hell and returns into the living world.  Misty Day is alive and well, so we celebrate with Stevie Nicks at the Hawthorne School giving a special performance of ‘Gypsy’.

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Ah, yes – the Stevie Nicks performances.  Another memorable element I enjoyed on Coven.  It was these soulful tunes that made for a necessary break from the doom and gloom of the AHS universe.  Stevie Nicks put on quite a show for the audience.

Last but not least – the shocking conclusion.  Cordelia asks Madison to gather information about Langdon.  After eavesdropping on the conversation, Behold remarks that he will join Madison on her journey because of his own concerns about Michael.  The two are going back to where it all began…THE MURDER HOUSE.

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You heard me right folks – THE Murder House.  We are going back…to where it ALL began.  Seven seasons later and we will enter into the Murder House to learn more about Michael Langdon.

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That major crossover event will happen THIS Wednesday October 17th.  If you thought we reached the pinnacle of AHS crossovers, you haven’t seen nothing yet.  You won’t want to miss this special episode of American Horror Story: Apocalypse.

AHS Murder House/Coven/Hotel Crossover


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Ok folks – these past few episodes of American Horror Story: Apocalypse have been down-right twisted.  First there was the return of the infamous Rubber Man from American Horror Story: Murder House then the coven witches from American Horror Story: Coven burst into the scene near the end of episode three.  This episode is just chock-full of crossovers, mixing over elements from different seasons.

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But if you thought that was just the last of a few intriguing crossovers… you haven’t seen NOTHING yet.  This past episode showcased a mega crossover of not one, not two, but THREE seasons of AHS.  Three storylines melding together under just one shocking season.  This special crossover composes an aftermath that took place a few years before the Apocalypse started.

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Alright people, let’s get started – Just three years before the nuclear bomb went off, the Hawthorne School seeks out Michael Langdon (who was born during American Horror Story: Murder House).  Langdon is put to the test where he displays his tremendous abilities in front of his instructors Baldwin (BD Wong), Ariel Augustus (Jon Jon Briones), John Henry Moore (Cheyenne Jackson), and Mr. Chablis (Billy Porter).  After showcasing his amazing powers, the instructors believe Langdon is the Alpha Warlock that could defeat the Supreme Witch.

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Back at Miss Robichaux’s Academy, Zoe Benson instructs the students on changing the color of their rose.  Zoe and Cordelia (who was made Supreme Witch in American Horror Story: Coven) observe as Mallory transforms the rose into butterflies.  Myrtle enters, shaken up by news that The Hawthorne School for Exceptional Young Men has called an emergency council session.

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During the meeting, Ariel explains that they wish Langdon to challenge for the Supremacy.  Ariel suggests that Cordelia administer the Seven Wonders; Cordelia refuses, remarking that it would condemn Michael to his death as it did to Misty Day (which she did during American Horror Story: Coven).  Chablis scolds Cordelia for abandoning Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) in the Hotel Cortez.

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You may remember the Hotel Cortez, which was the basic plot setting for — you guessed it — American Horror Story: Hotel.  Ever since the ending of season five, Queenie has been playing cards with James Patrick March (Evan Peters).  During the episode, Langdon enters the Hotel Cortez and emerges outside with Queenie.  Langdon goes out to rescue Madison.

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Meanwhile, Madison has been banished to her own personal hell – processing returns and complaints from a long line of customers at a department store.  This has also been happening since the end of, yet again, American Horror Story: Coven.  Langdon arrives with Queenie to help Madison escape.

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Langdon returns to the surface with both Queenie and Madison by his side.  Cordelia faints while Langdon gloats on his victory.

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And there you have it — a mega crossover that started with Murder House tying in with Coven only intertwine with Hotel.  Three different seasons overlapping under one chapter.  Different characters returned to the story to push the plot even further.  Who needs new characters when you can bring old ones back to life.  There’s no other series that does it better than American Horror Story.

AHS Coven/Apocalypse Crossover


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Alright you guys… last week’s episode of American Horror Story: Apocalypse was just absolutely crazy…in the most awesome way.  Many of the scenes were so jaw-dropping that I could barely keep my mouth closed.  Just when I thought I knew how this story would go down; but oh no, in the true American Horror Story fashion, I was left with a MAJOR plot twist in the end.  We aren’t even halfway through the series and the story is being tugged at a completely different direction.

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So here we go – Langdon shows his true demonic form to Mallory and she shoots flames from a fire place.  Brock guns down a cannibalistic tribe in a nuclear wasteland and sets forth underneath a horse-drawn carriage nearby.  The carriage was delivering apples to Outpost 3, which would later be injected with venom (I’m getting to that in just a bit!).

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Brock infiltrates Outpost 3 and attends Venable’s Halloween masquerade ball.  Coco seduces a cloaked figure back into her bedroom (who she presumes to be Langdon).  It is revealed that Brock was the cloaked figure and he stabs Coco in the forehead.

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Now back to those apples – Venable injects the apples with snake venom.  The Outpost 3 guests bob for the poisonous apples.  After each character got their apple, Venable instructs them to eat the apple simultaneously.  Each of the guests succumb to the poison, killing off each member in the end.  Mead then shoots Venable under Langdon’s order.

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But wait – it gets even BETTER.  Three of the witches from American Horror Story: Coven – Madison Montgomery, Cordelia Goode, and Myrtle Snow – descend upon Outpost 3.  Cordelia resurrects Dinah, Coco, and Mallory.  Madison goes up to Coco with her infamous line:

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And what a surprise it was!  The Coven segment of the Murder House/Coven crossover has officially begun.  It will be interesting to see what lies ahead for Michael Langdon.

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This episode was chock full of surprises – Madison’s return being one of them.  We will have to see what the Coven witches have been up to lately on the next episode tomorrow.