'American Horror Story' Review: A Pretentious Haunted House Tale

American Horror Story (Wednesday at 10pm on FX) tries really hard to be more than just a show about a haunted house. The writing and acting are so stylized that you can feel co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (from Glee and Nip/Tuck) desperately hoping that if they put enough artistic bells and whistles on the show that it will magically become great. Instead, the result is an off-putting, jarring experience.



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