'American Horror Story' season premiere recap: Tainted Love

Los Angeles. 1978. The house stands derelict. Waiting to be possessed; perhaps waiting to do the same. Animal bones hang and clang from a gnarly old oak in the unkept yard like a morbid wind chime. A coded warning. No Trespassing. But it’s too late for that. A girl in a lemon yellow dress loiters in the weeds, giving the ivy choked façade the evil eye. Adelaide. She knows much about what has come before -- and knows a little of what’s to come.

Two boys approach. Twins. A pair of pint-sized droogs out for a bit of the old ultraviolence. Orange hair, pale skin, keeping a clockwork beat by tossing firecracker Pop Its. Swinging baseball bats and looking semi-tough in high-waist blue jeans and matching, color-opposite striped shirts. Troy wears red and black. Bryan wears black and green -- a color combo that will recur throughout the episode, in scenes about kids getting pumped-up kicks from violence. Baseball: “The American Pastime.” Firecrackers: Independence Day. The pasty boys in their stripes, color coded red, white and blue and snot-rot green. American Horror Story: What exactly is on your crazy-chaotic mind? Read More...


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