Studies in Literature, Film and New Media
Edited By Anna Kędra-Kardela and Andrzej Sławomir Kowalczyk
CHAPTER TWELVE: The Murder House, or the Archaic Mother in American Horror Story
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The Murder House, or the Archaic Mother in American Horror Story
The Gothic was always a family affair, and the family it courted perpetually in decay.
And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.
Approaching the Bad Place
As a descendant of multiple parents, the first season of Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed TV series American Horror Story (FX Networks, 2011-) is a televised monstrous patchwork with some of the most overdone ingredients of what Bailey identifies as “the contemporary haunted house formula” in which “a sentient and malign” setting becomes a new abode for an unsuspecting family.1 Subsequently, ← 247 | 248 →
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