American Horror Story: Boots, pins and snakes, oh my!

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A small — but prickly — detail of one of the new “American Horror Story” posters.

“American Horror Story” released more posters Wednesday for the new season, but it would appear they’re not revealing that much.

This of course leaves us to fend for ourselves in putting the pieces together. One of the posters shows those now recognizable black heels floating over a line of desks, while another pans to a girl in a white gown, completely suspended in mid air and screaming with pins stabbed all throughout her body. Yet the posters I was drawn to more than anything were the countless nods to a repeating snake theme.

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These boots are made for casting…. spells.

One of them features another snake being swallowed while the other poster depicts the creature slithering its way under the bottom of Laveau’s skirt, her eyes hastily scratched out. In typical Christian culture, the snake is widely considered as cunning, evil, and a representation of The Devil (you’ve probably heard of that one story about Adam and Eve). However in voodoo lore and belief, the snake is seen as sacred and even worshipped, much like cats in ancient Egypt. According to the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum website, Li Grand Zombi is the original snake deity or Voodoo spirit and some may say it’s connected with Marie Laveau’s snake which was also worshipped during her rituals.

The only thing that doesn’t make sense to me is that black snakes are often used in voodoo practices, but nowhere does it really mention white snakes which is what “Coven” keeps showing us. Is it just a coincidence or is there something to this black snake vs. white snake debate? Am I totally over-analyzing themes and symbolism in the teasers?

I guess all we can do is wait for those answers. Sit tight. There’s more to come.

(And check this brand new teaser with footage of the series!)

Hillary Welsh

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‘American Horror Story’ teaser and news: Jessica Lange leaving?


The latest “American Horror Story” teaser trailer puts the witch burnings front and center, and will this really be Jessica Lange’s last season of the huge hit series?

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, “American Horror Story’s” reigning diva waxed poetic that ending her run with the show after the third season might make a nice trilogy, but she may come back for Season 4. But that would definitely be the end of the line for her involvement with the series, despite the Emmy’s its earned her.

“I think that would be the absolute stop date. One more after this, because…it takes up a lot of time. It’s a big commitment every year. There’s a lot of other things that I want to be doing.”

This season the show is all about Salem witches vs New Orleans Voodoo, with Angela Bassett  joining the cast as Marie Laveau. Lange plays Fiona, and returning cast member Sarah Paulson — or “Lana Banana” last season as Lange referred to her last season — will play her daughter this go ’round. Let’s hope mother and daughter have less issues than Sister Jude and Lana did last season, but this is “American Horror Story,” so don’t count on a peaceful household.

“This season she plays my daughter, although it’s a rather strange relationship,” said Lange. “It has many twists and turns.”

We’re sure it does.

The new season premieres October 9, and here’s another teaser trailer to hold you over while you wait.



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‘American Horror Story’ teaser trailers for Season 3


The fake promos for Season 3 as we are still waiting on the real ones. Get crackin’ guys.

The creative team at “American Horror Story” have released the first two teaser trailers for the upcoming Season 3 of the series, set in New Orleans. If they follow previous publicity campaigns, we can expect these to trickle out till the premiere in October on at least a weekly basis. And some good creepy clips.

The first teaser announces the city of Season 3, which of course we already know is New Orleans. But true to form, they pair it with unsettling, surreal imagery as only they can do.

Then the second teaser introduces the voodoo concept, with a human serving as a bit of a pincushion rather than a doll. I actually found this one a bit disappointing and not nearly as scary as their past efforts. But here you go:

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