There were mullets and midriffs abound in Wednesday's American Horror Story premiere, which took us back to one of the hottest (and stubbornest) era in pop culture history.
AHS: 1984 Opening Hour introduced us to Doe-Eyed ingenue Brooke Thompson (Emma Roberts), whose plans to study veterinary medicine over the summer suddenly traced after an upset serial killer broke into her apartment, stole her jewelry and promised to murder her. (And when a guy who calls himself "The Night Stalker" promises to kill you, you take it seriously .]
As a somewhat safer alternative to staying home and waiting for death, Brooke went reluctant to join her new friends ̵
Despite a pretty clear warning from a gas station attendant that they should return ("You are all will die! "), Brooke and her friends continued on to Camp Redwood – and they only managed to run over a hitch-hiker during the process! While their handsome roadkill was being treated by camp nurse Rita (Angelica Ross), the new counselors got the land from the camp / hair icon Margaret Booth (Leslie Grossman).
Margaret is a devoted Christian – and a literal friend of Charles Keating – who came to Christ in 1970 when her faith kept her alive after a brutal cut in Camp Redwood. "Mr. Jingles" (John Carroll Lynch) killed nine campers that night, and although Margaret survived, she lost an ear in the process (if you haven't noticed, no one cares [1 9459005] to hide the fact that this camp is a serial killer. The counselors just don't seem to care.) Anyway Margaret has "fought the Lord's fight against dirt around the world for years" and is now using her deceased husband's ability to open Camp Redwood again as a "divine, decent" place for children to escape to summer.
Speaking of escaping, Mr. Jingles' lovely return to Camp Redwood this week after breaking out of a local mental institution and setting everyone in the facility free of good action. And unless Brooke hallucinates – which we are pretty sure she isn't – the hooded psychopath has already claimed life for the gas station (he tried to warn them!) And the hot, ear-free hitch hiker. To make matters worse, the final shot in the section of Brookes welcomed "Night Stalker", which unfortunately seems to be a man in his word.
Also worth discussing …
* Matthew Morrison was a fun surprise when Trevor Kirchner, the camp's activity director with an insanely large … plan for fun summer activities. Best known for appearing in the background to Three & # 39; s Company opening credits, as well as upstaging Jane Fonda in an unreleased aerobics video ("That thing ran around like a baby elephant tribe!"), He's already one of AHS "the most ridiculous characters yet.
* We also have an instant soft spot for Chef Bertie (Tara Karsian), who rejected Chet's sarcastic progress:" You wouldn't know what to do if you got it, stylish. "
* Since we all love a good AHS association, Brookes attacker's name was Richard Ramirez, a real killer who showed up at Hotel as one of James Mars guests for Devil & # 39; s Night.
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