The fifth season of the AHS anthology follows the enigmatic Hotel Cortez in Los Angeles, that is host to the strange and bizarre, spearheaded by its owner, The Countess, who is a bloodsucking fashionista.
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A step in the right direction after Freakshow and especially Coven. Love the setting and the mood. My main criticism's is the whole detective Se7en-esque thing going on with and the execution of the "twist" you could see happening 1-2 episodes in with who was doing the murders. Evan Peters absolutely steals the show here- Other end of the spectrum Chloë Sevigny was horrendously bad & the most wooden i seen from her.
Essentially "The Shining" meets "The Hunger". The production design is dazzling, but there isn't enough meat to these borrowed tales. The crossovers to the earlier seasons struck me as lazy rather than creative.
Wow, I really love and hate this season. Gaga and O'Hare's performances were both amazing. As with the first season, the story goes nowhere and ends abruptly. It looks great, it is filmed well, acted well, there just isn't much substance here. The best AHS was certainly Asylum. (I've not seen Coven or Freaks, I started Coven and found it laughably thrown together)