‘American Horror Story’ season 2 spoilers: The source of terror

On the first season of “American Horror Story,” Ryan Murphy and the show’s writing staff relied rather heavily on a story deeply rooted within the supernatural realm. There were ghosts, terrors in the night, and of course rubber men causing all sorts of terror within a house that slowly and surely ate the Harmons’ alive.

With all of this in mind, you would at first imagine that the show would be trying to one-up itself on the crazy for its upcoming second season. Thankfully, they are not giving into that temptations at all — and as a matter of fact, they are going in a completely different direction. Speaking to TV Guide, executive producer Ryan Murphy explained just what exactly from the standpoint of scares we should see when this season premieres in the fall:

“I think the story is horrifying … The story is a period piece in a mental institution based largely on truth and truth is always scarier than fiction.”

The setting of the season certainly adds enough uncertainty on its own for horror to be possible, and then you throw into the mix the fact that the show is also going to take place back in the 1960s — a time period where thanks in part to both the Cold War and Vietman, death and fear were fairly widespread and at odds with the peace movements that were also going on in the country.

There is sadly no announced premiere date yet for the series, but the hope here as we draw closer is that Murphy and company will soon make an announcement. The series is already filming, and some of the stars include Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.

Do you think that season 2 is going to live up to the pre-established reputation for the show? If you want to check out some more news pertaining to the season 2 casting, be sure to pay a visit to the link here.

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