With a mere few days left now before the unveiling of the second season of 'American Horror Story' FX have been good enough to let us all have a sneaky peek at the first five minutes of the opening episode. It premieres on the channel over in the US on 17 October and promises plenty of unnerving goings-on in the new Briarcliff Manor insane asylum. Zachary Quinto, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters and Jessica Lange, James Cromwell ('LA Confidential'), Joseph Fiennes ('FlashForward'), Chloe Sevigny, Mark Consuelos, Lizzie Brochere, Franka Potente ('Creep'), Adam Levine (from 'Maroon 5') and Jenna Dewan all star in the new season. Check out the clip over at the official Facebook page at the link below.
"Briarcliff Manor is a notorious haunted house. In 1962, the estate was purchased by the Catholic Church and turned into a sanitarium for the criminally insane. It is said that nobody committed to Briarcliff ever got out... including its most infamous inmate, a serial killer known only as Bloody Face. And decades later, Briarcliff may still be haunted...
1964. Boyish Kit Walker has, unbeknownst to his family and racist friends, married his African-American girlfriend, Alma... but their lives are shattered by an inexplicable event that spirits them both away from their home.
On the day that Bloody Face is transferred to Briarcliff, reporter Lana Winters arrives at Briarcliff to interview the fiercely religious head nun, Sister Jude, who rejects modern psychiatry in favour of strong and merciless discipline, and believes that "madness" is just a modern synonym for "evil" – a spiritual crisis, an absence of God. When Bloody Face arrives, he protests his innocence. After being brutally disciplined, he meets the other inmates, including the lusty Shelley, the aggressive Spivey, and sweet Grace – who, like Bloody Face, claims she's not crazy, or guilty of the heinous crime she's accused of. Meanwhile, Lana wants to find out Sister Jude's secrets, but she and her partner Wendy have secrets of their own. And Sister Jude distrusts Dr. Arden, charismatic head of Briarcliff's medical wing, who also has terrible secrets – secrets that Sister Jude is determined to discover and expose, though she is warned away by Monsignor Timothy Howard. As patients mysteriously vanish, and Sister Jude and the Monsignor make ambitious plans for their own personal futures, Bloody Face is taken away to experience the horrors of Solitary, and Lana quickly finds herself in way over her head."
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