The Emmy-nominated American Horror Story from Glee creator Ryan Murphy will bring an utter lack of subtlety and a surplus of lurid thrills to home video on September 25th.
Disc details and cover art after the jump.
This would probably be the point where I say I have some kind of love/hate relationship with American Horror Story, FX's haunted house drama from last fall. The plots are somewhat ridiculous, the characters broadly drawn, the house as a character isn't really drawn into focus until towards the end of the season, and after all that I'm still not clear why the danged place keeps chewing up its new residents and spits them out in bloody piles.
And for all of that, Ryan Murphy's series is compulsively watchable, if only for Jessica Lange's wilted, conniving Southern belle, Constance. Oh, maaaaan Constance is maybe the most grotesque creature on the entire show, an outsized selfish personality who more often than not enables the house to work its will. Plus, I love that more than anything else, American Horror Story is a celebration of horror in film and TV (hence all of the borrowed music cues and setups from the horror greats which really bear documenting at some point).
The DVD and Blu-ray release hits on September 25th from Fox with the 12 episodes from season one and a smattering of special features:
Audio Commentary on Pilot Episode by Ryan Murphy
Behind the Fright: The Making of American Horror Story
The Murder House presented by Eternal Darkness Tours of Hollywood
On the Set of American Horror Story Season One
Overture to Horror: Creating the Title Sequence
Out of the Shadows: Meet the House Ghosts
Fox's disc will retail for a suggested price of 49.99 on DVD and 59.99 on Blu. Season 2 of American Horror Story premieres this fall and will shift the action to a 60's-set mental institution.