‘The End’ of times of AHS is not that frightening

Eunice Barron, Staff Writer

One of fall’s most anticipated series, “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” premiered with much excitement, but it was a disappointment due to it not being sufficiently scary and disturbing as expected.

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The expectation of this episode was to give the audience something to be frighten about how the actual “Apocalypse” will occur, and this episode did not exactly delivered that.

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s horror anthology continued with its eighth season, Apocalypse” which debuted with the first episode “The End,” being mainly about the end of the world.

The episode started out exciting and strong, but then as it continued it lacked the excitement it potentially had.

The episode brought out interesting concepts of the biblical prophecy of the end of times and the arrival of the antichrist.

Murphy and Falchuk used a biblical-supernatural theme which was the perfect idea to give anyone the chills.

The episode had a visually gothic-victorian era style, production, design and scenario throughout the entire program, and will be interesting to see how it contributes throughout the theme of the season.

The concept of this season is brilliant due to its dark supernatural vibe, and it will also be interesting how the main characters will contribute with this as well.

The plot involves the city of Los Angeles in a state of panic as it receives an emergency missile alert.

These missiles have been launched and are destroying global capitals which wipes out whole populations.

Social media influencer and socialite, Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt played by Leslie Grossman, is on the hunt for Instagram likes as she gets her hair done and relies on her personal assistant, played by Billie Lourd, for ideas.

As the city panics about the missile target chaos, the main characters accept the fact that the world is coming to an end.

St. Pierre Vanderbilt abandons her husband and the city, along with her hairdresser, assistant and another new character to the series, played by Joan Collins, and fly out to escape the chaos.

Later, on the Campbell family is introduced, whose home was visited by top secret agents to take away their oldest son, Timothy, played by Kyle Allen.

Timothy and his family find out that he is selected to be in a survival bunker due to his genetic makeup.

Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates play the headmistresses, Wilhemia Venable and Miriam Mead, as representatives of an elite secret society known as The Purples.

Venable and Mead set up strict restrictions to this group such as not leaving the building of where they are staying in and to not have unsanctioned sex or there will be serious consequences.

This season has all the elements to potentially bring something fresh and scary in time for Halloween.

As well as having the potential to attract more audiences of all ages and more ratings by sticking true to the biblical theme of the end of times .

The season can demonstrate the second coming of Christ, how the grand arrival of the antichrist will be and all the horrific events that is said to occur.

Hopefully Murphy and Falchuk can bring chills to us in the next few episodes of this season and can bring more excitement towards it.