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American Horror Story is Scary Enough for Me


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Very rarely does the intro of a television show scare me to death. In fact, I think the last time I was this spooked was when the Crypt Keeper popped out of his casket.

Then along came American Horror Story. Each season involves a new storyline. Many of the cast members from previous seasons return for the new season. Those who love good horror stories will appreciate American Horror Story for its ability to have you second guessing the locks on your door.

In addition to the well-loved cast, the series is also known for their intros. Each season, the intros outdid themselves. I can’t watch them all the way through. I change the channel or leave the room. Yes, it’s that crazy.

Don’t believe me? Watch the video below for the intros for the first 3 seasons of the series.


If you made it to this point, I applaud you. Go ahead and torture yourself more by watching the intro for the current “Freak Show” season. I dare you to watch both of these videos in the dark.

Updated December 20, 2016

Blind Clarity


During episode 6 of American Horror Story: Coven, Cordelia (played by Sarah Paulson) made the following statement:

“I had to go blind to see things about you I couldn’t see before.”


After she said that, I remembered the times when I really had to hit the wall in order to gain clarity over a situation. People tried to tell me so many times, but if you’re not in the space to receive the message, those warnings go unheeded.

While it hurts like hell when you hit that wall, it has to be done in order for you to gain clarity. The most important lessons I’ve learned came when I had to learn it the hard way. And trust me, once you learn the hard way, you’ll be damned if you repeat the same mistake again.

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