Horror doesn’t get much more terrifying and much gayer than “American Horror Story”. Last year’s runaway success from FX is now available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray and is the perfect viewing for dark October nights.

 

Created and produced by the team behind “Glee” this series is slick, sexy and scarier than a right wing homophobe. Ben (played by the hot Dylan McDermott) and his wife Vivien move to a newly restored mansion in Los Angeles with their teenage daughter. Things turn nasty when they realise that their house is a “murder house” where numerous killings have occurred over the years.

 

Uptight dysfunctional gay ghosts, a rubber gimp suit and a freaky surgically enhanced neighbour (played by Jessica Lange) all add to the tongue in cheek camp horror. This isn’t just kitsch though. It’s a genuinely horrifying experience and is totally immersing. I found myself checking the doors were locked more than once after seeing the first episode.

 

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There are echoes of “Rosemary’s Baby”, classic Hitchcock and the modern slasher movie. It’s also set in a gorgeous house. It’s a real roller-coaster of a series and is compulsive viewing. Buy it now on Amazon if you have a strong nerve:

 

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