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"American Horror Story Double Feature: Death Valley" Review: This is The "AHS" I Fell In Love With


The tenth season of "American Horror Story" tells two different stories. "Red Tide" comprised episodes 1-6. See my review here "Death Valley" is covered in episodes 7-10. Back are "AHS" regulars Sara Paulson, Leslie Grossman and Cody Fern. New is Neal McDonough as Dwight Eisenhower.   

"Death Valley" takes place over a number of years. It begins in 1954. Aliens  have arrived on  Earth. Their planet is dying and so they want to take up residence here. They also need to create a hybrid alien/human species in  order not to go extinct. President Eisenhower agrees to let the aliens have 5000 people per year to experiment on in exchange for advanced technology (such as the microwave and iphone). 


There is also a separate present day timeline. Four campers are abducted by aliens.Little do they know that they're about to become alien baby breeding machines.  

One of the funniest things about this story is how they manage to weave in all the major conspiracy theories.The main ones being:

  • Aliens in Area 51 
  • The faked moon landing (which Stanley Kubrick supposedly directed)
  • Lizard people in the government
  • The death of Marilyn Monroe was not suicide
It also adds some fun twists to some historical characters
  • Dwight and Mimi Eisenhower
  • Richard Nixon
  • John F Kennedy
  • G Gordon Liddy
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Deep Throat
  • Amelia Earhart


Grade:5 Monsters (out of 5). "Death Valley" is one of my favorites of the "AHS" series. It's right up there with "Asylum" and "Murder House". Sure, some were disappointed by "Death Valley" Some wanted the story to connect back to the aliens on "Asylum" or elsewhere in the franchise. I long ago gave up on trying to make sense of this series. I just take the story for what it's worth. It's much more enjoyable that way. Also having the story unfold over five episodes helped fix one of the issues that has plagued most of the 10 seasons. Each story starts off strong but then meanders in the middle. Then it decides it has to wrap up the story but often is not able to stick the landing. The ending was great in "Death Valley" (even though it's not a happy one). 


Photo Credits

https://bleedingcool.com/tv/american-horror-story-double-feature-death-valley-opening-titles/



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November 20, 2021

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