"American Horror Story" has released two more trailers for its upcoming second season, "Asylum." The latest two videos in the FX viral buzz campaign are labeled "White Rose" and "Ascend," and they definitely deliver the creep factor.
Similar to the first three videos to hit Facebook, "White Rose" and "Ascend" manages to freak fans out in less than 15 seconds.
Set in 1964 in an East Coast institution for the criminally insane, the teasers give viewers another taste of what horrors are to come.
"White Rose" begins with the cameras circling a white rose. The rose eventually spirals out of control, revealing a woman on a white sheet in a white straight jacket. Making a horrific screaming sound, the woman appears to be in pain (probably mentally and physically) as something black runs from her eyes and down her cheeks. The caption for the video continues to tease fans of the upcoming horrors: "Roses are white, the violence is new, and here is the latest hint for you..."
With the same spine tingling music that haunted viewers in season one, the second video, "Ascend," gives fans a somewhat familiar look at a nun who works at the asylum. Along with the video came the caption, "Whatever you do...Don't. Look. Down."
Wearing all white, the nun walks up a steep flight of steps, stopping halfway to show the camera her white masked face. As the nun continues up the stairs, something on the opposite side of the stairs starts making its way down. With an arched, possessed-like crawl, the "thing," presumed to be a female judging by the hanging long hair, continues eerily making its way down the stairs. The video cuts out, teasing the return of the show in October.
"American Horror Story" has already gifted fans with three videos prior to "White Rose" and "Ascend." "Special Delivery," "Blue Coat" and "Hydrobath" all have fans guessing about what to expect from season two.
The first viral teaser, "Special Delivery," shows a nun walking in a field towards the woods carrying two buckets of what appears to be body parts...or possible a baby. The nun in the trailer stops walking when she gets closer to the woods. She sets down her buckets, then picks one up and chucks the content behind her before picking up the remaining bucket and continuing on towards the trees. The woman's face remains hidden throughout the entire scene.
"Don't try to escape. You're being watched," explains the caption for the haunting Facebook video of "Blue Coat." The second teaser in the viral campaign shows a nun in white walking with a button up coat on a hanger. Initially starting off in an odd color and the screen moving as if being filmed by a second party, the nun continues walking to the wall of a white room. She places a blue coat on the wall and sits down in a chair while what looks like a nun in black prays in a little corridor. When the nun in white sits down, the blue coat's sleeves extend, evoking an image of the crucifix. The white nun turns to look at the new shape that her blue coat has taken on, and then turns and eyes the camera.
The "Hydrobath" video shows what appears to be a bathtub with restraints around it. Instead of an open center, the bath tub water (which is a murky white) is mainly covered by possibly a vinyl covering with a zipper down the middle. In the video the zipper is open, and a body can be seen occasionally sloshing around in there. By the end of the video the tub zippers itself up, keeping the person hidden inside. The altered tub resembles a female body part, and teases with the caption, "Are you ready for the birth of the new horror?"
Returning from season one of "American Horror Story" as totally new characters are Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe. "American Horror Story" has also tapped new cast members Mark Consuelos, Adam Levine, Chris Zylka, Joseph Fiennnes and James Cromwell, among many others.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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