For the primary two episodes of American Horror Tales, there’s no place like dwelling, candy dwelling.
FX Hulu’s AHS spin-off anthology collection mirrors the very first episodes of the long-running horror collection as a brand new household makes their option to the notorious Los Angeles dwelling within the first episode “Rubber(wo)Man.” This time it’s a few house-flippers Michael (Matt Bomer) and Troy (Gavin Creel), and their disinterested teenage daughter Scarlett (Sierra McKormick).
Upon unpacking Scarlett finds the leather-based rubber go well with, sure that one, and offers the devilish apparel a attempt. The acquainted trill of Bernard Hermann’s “Twisted Nerve” (well-known for its use in Kill Invoice) harkens again to the scenes from the AHS‘s first sinister moments. Whereas she checks herself out within the mirror, Scarlett sees one other determine, additionally donning the homicide apparel, staring again at her. She rips it off and throws it out, however as we realized in Season 1, what lives within the homicide home, stays within the homicide home.
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Scarlett attracts the eye of fellow classmate and potential girlfriend Maya (Paris Jackson). Whereas she fantasizes about her classmate in mattress, Scarlett’s daydream takes a heinous flip the place imagines choking her crush. “Twisted Nerve” shrills within the background. Shortly after, Scarlett’s dad and mom lecture her on her BDSM web searches, involved that they may have an effect on her intercourse life.
“This isn’t simply disgrace and ache. That is violence,” Michael says.
The household goes to see a therapist to work out Scarlett’s “points.” The session unveils Scarlett’s 10-day kidnapping and urges the household to ponder how the home is affecting their psyche. The therapist sees phantoms of the Troy and Bryan Rutger twins, whose spirits are amongst these inhabiting the home. A determine sporting the rubber go well with slits her throat.
Scarlett sneaks out to satisfy with Maya at a slumber celebration, leaving her dad and mom asleep and alone in the home. Simply when Scarlett feels comfy confiding in Maya about what turns her on, one other good friend,Shanti, informs her that her sexual confessions are being secretly recorded and livestreamed.
At this level, AHS followers can see parallels to Violet’s (Taissa Farmiga) moments in Season 1 – an emotional scene within the bathtub and a suicide risk. Maya and her associates, upon Scarlett’s request, enterprise into the haunted home. They go deeper and deeper into the home and discover remnants of the house’s horrifying previous together with the Infantata, which takes out Maya. Scarlett, donning the rubber go well with, exacts her revenge on the remainder of the ladies, including to the house’s already ample historical past of bloodlust.
“Rubber(wo)Man: Half Two” continues the collection’ homicide home storyline, this time that includes Kaia Gerber as a shameless killer. It appears Scarlett has discovered a brand new associate in homicide and love.
Similar to Tate (Evan Peters) and Violet, Scarlett and Ruby take share their deepest traumas and type an unbreakable bond. Seems Ruby killed herself up to now, turning into a sufferer of the house’s inescapability.
“Kill your self then we will be collectively eternally,” Ruby tries to persuade Scarlett, who stays among the many dwelling.
Legislation officers are on Scarlett’s path, hoping to be taught extra about what occurred to her classmates. The newly-minted ghosts search to make Scarlett’s life a dwelling hell, however Ruby vows to guard her girlfriend. Michael reveals that he’s had his personal encounter with Piggy Man, from AHS: Roanoke. To make issues even worse, the home isn’t earning money and the dad and mom are lastly realizing that the tales could also be true.
Aaron Tveit seems as Adam, a contractor who Troy has employed to spruce up the place and carry out different providers. Disturbed by a rotting odor, Adam and his assistant bust down the wall Scarlett used to cowl up her mess and uncover the 4 useless our bodies. Adam, trying to get a reduce within the “haunted B and B factor” and the couple’s marriage, kills his assistant and blackmails the household. Earlier than he might go away, the Rubberman stabs Adam. In an try and outrun the assassin, Michael and Troy notice they will’t escape the home and it’s revealed Ruby killed them each.
“Now you don’t have any excuse to not keep,” Ruby tells Scarlett, who’s horrified on the sights of all the brand new useless our bodies and their ghosts. She shortly involves phrases along with her dad and mom’ deaths.
Halloween, the in the future the place the useless can stroll the Earth, has lastly arrived and Scarlett’s former classmates are out for blood. Delay by Ruby’s chilly habits, Shanti (Belissa Escobedo) runs away however admits to Scarlett that she is aware of the reality about her good friend’s actions. Simply when the gang of vengeful ladies come for Shanti, Ruby involves her safety within the hopes of redeeming herself in Scarlett’s eyes.
The episode ends with Scarlett deciding that she desires to stay life past the home. She apologizes to her victims and bids farewell to her fathers, leaving the homicide home and Ruby behind. Flash ahead 10 months into the longer term and Scarlett seeks to actual Ruby’s revenge on her abusive pretend uncle.
By the tip of the episode, Scarlett, Ruby and everybody else within the homicide home experience a brand new Halloween custom.