For the primary two episodes of American Horror Tales, there’s no place like house, candy house.
FX on Hulu’s AHS spinoff anthology collection mirrors the very first episodes of the long-running horror collection as a brand new household makes their approach to the notorious Los Angeles house 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 provides the devilish apparel a attempt. The acquainted trill of Bernard Hermann’s “Twisted Nerve” (well-known for its use in Kill Invoice) harkens 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 she imagines choking her crush. “Twisted Nerve” shrills within the background. Shortly after, Scarlett’s mother and father 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 carrying the rubber go well with slits her throat.
Scarlett sneaks out to fulfill with Maya at a slumber get together, leaving her mother and father asleep and alone in the home. Simply when Scarlett feels snug confiding in Maya about what turns her on, one other buddy, 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 pals, upon Scarlett’s request, enterprise into the haunted home. They go deeper and deeper inside 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 considerable 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 companion in homicide and love.
Similar to Tate (Evan Peters) and Violet, Scarlett and Gerber’s Ruby share their deepest traumas and type an unbreakable bond. Seems Ruby killed herself up to now, changing into a sufferer of the house’s inescapability.
“Kill your self then we might be collectively endlessly,” Ruby tries to persuade Scarlett, who stays among the many residing.
Legislation officers are on Scarlett’s path, hoping to study extra about what occurred to her classmates. The newly minted ghosts search to make Scarlett’s life a residing 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 worse, the home isn’t earning money and the mother and father are lastly realizing that the tales could also be true.
Aaron Tveit seems as Adam, a contractor Troy has employed to spruce up the place and carry out different companies. 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 minimize within the “haunted B & B factor” and the couple’s marriage, kills his assistant and blackmails the household. Earlier than he may go away, the Rubberman stabs Adam. In an try and outrun the assassin, Michael and Troy notice they’ll’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 mother and father’ deaths.
Halloween, the sooner or later 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 conduct, Shanti (Belissa Escobedo) runs away however admits to Scarlett that she is aware of the reality about her buddy’s actions. Simply when the gang of vengeful women 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 dwell 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 long run and Scarlett seeks to actual Ruby’s revenge on her abusive faux uncle.
By the tip of the episode, Scarlett, Ruby and everybody else within the homicide home enjoy a brand new Halloween custom.