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American Horror Story: Season Two (Asylum)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Bradley Buecker, Michael Uppendahl, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, David Semel, Michael Rymer, Michael Lehmann, Jeremy Podeswa, Craig Zisk

Writer:
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear, James Wong, Jennifer Salt, Jessica Sharzer

Starring:
Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Lizzie Brocheré, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes

Other notable appearances:
Britne Oldford, Clea DuVall, Chloë Sevigny, Naomi Grossman, Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Fredric Lehne, Joe Egender, Ian McShane, Frances Conroy, Dylan McDermott

Running time:
40-46 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
13

 

The story of Briarcliff Mental Institution, its patients and its staff as led by Sister Jude (Lange), Doctor Arden (Cromwell) and Monsignor Timothy Howard (Fiennes) in the 1960s.

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Asylum by Madeleine Roux (2013)

Review by CJ

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Page count:
311

Format:
Paperback

ISBN:
978-0-00-753822-5

 

Dan Crawford is a 16-year-old outcast who is thrilled to escape to a college preparation summer program in New Hampshire. Upon arriving he befriends the artistic Abby and Jordan whose tongue is as sharp as his wits are quick.

When the trio discover that their dorm for the summer used to be an asylum, they start exploring forbidden areas. It’s while exploring these areas that each of them awaken insanities of their own. Can they band together to solve the mysteries posed by the asylum or will they succumb to its madness?

Asylum is the first novel in the Asylum series.

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