On this week’s mega-episode, Randy and Sean welcome in Simon Howell to take a long look at the horror’s recent run on television, focused on two distinct entries from the past decade: Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House and – much to Randy’s chagrin – FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum, breaking his years-long streak of not watching Ryan Murphy shows. The guys try to figure out what makes horror work (and not) on tv, breaking down their favorite moments from both series, lamenting their shortcomings, and hypothesizing about where two of TV’s most influential series are heading in the future.
Shows discussed: The Haunting of Hill House, Channel Zero, American Horror Story: Asylum
The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Goomba Stomp and TV Never Sleeps’ Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday evening.
Opening Track: “Curtains” by Ryan Elliott (of Ancient Fears)