All of you “American Horror Story” fans out there (and I know there are A LOT of you) have a pretty good reason to get excited.
It was just announced that “AHS” fan favorite Lily Rabe (you know, the actor who played Sister Mary Eunice on the earlier “Asylum” incarnation of the beloved horror series) is set to play none other than Aileen Wuornos when the show returns in October. Yes, that Aileen Wuornos —only the most notorious female serial killer of all time.
You might be old enough to remember Wuornos from Charlize Theron’s Oscar-winning portrayal of her in the hit film “Monster” many moons ago. Will Rabe do an equally stellar job in doing a difficult character justice? We’ll have to wait and see. But, as “AHS” creator Ryan Murphy explained to the L.A. Times:
“We’re doing a two-part, well, we always do a two-part Halloween episode, but our Halloween episode this year is called ‘Devil’s Night.’ I’m directing it because I love the script so much, when we finished it I said, ‘I can’t give this to anybody else.’ Lily Rabe is coming to that episode.
And she’s playing Aileen Wuornos, which is really fun and bizarre. I don’t want to give too much away but I will tell you that she’s at the centerpiece of that, and that’s who she’s playing.”
In case you weren’t already perversely obsessed with her story, Wuornos was a prostitute convicted of killing seven of her johns. She claimed she committed the crimes out of self-defense against men who were trying to rape her, but the state didn’t agree; she was executed in 2002.
As for “American Horror Story: Hotel,” the series’ upcoming season is reportedly based on the real-life Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. The hotel (now rebranded as the Stay on Main after much bad press about the site’s scary past) has a long history of gore, grimness, and ghost stories.
Serial killer Richard Ramirez (the “Night Stalker”) reportedly lived at the Cecil while committing his long string of murders. And in 2013, a woman’s death went viral after Canadian tourist Elisa Lam was filmed on hotel elevator surveillance video behaving bizarrely shortly before she died. Lam’s decomposed corpse was later found in the hotel’s rooftop water tank after guests complained of foul-tasting black water flowing from the taps. Creepy stuff.
Will you be tuning in?
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