American Horror Story: Asylum - Dread Central Spends the Night at Briarcliff Manor
Last year Fox Home Entertainment held an event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to celebrate "American Horror Story" Season 1 on Blu-ray that included a murder tour across Los Angeles, a visit to the signature house from the series, and talks by psychics and talent from the show.
So what could they possible do to top that for the home video release of "American Horror Story: Asylum?" Simple: Have us all committed.
For one night, the abandoned and notoriously haunted Linda Vista Hospital was turned into Briarcliff Manor – home to the criminally insane and a select few lucky fans and press. Visitors arrived in the hospital lobby, where they were greeted by the Mother Superior and forced to sign their lives away. Food and booze were served while familiar Asylum tunes “Dominique” and “The Name Game” were appropriately played over a loudspeaker.
Several drinks later, we were ushered into the chapel, where we got a first look at several bonus features from the "Asylum" Blu-ray as well as a brief Q&A with actresses Naomi Grossman (Pepper) and Barbara Tarbuck (Mother Superior Claudia). Afterwards, we were shown the entertaining season premiere from "American Horror Story: Coven," which was incredibly well received (read my review here).
What happened next was kind of a shocker: We were paired up into teams of four, given flashlights and patient smocks, then blindfolded and escorted to our rooms. From there, fans were given an all-night scavenger/puzzle/trivia challenge across two whole floors of the asylum – including scavenging bodies in the morgue and autopsy rooms for clues.
The lucky few who were able to traverse the entire hospital and solve the ridiculously difficult challenges (with help from several orderlies) left the event with a copy of Season Two on Blu-ray. You, too, can grab your very own copy online and at retail stores now – and it won’t require you to touch any dead bodies!
Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV's most daringly provocative series "American Horror Story: Asylum." The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner… from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as "Bloody Face." Emmy winner Jessica Lange leads an exceptional ensemble cast, including Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell, and Sarah Paulson.
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