10 Best Tweets From American Horror Story: Coven
New Orleans is slowly taking over television on Wednesday nights, with “Top Chef” now competing with “American Horror Story” for viewers. And if you still haven’t had enough of the city after that, there’s “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” following on Fuse Network. Last night’s premiere of “American Horror Story: Coven” certainly stole viewers from “Top Chef” and just about every other show on at the time, especially if you were on Twitter and wondering why Kathy Bates rubbing blood on her face, Jessica Lange doing cocaine and frat boys wearing Ed Hardy shirts were flooding your feed. At times shocking and still not afraid to push the envelope, “Coven” is also bringing some of New Orleans real-life legends to life and demonstrating what can happen on-screen when seasoned actresses like Bates, Lange and Angela Bassett get together.
We were tweeting live with @AynW, who lives and works in New Orleans, and will be providing insight into the show for us all season. Join us again next week, but here are 10 of our favorite tweets from last night. And for those of you who were genuinely creeped out by the show, Madame Lalaurie herself tweeted us close to midnight and warned to sleep with the lights on.
1. @cinephile24 Kathy Bates is smearing blood on her face with a powder brush. I knew I came to the right party
BloominChick I do believe Kathy Bates as Madam LaLaurie in #AmericanHorrorStory #coven has just given Annie Wilkes in Misery a run for her money!
3. @entertainista Jessica Lange doing lines, dancing around in all black, to 70’s rock. Amazing.
AlisonF_NOLA It might be more fun to see everyone tweet #topchefnola and #AmericanHorrorStory and @ bigfreedia on Fuse than to actually watch tonight.
NarronJ Best line of the night: “Don’t make me drop a house on you.” #AmericanHorrorStory #JessicaLange
carolineteinert Madame Lalaurie was a real person who murdered slaves and Marie Laveau actually practiced Voodoo. Let that sink in. #AHSCoven
7. @AynW 7/9 frat boys down. “Assholes in Ed Hardy t-shirts.” @
rchel_mcg Jessica Lange blowing lines Emma Roberts flipping a bus on frat boys Taissa Farmiga having a vagina of death #genius #AmericanHorrorStory
JFCargill Does Angela Bassett ever age? AND she’s playing Marie Laveau…yes. My life is made. #AmericanHorrorStory
MmeLaLaurie “The secret ingredient to the madame’s beauty ritual was a poultice that included human pancreas.” #AmericanHorrorStory #Coven
To find out more about Madame Lalaurie, check out a book about her in our 13 October Reads.