The latest edition of Twisted Parallels takes us through side-by-sides from yet another season of American Horror Story— “Roanoke.”
While others have their opinions, Father Gore loved Season 6 of the series. Found footage is great when used right. Not only did this season give viewers excellent homages to many classic horror movies, the writers used the found footage sub-genre to its advantage, at once playing into its tropes and also subverting them. What resulted was a compelling look at reality television and fame, alongside all the juicy horror stuff we love as die hard fans of the genre.

Edition #11 looks at the visual references in “Roanoake,” and there are some great ones. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk & Co. give homage to everything from Mario Bava’s proto-slasher A Bay of Blood to the groundbreaking The Blair Witch Project and the original found footage sensation Cannibal Holocaust. And these aren’t even all of them!

Another edition of American Horror Story is on the way next time.
Don’t get ahead of yourself, though. Get a load of these terrors first.
Next edition’s available here.

Mario Bava's A Bay of Blood (1971) v. American Horror Story "Roanoke"Blades in bloodied faces

A Bay of Blood
Directed by Mario Bava
Cinematography by Mario Bava

v.

American Horror Story
Roanoke, Chapter 7
Directed by Elodie Keene
Cinematography by Gavin Kelly

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) v. American Horror Story "Roanoke"Impaled people– one bloody, one burnt.

Cannibal Holocaust
Directed by Ruggerio Deodato
Cinematography by Sergio D’Offizi

v.

American Horror Story
Roanoke, Chapter 9
Directed by Alexis O. Korycinski
Cinematography by Gavin Kelly

Maniac (2012) v. American Horror Story "Roanoke"Women opening doors, blood, and blades.

Maniac
Directed by Franck Khalfoun
Cinematography by Maxime Alexandre

v.

American Horror Story
Roanoke, Chapter 5
Directed by Nelson Cragg
Cinematography by Jesse M. Feldman

Motel Hell (1980) v. American Horror Story "Roanoke"Psychopaths wearing bloody pig heads

Motel Hell
Directed by Kevin Connor
Cinematography by Thomas Del Ruth

v.

American Horror Story
Roanoke, Chapter 4
Directed by Marita Grabiak
Cinematography by Jesse M. Feldman

The Blair Witch Project (1999) v. American Horror Story "Roanoke"Cameras catching terrified faces up close

The Blair Witch Project
Directed by Eduardo Sánchez & Daniel Myrick
Cinematography by Neal Fredericks

v.

American Horror Story
Roanoke, Chapter 7
Directed by Elodie Keene
Cinematography by Gavin Kelly

The Blair Witch Project (1999) v. American Horror Story "Roanoke" v. Blair Witch (2016)Witchy stick figures in the trees
in

The Blair Witch Project
Directed by Eduardo Sánchez & Daniel Myrick
Cinematography by Neal Fredericks

v.

American Horror Story
Roanoke, Chapter 4
Directed by Marita Grabiak
Cinematography by Jesse M. Feldman

v.

Blair Witch
Directed by Adam Wingard
Cinematography by Robby Baumgartner

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980) v. American Horror Story "Roanoke"REDRUM scrawled on a door

The Shining
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Cinematography by John Alcott

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MURDER scrawled on a wall hidden behind wallpaper

American Horror Story
Roanoke, Chapter 6
Directed by Angela Bassett
Cinematography by Gavin Kelly

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