When you think of Beverly Hills, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t usually Horror. Horribly over-priced maybe, but not Horror. Well, all that will change when The Paley Center for Media hosts The Style of Scare, a costume and prop exhibit running now through July 30th, 2017. Even more shocking… it’s free.
With a throng of cult fans following it from season to season, FX Network’s American Horror Story has been at the forefront of macabre, chill-worthy television since its premiere in 2011. Each season has presented brilliantly acted, beautifully-shot stand-alone story-lines with a focus on feature-film levels of crazy. Whether you call them macabre, revolting, heart-breaking or heroic, it cannot be argued that AHS hasn’t introduced us to some of the most interesting characters ever to invade your living room. And if there’s one thing horror and film aficionados understand, it’s that every great character needs a great costume.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, this exhibit is the largest ever presented at Paley and features costumes, props and a multitude of multimedia presentations from each terrifying season, including Hotel, Murder House, Asylum, Freak Show, Coven and my personal favorite, Roanoke. The Paley Center promises to “take visitors inside the minds of prolific writer-director-producer Ryan Murphy and award-winning costume designer Lou Eyrich when it’s transformed into the world of American Horror Story”.
Bloody Face. The Countess. Sister Mary. Twisty the Clown. They’re all getting the spotlight, so zip up your costume, strap on your boots and pay them a visit. You can learn everything you need to right here.