Watch the First 5 Minutes of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM

     October 10, 2012


The first five minutes of the FX series American Horror Story: Asylum have gone online and—surprise—they’re all about sex and violence.  For those unaware, AHS is an anthology series, so this second season (titled Asylum) features a brand new setting and cast of characters.  These first five minutes take place in present day and feature Adam Levine and Jenna Dewan Tatum (ie. Channing Tatum’s wife) as a sex-obsessed couple who go snooping around the remains of Briarcliff Manor in order to perform various sexual acts in the haunted locale.  Naturally, things do not go well.

The distractingly frenetic visual style from the show’s pilot is back and some of the dialogue is a bit cringe-worthy, but the mythology of season one was pretty intriguing so I’ll likely be checking out the entirety of Asylum.  Hit the jump to watch the slightly NSFW first five minutes of the show, which also includes the series’ new title sequence.  American Horror Story: Asylum premieres on FX October 17th at 10pm.

Click over to the show’s Facebook page to watch the footage in high quality.

American Horror Story: Asylum also stars Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Chloe Sevigny, Joseph Fiennes, and James Cromwell.