Ryan Murphy is gearing up for another season of AHS – its ninth, for the record, and there are no plot details yet – and he has cast Olympian Gus Kenworthy in a major role, playing the boyfriend of Emma Roberts, the only other actor announced in the cast to date. This is not especially shocking news, we understand, as Murphy is as skilled at stocking his casts with exceptionally handsome men as he is at keeping alive the screen presences of his favorite mid-and-late-career leading ladies.
We begrudge him none of his choices on that front. We’re just going to assume that Kenworthy is a naturally charismatic actor, because so far his limited resume highlights are an episode of The Real O’Neals and a cameo in Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. No shade there, either, though; everyone has to start somewhere after they win medals in the Olympics. We are officially rooting for Gus, and also possibly Jessica Lange and/or Stevie Nicks.
Rock Paper Dead is a horror movie we want to see right now
The horror pedigree on this one is a meeting of legends. Tom Holland (the filmmaker, not young Mr. Spider-man), who gave us Child’s Play and Fright Night, is working on a new scary movie called Rock Paper Dead (we really love the blunt instrument qualities of that title) and it’s co-written by Victor Miller (Friday the 13th) and Kerry Fleming. But what’s queer about it? Well, it stars gay actor Luke Macfarlane (Brothers and Sisters, and all those Hallmark Christmas movies, including the one where he has to fall in love with annoying right-winger Candace Cameron Bure) as a man released from a hospital for “the criminally insane” who goes home to what seems to be a haunted house. And then there are murders, naturally. Bonus casting: Tatum O’Neal and Brady Bunch’s Maureen McCormick, as we don’t even care what – we’re just thrilled to see their names on the IMDB page, and we hope they both get to do some evil deeds.
Romeo San Vicente last fright night involved running out of ice cream and it was a harrowing experience.