I want to tear you apart

According to Stephanie Meyer, the Twilight series grew out of a dream she had one night, in which she watched a tensely romantic moment between a man and woman. The man said he was afraid to get close to the woman because he was afraid he would kill her. When Meyer awoke, she was compelled to write to see how that scenario would play out. She’s hardly the only person to examine the link between sex and violence.  Two of my favorite horror-themed shows, American Horror Story and Hannibal, examine this theme in-depth, and in particular the compulsion to consume the beloved.

This song puts that theme to one hell of a beat.  It’s “Tear You Apart” by She Wants Revenge.

In Honor of the Return of American Horror Story!

American Horror Story: Hotel premieres tonight, and I’m excited! I love this show in particular, and horror-themed television in general. And when I’m watching a show that I love, the opening credits, complete with theme song, can really get my heart pumping in anticipation, and it’s all the more intense when the theme song itself is awesome. So in honor of the return of AHS, here are a few opening credits that give me the chills!

[Note: The American Horror Story: Hotel clip is intense and NSFW. Viewer discretion is advised.]