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American Horror Story Season 6 Episode 1 Review:

**Possible spoilers**

American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare by FX
If you've been watching American Horror Story from the start, you might remember a season 1 teaser about the urban legend of vanishing townships, uneasy spirits, and the lost colony of Roanoke. Five years later, Brad Falchuck and Ryan Murphy have treated us to an entire series based on this legend.


Unusual was the way that we have had no clues about the anthology of season 6's theme until getting to watch this first episode - simply a flurry of misleading and unreadable teasers.

As it opens, My Roanoke Nightmare informs us as an audience that this is based on a true story. Alongside this classic trope, the faux documentary style is something completely different for the show. Inspired by paranormal reality shows it is a structure we have seen in many horror films but swapping straightforward narrative for talking heads.. There is a worry that it has been done.

The episode opens on married couple Shelby (Lily Rabe) and Matt (AndrĂ© Holland) recounting to camera a traumatic paranormal experience in their new deep south farmhouse in America. Their story is mixed with dramatic reenactments of the pair's toils. An interesting touch is the way which reenactments are played onscreen by Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr (can anyone say People vs OJ reunion?).

5 Date Nights with a Difference


I have been in a relationship for quite a long time now. One of the most important things we do in our relationship is ensure we have date nights often.

From sitting in and turning off our phones to play a board game to heading out to our favourite restaurant or to see a film - dating is important to us.

Date nights are an important part of making sure your relationship stays fresh and exciting - but what happens when your date nights start feeling too similar and comfortable too?

Today I want to share with you some ideas for date nights with a difference...


1/ Go Ape with outdoor activities:
If you're guilty of staying in your comfort zone when it comes to your dates, why not try something a little more adventurous? Take your date to new heights by trying the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. From £33 per person there are facilities all over the UK for you to enjoy a fun date with a difference.

David Shrigley for Flying Tiger Copenhagen

I'm a big fan of Flying Tiger stores. Founded in Copenhagen their stores are now rolling out worldwide offering quirky Danish design at great affordable prices. Danish design is undoubtably beautiful and is something that is really taking off around the world. Flying Tiger Copenhagen makes this accessible for everyone.

Glasgow artist David Shrigley has recently created a range of products for the Danish retail chain and they are just awesome.