Oct 292015


To celebrate the release of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW, available on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK now, we’ve one copy to give away on DVD, courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

American Horror Story, the Golden-Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning horror anthology from ingenious creator Ryan Murphy (Scream Queens, Glee, Nip/Tuck) returns with AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW, released on Blu-ray and DVD on 26th October 2015.

This critically acclaimed series boasts an A-List cast, including returning favourites two-time OSCAR® winner Jessica Lange (Big Fish) as circus owner Elsa Mars, OSCAR® winner Kathy Bates (Misery) as bearded lady Ethel Darling, Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (Malcolm X) as triple breasted Desiree Dupree, fan favourite Evan Peters (X: Men – Days of Future Past) as ectrodactyl Jimmy Darling, Golden Globe® nominee Sarah Paulson (12 Years A Slave) as conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler and Emma Roberts (Palo Alto) as fortune teller Maggie Esmerelda.

The key cast is supported by an impressive roster of talent including Michael Chiklis (The Fantastic Four) as strongman Dell Toledo, Denis O’Hare (Dallas Buyers Club) as con-artist Stanley, Finn Wittrock (Unbroken) as protégé Dandy Mott and Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as aristocrat Gloria Mott.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida in the year 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience. Could they be trapped at the mercy of the twisted ‘Clown killer’?

Roll up, roll up…don’t miss your chance to grab the hottest ticket in town as AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW opens its doors on Blu-ray and DVD this Halloween.

Special Features
• Extra-Ordinary Artists
• Hollywood Freak Show Season Four Premiere
• Getting Freaky: A Peek Under the Tent
• Two Heads are better than one
• Freaklore: The Specter of Edward Mordrake
• Twisty: Behind the Mask of Terror

For your chance to win AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW on DVD, simply comment below telling us the moment which scared you the most in a TV series.

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Friday 13th November 2015 and one valid comment will be chosen and notified by email.

• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• Entrants must be aged 18 years or older
• One entry per household
• There is no cash alternative to Prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by the Prize winner
• 1 winner will win 1x AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW on DVD
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.


BatI love prosthetic effects, stop-motion animation and gore, but most of all I love a good story! I adore B-movies and exploitation films in many of their guises and also have a soft spot for creature features. I review a wide range of media including movies, TV series, books and videogames. I'm a massive fan of author Hunter S. Thompson and I enjoy various genre of videogames with Kingdom Hearts and Harvest Moon two of my all time favs. Currently playing: Silent Hill

  119 Responses to “Win AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW on DVD In Our Competition”

  1. The scene where BOB murders Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks.

  2. Unsolved Mysteries always scared me when I was young! It was probably the scary music!

  3. Episodes of Tales of the Unexpected where the first to make me jump. Excellent shorts.

  4. The original BBC adaption of Quatermass And The Pit. When the workman was drilling through the nose cone where the alien bodies were.

  5. On Hollyoaks when they announced a new series

  6. IT – when the kids are looking through the book at Pennywise’s history, then he comes running through the old photograph to pop his face out at them, it’s positively pants-soiling.

    I have hated clowns ever since!!!!

  7. In Z Nation were the guy in the icy government building started to hallucinate

  8. Killer Instinct episode from Freddy’s Nightmares. I kept having nightmares(!) after some scenes in that episode. Particularly the scene where a girl witnesses the corpse of her friend sipping tea at the family table while bits of flesh and blood are sticking to the cup 🙁

  9. Strange but true, as a kid this was my favourite program but scared the hell out off me

  10. To be honest – The League of Gentlemen – even though it was supposed to be a comedy there was something menacing about it from the very beginning and I couldn’t watch!

  11. Salem lot with David soul, when you see the main vampire for the first time

  12. There are lots of jumpy bits in the walking dead, my favourite series 🙂

  13. American Horror Story Hotel the first time a person came out of the mattress

  14. Twilight zone of course!

  15. The opening scene when I first watched American Horror Story S1 had me freaked out!


  17. The part in American horror story when you release her suicide attempt had actually worked and she was a ghost.

  18. The “Hush” episode of Buffy – the gentlemen were legitimately scary! The moment when Olivia is looking out the window, and one just floats right past!

  19. In the walking dead when Glenn gets eaten

  20. Has to be when The Borg first appeared in Star Trek, very realistic, which made it even scarier

  21. Lots of moments in the walking dead has made me jump.

  22. One born every minute while I was 8 months pregnant

  23. twin peaks. season 2 episode 1, the final scene, where ronette wakes up from her coma and has flashbacks of killer bob and laura. absolutely freaked me the hell out, nightmarish.

  24. The Demon Headmaster – the whole thing was just completely freaky!

  25. The baby with the forked tongue in V

  26. The first time we saw the weeping angels on Doctor Who.

  27. Definitely the vampire brother tapping on the window in Salem’s Lot …. still gives me the creeps!

  28. As a youngster I used to watch Dr Who from behind the settee because I was very scared of the Daleks

  29. The guy in the bed in american horror story hotel!

  30. It wasn’t so much a series but the BBC did a so-called ‘live-show’ from a supposedly haunted house one Halloween, which at the time they claimed was real (for which they got into loads of trouble later) but in the show they showed a sinister ghost appearing behind one of the presenters and as I thought it was ‘real’ at the time, it scared the beejesus out of me!!

  31. Ghostwatch, when things begin to go wrong.

  32. The ‘Squeeze’ episode of The X-Files (with Tooms). Didn’t help that a boy in my class had exactly the same colour eyes and I had to sit next to him!

  33. Ghost Asylum when you actually see dark shadows that then tell them to go away through their speaking machine it is so creepy makes the hairs on my neck stand up

  34. watching doctor who as a kid

  35. Seeing the human/alien mutations in series 4 of Falling Skies was a pretty scary moment. I think I literally jumped off my bed!

  36. some great jumps in the enfield haunting

  37. I’ll go with the first appearance of Dr. Who’s Weeping Angels (as my daughter nearly died of fright) but back when I was but a wee boy I remember nearly dying when I saw Patrick Troughton’s Dr. Who’s Cybermen in the moon station, they scared me silly not like these watered down modern versions.

  38. I think that it would be the scene in freddys nightmares when people keep seeing other people in the room as freddy kruger when it was actually innocent people they were killing.

  39. The scene with Little Mo killing her husband in Eastenders

  40. When pennywise is in the drain and pulls the boys arm off in IT!

  41. As a child it was always the beginning of The Outer Limits to me i thought it was real… well you would when you hear it start off with… There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to – The Outer Limits. and then the pictures do start to distort and the volume goes up and down etc. lol

  42. Sad to say but it has to be Dr Who when the Cyber men and Daleks first on screen 1963 (mum washed many a nappy then)

  43. Without a doubt it was when Toombs was shown on the X-Files stretching as he reached down the chimney! Central heating for me from then on!

  44. When the CyberMen emerged from the sewers in an (ancient) episode of Dr Who.

  45. The Giant Spiders on Dr Who in the mid-70s.

  46. I was onlly 4 and woke up, went in the sitting room and saw eyes move behing a painting in a “Carry On” comedy, It frightened me silly, and I was crying for ages. I forget the name of the film now, but when I was older a watched the whole thing and it was hilarious.

  47. Plenty of scary tv moments but the best are Pennywise in the drain from IT, the mattress scene in AHS: Hotel and the Weeping Angels from Dr Who!

  48. In Afterlife when the ghost of the drowned girl is coming up the stairs and leaving wet footprints – that really stuck in my mind!

  49. Ghostwatch when Pipes the ghost appeared suddenly!

  50. some of the early tales of the unexpected

  51. Enfield Haunting, lots of hide under the cushion moments

  52. When Rylan got through X Factor

  53. Fringe was a TV series that could do creepy really well, whether it was producing something icky to turn your stomach or something chilling like Marionette. In this episode, the team investigate the deaths of people who had recently received a transplants, only for their killer to take that heart back again. The case soon leads them to a young girl who had committed suicide and whose organs had then been donated. It’s a riff on the Frankenstein tale as the killer attempts to use these organs to resurrect the girl; it’s got all the hallmarks of an act of love, but is more accurately one of obsession. The most chilling scene is when the killer rigs up the still-deceased girl to a pulley system to make her dance again, giving the episode its name and one of Fringe’s most haunting sequences.

  54. In the fall where the man jumps out from under tha plastic sheet

  55. Has to be the dancing midget in twin peaks, very creepy

  56. Pipes with Sarah Greene wow that got me, Ghostwatch (1992)

  57. Doctor Who – Mission to the Unknown – gave me nightmares for years, sadly lost now.

  58. The whole opening episode of American Horror Story Hotel – you never know what to expect with these shows!

  59. Pretty much the entire of season 2 of AHS! Especially episode one with the arm bit….

  60. Being Human as lucy held a wooden stake over Mitchell.

  61. never i am afraid as it is not real

  62. The boy floating outside of the window in Salem’s Lot

  63. When the vampire appeared at the window in Salem’s Lot

  64. Dale Cooper’s dream in Twin Peaks, with the dwarf, the Red Room, and Laura Palmer. It certainly got under my skin, and gave me some vivid/disturbing nightmares intermittently for a whole month.

  65. the music form the x files scared me- sad i know

  66. the clown in American Horror story freak show is really scary! Scares the hell out of me! Hate clowns

  67. The scene in the original Carrie which begins where she is covered in the pigs blood, then she looks around the room slamming door and starting fires.

  68. Glenn getting eaten in The Walking Dead

  69. the twilight zone episode where the guy rings his house and its himself that answers

  70. I don’t remember ever being too scared by a tv series, but the first time I watched Jaws I almost died when the head popped out from under the boat.

  71. American horror story: Murder House, used to scare me all the time. Whenever they were in the basement I knew it was gonna get scary!

  72. most recently it was The Enfield Haunting, lots of scary moments – think it’s always scarier when there are children involved.

  73. Doctor who, I used to jump regularly

  74. The ITV Woman In Black from way back in 1989 was incredible. Sure the recent Hammer film looked great, but the ITV adaptation stuck closer to the original book and THAT scene in the bedroom scared me senseless when I was a nipper!

  75. when the daleks 1st arrived on dr who

  76. The cockroach episode in X Files War of the Coprophages) freaked me out no end!!

  77. The first time that I saw Dr Who when I was a child

  78. The first time I saw The Cybermen on Doctor Who

  79. There was a scene in an episode of Fringe where a monster made me jump… I screamed so loud the neighbour came to check on me!

  80. Checking out Embarrasing Bodies for the first time!!! Arrrgghh. Creepiest show ever. Apart from that i would have to go with the first showing of the Grey’s in X-Files. January can’t come quick enough 🙂

  81. American Horror Story Hotel – when the person came out of the mattress i nearly ended up wearing the drink i was holding!!!

  82. The scene in the Walking Dead where it looks like they’ll all be getting their throats cut before being eaten by cannibals.

  83. When Rick got stuck inside the Tank with all the walkers outside in the first season of Walking Dead

  84. The clowns in IT

  85. The moment that the music starts at the beginning of Emmerdale.

  86. Hammer House of Horror – Charlie Boy

  87. Anything with Barney in. That purple dinosaur freaks me out!

  88. never watch it but like 2

  89. twin peaks, bob in the woods

  90. Any of the Weeping Angels Dr Who episodes…just we’ve all been creeped out by a statue .

  91. Doctor Who – The weeping angels!

  92. During Red Dwarf when they encountered the Polymorph, it gave me nightmares for days!

  93. I’m a wimp so I’m scared by everything! Remember Me shown on TV last year had me creeped out – especially the bit where the kids are exploring the attic room up *those* stairs…

  94. First Vampire kill in True Blood.

  95. The last 7 minutes of twin peaks season 2.

  96. When Stars In Their Eyes returned

  97. Either HUSH episode of buffy with the gentlemen they were just freaky or if I am going way back as a kid the demon headmaster freaked me out

  98. there were a few scenes in the X-Files that did scare me for a few moments as wasnt prepared for them

  99. So many parts in twin peaks but probably Bob appearing at the foot of Laura Palmer’s bed. Can’t wait for the new series

  100. I found X-Files terrifying.

  101. The dead deformed twin in Afterlife.

  102. in scream queens when the red devil appeared behind chanel number 2 – ariana grandes character

  103. its more when something does something you would not expect like the birds attacking in the Hitchcock film

  104. Lots of moments in supernatural. Love the series!!

  105. Unsolved Mysteries

  106. The Gentlemen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer – when they first appeared I was truly terrified!

  107. The film Poltergeist where I think the Dad is being pulled into the ground by loads of the dead who where buried on the land he built the house on. My cousins were watching it and I happened to walk in at that point – I saw that and walked back out.

  108. Most of The Strain! its terrifying

  109. Viirtually every episode of The Walking Dead!

  110. A particular incident in the walking dead involving a revolving door 🙁

  111. Glenn getting eaten in The Walking Dead

  112. Twilight zone is great

  113. when the tree came through the window in poltergeist

  114. The reoccurring day episode in The Twilight Zone series

  115. probably the strain, the way the thin white worms infect the host and take over the body *shudder*

  116. For me it’s a toss up between the Hush episode of Buffy & the first Weeping Angels episode in Doctor Who!

  117. The thing that scares me the most on TV is watching old reruns of Top of The Pops with Jimmy Savile. Be afraid..be very afraid. Or when Rolf Harris asked a young girl “Can you tell what it is yet?”

  118. The ‘How Marvelous’ cult in Thriller.

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