How They Did It: The Awesome VFX on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN
By Merrill Barr on February 4, 2014
Did you enjoy the last season of American Horror Story in all of its witchy goodness? Did you enjoy the gore? The chaos? The magic? Well, now FX is offering fans a chance to see how it all went down behind the scenes in a brand new making-of featurette:
It’s amazing how these kinds of effects are even possible on a television series. But amazement aside, the blend of practical and CG effects this season is really admirable. Personally, I was positive the piano was all CG, but to see it was actually practical and the rather realistic looking flames were all 100% digital and not just keyed over a CG Myrtle, that’s artistry, and that’s what makes good horror.
And the zombies, guys. How awesome was that episode? This breakdown wasn’t just a cool behind-the-scenes montage, it was also a bit of a best-of, wasn’t it?
Ryan Murphy and his team killed it this season, and this effects video just goes to show how far they went to make us believe in witchcraft during Coven’s run. Also, can we talk about the eye plucking scene? So gruesome, yet so awesome to see how they pulled it off.
And if you thought that was cool, get your fill of VFX know-how with the Nerdist Channel series Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: