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Darren Criss checking into American Horror Story: Hotel for Halloween

08.06.2015by: Brennan Klein

American Horror Story: Hotel has gained another Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk alum as Glee's Darren Criss joins the cast. According to reports, he will play:

Justin, a Silver Lake hipster who heads to the hotel on Halloween with his equally hip girlfriend to escape pesky trick-or-treaters. But after one too many room service demands, Kathy Bates' character, the head of the hotel, gives Criss' character a Halloween trick they will never forget.

I can't help but be a little suspicious about that "hipster" tag. It's a little too close to "rocker" and with Lady Gaga already poised to star this season, casting yet another crooner seems like one too many temptations on Ryan Murphy's oh-too-musical inclinations. Don't get me wrong, I love me a good karaoke number. But if I have to sit a full season of teenyboppers butchering the collected works of KC and the Sunshine Band, I really don't think I could take it.

However, it must be said that I greatly respect American Horror Story's commitment to the Halloween special, a hallowed tradition in American television that doesn't get the attention it deserves in the modern age. Keep on keeping on.

American Horror Story: Hotel also stars Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Wes Bentley, Cheyenne Jackson, Max Greenfield, Lily Rabe, Naomi Campbell, and Chloe Sevigny. It airs in October on FX.

Extra Tidbit: Do you think Ryan Murphy will keep his promise about not featuring any singing this season?
Source: E!

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