‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ Is ‘Returning To Classic Horror,’ Hotel Feels Like A ‘Murder House’

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Sep. 26 2015, Updated 9:13 a.m. ET

From Murder House to Freak Show, American Horror Story has managed to come up with a unique look and feel to each new season of the anthology series. With American Horror Story: Hotel gearing up for its fall premiere, the series is expected to return to its classic horror story roots while introducing a number of new characters.

In fact, according to EnStarz, Denis O’Hare revealed that season five feels very much like Murder House. “The theme is different, but also the feeling on the set is different,” he stated. “But I think it’s going to be really scary. It feels like Season 1 in many ways… and I think it’s because we’re back in LA. You can’t help it!”

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O’Hare is set to play Liz Taylor in the upcoming season. His character is a crossdresser who takes on the personage of the famous actress, Elizabeth Taylor. In preparing for the role, O’Hare discussed how he was able to repurpose some old costumes from seasons past. “I actually had to try on one of Jessica Lange’s costumes from Coven that she didn’t wear… and it fit! I was very happy.”

Meanwhile, O’Hare isn’t the only cast member who thinks American Horror Story: Hotel feels like Murder House. According to Science Fiction, Finn Wittrock described the season as scarier and filled with more sex and blood than Freak Show.

“It’s going to be really insane. In some ways, it’s returning to the classic horror genre like the first season,” Wittrock stated. “Freak Show was more outside and sprawling, this is more tight and scary. The sex and the blood are really amped up too and outdoing themselves.”

For his part, Wittrock plays Tristan this season. Tristan is a very sexual person who has an intimate encounter with The Countess (Lady Gaga) and Donovan (Matt Bomer).

“There’s a little homoerotica,” Wittrock stated in regards to his character’s love triangle with The Countess and Bomer. “My character’s not gay, but he does what he’s got to do to get by. That entails a few things.”

As far as Gaga is concerned, Wittrock stated that he was very impressed by her performance. “She’s the real deal. Everyone’s like, ‘God, she’s so approachable, like I can just go up to her and talk.’ She’s taking it very seriously as an actor. I think people are going to be very impressed.”

American Horror Story: Hotel is set to air Wednesday, October 7, on FX.

[Image Courtesy: FX]

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