by Faith-Ashleigh Wong
"The dead can hold a better grudge than the living."
This could not ring truer with the ghosts that dwell within the Harmon house. Their first victim? Violet. The house has gotten a hold of her and looks determined to not let go. Violet begins to lose her grip on reality when the lines begin to blur between the living and the dead.
Eric Stonestreet guest stars in a role that is completely different from the camp and lovable Cam from Modern Family – he is unexpectedly very convincing and I loved it. This week's list is inspired by his character.
How to Conquer the Piggy Man
1. Get rid of your bathtub and install a shower box instead.
2. If you can't afford to do so, always make sure the shower curtain is drawn – so you don't get paranoid or fear any unwelcome surprises lurking beyond the curtain.
3. Alternatively, get rid of the shower curtain altogether!
4. Again if you can't get rid of the bathtub, make sure the bathroom mirror faces a wall. If you're no stranger to the horror genre, you will know that there is always something hiding behind the curtain.
5. Just don't call on the Piggy Man. As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for.
This week's Top Horror Stories
1. Looks like the ghostly kids on Halloween were not making empty accusations. We learn in the chilling, nail-biting opening that Tate was behind the Westfield High massacre. Oh and he's a ghost. He just doesn't know it. Poor Violet is deemed "the Chosen one" that must help him cross over.
2. Any chance of leaving the Murder House is long gone, I believe. It already has Violet in its ghostly grip and every time Vivien leaves the house, she gets a violent bout of morning sickness. What could the house have in store for Ben?
3. The ultrasound technician who passed out on seeing Vivien's ultrasound has quit her job and is now feverishly praying for Vivien. Why? Because Vivien is carrying the devil – complete with hooves and horns. Probably explains her ravenous appetite for offal.
4. In her desperation to escape the horror of what she knows, Violet attempts suicide only to be saved by Tate. She is upset initially but then eventually embraces Tate, almost resigned to the inevitable. They say "love conquers all" but somehow I don't think this includes being with a ghost.
Constance gets some closure through a medium but I felt Addie saying she is glad she crossed over as she is afraid of Tate serves as a warning. I think Tate is going to find out very soon that he was a psychotic murderer and that he has been walking among the living. Is another massacre imminent?