Victoria Cosner Love, author of Mad Madame Lalaurie: New Orleans’ Most Famous Murderess revealed, chats with us about the real life Delphine Lalaurie, portrayed by Kathy Bates in American Horror Story: Coven. Plus a bonus discussion on cemeteries!
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Kathy Bates playing Delphine Lalaurie in American Horror Story: Coven. Kathy used Victoria’s book to research the role. (Photo via Entertainment Weekly.)
Victoria’s 2-Part Interview on BigSéance.com:
Mad Madame Lalaurie: An Interview with Author, Victoria Cosner Love, Part 1
Mad Madame Lalaurie: Part 2 of My Interview with Author, Victoria Cosner Love
For more on Victoria and Mad Madame Lalaurie:
Mad Madame Lalaurie Facebook Page
@CosnerLove on Twitter
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Mad Madame Lalaurie Store
The author at the entrance to the Lalaurie Mansion.
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Just one of many creepy promo posters for American Horror Story: Coven.
Well tonight was a big night for a lot of paranerdal folks. Not only did we get to see the mid-season premier of Ghost Hunters (in their 9th season), but a growing audience of fans got to see the much-anticipated premier of American Horror Story: Coven. I wanted to leave you with just a few of my thoughts on these wicked witches before heading to bed for another insane day of work.
I’ve been looking forward to this season since the first rumors of a witch plot began to spread. Endless articles and reviews have been written in anticipation of the series, but other than watching all of the promos as they were released, due to work and being busy I hadn’t really read too much about it. It wasn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be, but that’s not a bad thing. I was pleasantly surprised… and I think I’m going to LOVE it! Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and Frances Conroy are simply going to rock my world! No pressure, ladies!
SPOILER ALERT (if you haven’t seen episode one yet.)
The LaLaurie Mansion in New Orleans.
Even after watching the first half of the episode, with all of the slavery and torture, and even after seeing the famous LaLaurie Mansion (well known to most paranerdal folks) and knowing much of its history, it took me several minutes to begin to put two and two together. Duh! The LaLaurie Mansion and the real life Madame Delphine LaLaurie will apparently play a major part in the story this season. Maybe this is old news by now, but I certainly wasn’t expecting it, and it is why I’m even more excited about the rest of the season.
And how about some of those hilarious lines?! Someone is getting paid well. “Don’t make me drop a house on you.” HAAA! It was something like that. Keep ’em coming, Ryan Murphy.
My only thumbs down as of now is the very low-budget power that the newest witch pupil has over the boys. Maybe I’m old and no fun, but I’m hoping this doesn’t end up playing a major part in the rest of the season, because it could potentially ruin it for me. It just seems cheap and reeks of Cinemax to me. Am I alone? Maybe it’ll grow on me.