Kajagoogoo is dead!: AHS 1984 episode 8 recap

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 -- Pictured: Zach Villa as Richard Ramirez. CR: Kurt Iswarienko FX
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 -- Pictured: Zach Villa as Richard Ramirez. CR: Kurt Iswarienko FX /

There’s only one episode of AHS 1984 left. In my opinion, this might be the worst season ever.

A few highlights from this week’s episode of AHS 1984 include a tabloid reporter blackmailing Brooke and Donna, a fight between Richard Ramirez and Mr. Jingles and a complete rip off of the finale of Friday The 13th.  It took 8 episodes but I’ve decided that this season is the worst so far.

On the way to Camp Redwood, Donna and Brooke run into a tabloid journalist who recognizes them. She intends to “out” the pair. So, in order to stop that from happening, Brooke talks her into joining them on their road trip. Of course, she has every intention of killing the annoying reporter.

As it turns out, the hitchhiker they left for dead didn’t die. He was saved by Mary Kay of door to door cosmetics fame, before killing her. Meanwhile, Margaret makes her assistant get rid of Kajagoogoo’s bodies.

At the same time this action is happening,  the hitchhiker arrives at camp meets his idol Ramirez, and later Margaret. The trio team up to murder all of the bands. Except for Ramirez’s favorite performer, Billy Idol. His life will be spared.

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In a scene that is clearly a ripoff of the Friday The 13th finale, the trapped souls of Mr. Jingle’s victims decide to torture him. They bind him and put him in a red canoe, just like Alice in Sean S. Cunningham’s movie. When he gets to the middle of the lake, he’s grabbed by his dead brother Bobby. Who didn’t see that move coming?

If only the plot would be more original! Instead, it relies heavily on conventions from movies that we’ve already seen. Yes, there are a lot of 1980’s horror films that take place in a summer camp. However, at least they have some differences. You can easily discern the distinctions between films such as Friday The 13th, Sleepaway Camp or the highly underrated Madman.

Admittedly, in terms of storytelling, this has been the worst season. The saving grace has been the performances of the cast. I still miss Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson. Hopefully, they’re saving the best for last with next week’s finale. Maybe they’ll ramp up the on screen body count.

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