The mystery behind the creepy Hotel Cortez, where dangers lurk around every nook and corner, will deepen in the second episode of "American Horror Story: Hotel".
The easiest way to catch the episode live is to tune into FX at 10 p.m. EDT. The episode can also be watched online through FX Now, provided the viewer has a cable subscription with login access.
The second episode is titled "Chutes and Ladders" and viewers will see fashion designer Will Drake moving into the hotel and he will bring with him all the glitz and glamour of New York City.
But because this is hotel Cortez, disaster is just waiting to happen and some of the guests attending Drake's lavish parties will have unpleasant encounters.
Viewers will also get their first glimpse of Evan Peters' James March, the original owner of hotel Cortez. March built the art deco hotel in 1930 and in the course of the episode we learn that the sadistic hotel owner has killed and tortured most of his hotel guests. March's modus operandi appears to be similar to that of H.H. Holmes, a person considered to be America's First Serial Killer.
Speaking about "American Horror Story: Hotel", Peters told The Wall Street Journal that season 5 is bloodier and sexier than the previous ones.
"It's a flashier season, it's a sexier season, it's a bloodier season. I think it's the scariest season of all. I'm not just saying that," he admitted. "Honestly, there are a lot of elements that are very scary. I think because it's present day, so that's really cool, and the hotel. I mean, what's scarier than a hotel? With all the past lives that have been through a hotel, especially one as dark as this one, it's bound to be scary and have some lasting effect. I think people are really going to like it. It's a fun season. it's funny, but it's also graphic and scary, and I think people are really going to like it. I like it. It's my favorite season so far."
The official synopsis of "American Horror Story: Hotel" episode 2 reads:
Fashion mogul Will Drake brings couture to the Hotel Cortez. A model catches the Countess's eye. John learns about the hotel's sadistic first owner.