Nothing like all the traditional scares of the Halloween season: Rape, gang rape, incest and killer vaginas. If you were going to say werewolves and friendly ghosts, you’re hopelessly out of date. You need to catch up on the thoroughly modern spook tale, “American Horror Story: Coven.” Oh, it has witches, spells and Frankenstein’s monsters, but the real terror comes in the form of warped and violent sex.
“American Horror Story: Coven,” the third season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s AHS franchise, premiered October 9. Billed as “the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America,” it focuses on a special school for young witches located in New Orleans. Since then, the first three episodes touted 30-plus victims killed or seriously injured by violence, along with 10 sex acts.