More character-driven than usual, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW (out now, Blu-ray/ DVD) does a good job of making its ’50s carny folk relatable – Sarah Paulson particularly impresses as conjoined twins – while killer clown Twisty provides some effective shocks. The anachronistic use of songs by Bowie and Nirvana is a bit naff, though. In PENNY DREADFUL SEASON TWO (out now, Blu-ray/ DVD) Eva Green’s spooksome Vanessa goes back to her supernatural roots; the law threatens to catch up with Ethan; Dorian Gray’s up to bad things; and Frankenstein’s created another monster. Blood, guts, gore, nudity, sex, death, love – this show doesn’t do anything by halves. Year two tastes just as foul as the first, but in the good way. SLEEPY HOLLOW SEASON TWO (out now, Blu-ray/DVD) wobbles a lot for a show that should be on firmer ground by now – although that’s not to say it isn’t good fun, too. The biggest issue lies with the rescue of Ichabod’s missus, Katrina, from Purgatory – despite being a witch from the 17th century, she’s as dull as ditchwater. Still, the end-of-the-world schtick is just as breakneck-paced and entertaining as ever. Finally, ORPHAN BLACK SEASON THREE (out now, Blu-ray/DVD) is a convoluted swirl of competing factions and objectives as the “Castor” male clone army hunt for a cure to their defective physiology, while “Soccer Mom Clone” Alison becomes a suburban drug dealer. Tatiana Maslany’s acting remains as watchable as ever. Slow at first, it accelerates to a thrilling, absurd and beautiful climax.