James Tilly Matthews was a peace activist 200 years ago, during the Napoleonic Wars. He was confined to Bedlam asylum because he attributed the bloody conflict to a secret society using futuristic mind-control devices, which he illustrated in exquisite detail, rivaling the technical drawings of engineers.
Want to see an excellent example of spooky terror done right on television? Check out this exclusive clip from Saturday's new episode of Bedlam on BBC America. Leah (Kara Tointon) is trapped in an underground garage, where the lights keep going out, and someone — or something — is following her.
We still have to wait another week to discover American Horror Story's fetishy brand of haunted house story — but there's another haunting coming to television this weekend. BBC America is debuting the first episode of Bedlam, a show about the ghosts of a mental asylum, right after the Doctor Who season finale.