American Gothic (1995–1996)

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Visit Trinity, South Carolina, a small town with more chills than charm. Sheriff Lucas Buck won't let anyone - including local doctor Matt Crower or the determined Gail Emory - stand in the way of his evil plans.


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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Sheriff Lucas Buck (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Caleb Temple (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Gail Emory (19 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Selena Coombs (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Merlyn Temple (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Deputy Ben Healy (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Dr. Matt Crower (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
Christopher Fennell ...
 Boone Mackenzie (9 episodes, 1995-1996)


Visit Trinity, South Carolina, a small town with more chills than charm. Sheriff Lucas Buck won't let anyone - including local doctor Matt Crower or the determined Gail Emory - stand in the way of his evil plans.

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22 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Gothic - Prinz der Finsternis  »

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(22 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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According to "The Sci-Fi Channel Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction" by Roger Fulton & John Betancourt, there were 2 episodes that were originally not aired. They are "Echo of Your Last Goodbye" and "Strangler". "Potato Boy" and "Ring of Fire" were aired out of sequence. See more »


Caleb Temple: You ever read the Bible, Tina? They got the expression in there, "Eye for an eye." Sheriff Buck taught me that.
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Referenced in Gone Home (2013) See more »

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This is one of the best shows I have ever seen ...
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I was 8 years old when this was made ... could have been shown later as I live in the UK but never the less I was about 8 or 9. I remember watching the first ever episode ... a family birthday party I think it was and then the chant, "Someone's at the door" ... As soon as (I think her name was) Merlyn said those lines I knew this was going to be one hell of a show. I thought this was the best TV show I had ever seen (I was only 8 at the time) and still do to this day. This was brilliant. the acting was superb and the story line was, at times, disturbing, beautiful, engrossing etc etc. American gothic is fantastic. I remembered about it a couple of days ago and thought I should come on here and pay my respects to it. I dont ever remember watching the last episodes... Maybe it was cancelled here too. I've been looking for it on DVD but can't find it. Has it been released on DVD yet? If it hasn't then it should be 'cause it would make a lot of money!

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