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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)  »

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American Gothic - Prinz der Finsternis  »

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(22 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In a list appearing Spectrum issue #22, dated April 2000 of the best TV series of the 1990s, Craig Miller ranked this show as #3. See more »


Sheriff Lucas Buck: You think you're the only woman I have to service tonight?
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Referenced in Gone Home (2013) See more »

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This is pure cult
19 June 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

There is no justice in the world. I saw American Gothic years ago and was very impressed with it. I was so impressed with it that I taped all the episodes. I was very disappointed when I heard that this series was cancelled after one season. How come so many people missed this great series ? Or were they appalled by some characters in the series ? I really don't know. As happens lots of times crap keeps existing (f.e. Buffy) but really great legendary stuff like American Gothic gets axed after one season.It's just not fair.

American Gothic is about a small town called Trinity in which sheriff Lucas Buck upholds (or breaks) the law in his own special kind of way. Nothing special you would think. But......... Lucas Buck isn't human. What he is we really don't know but he sure looks like the Devil incarnate and he has some special powers to boot. You are either with him or against him, but it's better to be with him. He is probably the best bad guy I have ever seen in any kind of tv series. The series has this mysterious eerie kind of feeling and that's also an factor that makes this series so great.

If you have never seen this series and it is rerun on some channel grab your chance. I don't think you will regret it.

As for the moneygrabbing dvd producers: RELEASE THIS SERIES AS A COMPLETE SEASON SET. IT DESERVES A DVD RELEASE. Because I know for sure there is a core fan following out there that would pick up an American Gothic dvd release just like that. So what are you producers waiting for ?

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