American Horror Story (2011– )

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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven and a freak show.

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 Jimmy Darling / ... (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Elsa Mars / ... (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Gloria Mott / ... (43 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Bette Tattler / ... (42 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Spalding / ... (38 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Misty Day / ... (33 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Madison Montgomery / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Ethel Darling / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Zoe Benson / ... (25 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Desiree Dupree / ... (25 episodes, 2013-2015)
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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven and a freak show.

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The credits font is "Chelsea Studio" by David Nalle. See more »

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Frances Conroy ("Old" Moira O'Hara) is right-eye dominant. Many times you can see that she, as Moira, is focusing on the object she's looking at using her "blind" right eye instead of her left eye. See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.32 (2014) See more »

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American Horror Story Theme
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Entertaining.
7 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A dysfunctional family moves into an old house, a house with a history of horror. For the main characters, history is what the first episode is all about: the husband's history of infidelity, the wife's history of having a bloody stillbirth, the daughter's history of cutting herself -- for each a long history of pain and resentment and longing for change, though it quickly becomes apparent the only change coming will leave them hysterically screaming to the sudden, violent, gory end. The one sure thing this show promises is that people will die horribly, and we will all be terrified by it.

The characters are not likable; they may not even be redeemable. Even the suffering wife is bitter and cold and hateful. But do they deserve what horrible things will assuredly happen to them? Nope. Which means their fight is our fight, and their fear is our fear.

American Horror Story is interesting, entertaining, suspenseful, and ambitious. After watching the first episode, I want to watch some more.


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