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, a freak show and a hotel.

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 Jimmy Darling / ... (64 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Bette Tattler / ... (55 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Elsa Mars / ... (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Gloria Mott / ... (42 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Ethel Darling / ... (39 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Spalding / ... (38 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Desiree Dupree / ... (38 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sister Mary Eunice McKee / ... (34 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Madison Montgomery / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2015)
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Both physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, and a cast of circus freaks in this anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, and discrimination.

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It was reported that Eric Stonestreet was booked for a guest spot as a serial killer who shares scenes with Sarah Paulson's Lana Winters in Season 2, but the scenes were cut or left unaired for unknown reasons. A similar thing happened to Max Adler's role as Mr. Capshaw. 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 TMZ on TV: Episode dated 4 October 2014 (2014) See more »

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American Horror Story Theme
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Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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9 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Loved it - it has everything a horror buff would want to see - possession, aliens, goriness, mutants, experiments and much more ALL UNDER ONE ASYLUM !! Loved it to the core ! Also loved the eerie song - dominiquee !! This one was wayyyy better than season one ! Season one has lots of loose ends and lots of questions even after the season finale but this season even ended well. Everything falls into place or is taken care off. However I did feel they killed a few characters earlier than required but no real complaints. I was glued - I just could not stop watching. I saw the whole season back to back in 2 days straight. Really looking forward to season 3.


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