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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Cast

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 Jimmy Darling / ... (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Elsa Mars / ... (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Bette Tattler / ... (42 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Myrtle Snow / ... (42 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Spalding / ... (38 episodes, 2011-2015)
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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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 Madame Delphine LaLaurie / ... (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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Storyline

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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Trivia

Ryan Murphy and Jessica Lange became so close friends during season 1 that Murphy has consulted with the actress when writing the other characters. For example, Lange wanted to play a big drunk scene and sing in season 2 (therefore sister Jude does these things), she also wanted to play an elegant woman wearing Chanel on season 3 (therefore Fiona dressed impeccably). Lange herself is also a photographer, and she was particularly attracted to the circus world, specially during the 50s. Hence the character of Elsa Mars, owner of a freak show. See more »

Goofs

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 Workaholics: A TelAmerican Horror Story (2013) 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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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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