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 / ... (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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Each season focuses on a different setting. The cast plays different roles in different seasons. Written by james-71-245232

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The Asylum Is Open for Business. Check Your Sanity at the Door. See more »

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On September 2nd, 2014, Ryan Murphy (creator) announced to the public that "All the seasons are connected to each other in somehow, someway." 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 #7.87 (2013) 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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