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American Horror Story 

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An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, and a cult.
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Series cast summary:


Both physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, a cast of circus freaks, the employees and guests at a struggling hotel, a family who moved into a mysterious farmhouse, and the members of a small suburb in Michigan in this haunting anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, discrimination, addiction, and exploitation.

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Release Date:

5 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Horror Story: Asylum  »

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Did You Know?


Jeanine Deckers, singer of the song "Dominique", heard in season 2 "Asylum", was mocked in french-speaking countries for her chorus where she repeats three times the end of the name "Dominique" (talking of Saint Dominic). In French, she was using a very bad slang swearword to say that "Dominique is having sex", making the joke on her even worse, as the singer was a nun at the time of release. According to interviews of people who knew Jeanine, she wasn't aware of the slang interpretation, even after the song hit the number one spot in many charts around the world. Still a popular slang word, the first letter of the word is used in the name of the most famous French hip-hop act of all times, "NTM". The last two letters of their acronym stand for "Ta Mere", "Your Mother". See more »


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 »


Dandy Mott: I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!
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American Horror Story Theme
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Classic Ryan Murphy gold
27 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

Initially I was left wondering how - what essentially is a short horror movie - could be made in to a long running TV series, but after a few episodes I started to realise that it's the Ryan Murphy magic that is sustaining this outstanding show.

Much like Nip/Tuck, you have to suspend your belief and see this as purely entertainment. There's so many open ended narratives that are slowly unfolding and although at times the show verges on the edge of cliché, a single episode could easily match the brilliance of such horror classics like The Amityville Horror and The People Under the Stairs.

At the end of every episode I feel shocked that 40 minutes have gone by, which is a sure sign that this show is pure, unadulterated, entertainment.

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