393 user 156 critic

American Horror Story 

1:01 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

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.
61 ( 6)

"American Horror Story" Posters Through the Years

From the start, "American Horror Story" has used powerful visuals to capture the essence of each season's tale. Take a look at "American Horror Story" posters through the years.

See the gallery


Season 8 Premiere

Sep 2018

Plot under wraps

Most Recent Episode

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
S7.E11 Great Again
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Kai sets his master plan into motion as Ally's true intentions are revealed.

Previous Episode

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
S7.E10 Charles (Manson) in Charge
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  



9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   … See all »
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 111 wins & 321 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Orange Is the New Black (TV Series 2013)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
The Walking Dead (TV Series 2010)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride
Stranger Things (TV Series 2016)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends, must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder
13 Reasons Why (TV Series 2017)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

Stars: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro
How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee
The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young teen struggles to make a decision between two vampire brothers and their supernatural lives. Soon after she discovers the truth her whole world turns upside down.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
Black Mirror (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel
Modern Family (TV Series 2009)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen
Scream Queens (2015–2016)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A semi-anthology series that centers on returning characters being terrorized by a serial killer in different locations, including a university and a hospital.

Stars: Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin
Dexter (2006–2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
Game of Thrones (TV Series 2011)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington
Shameless (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children cope as best they can.

Stars: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


On Wednesdays we wear black See more »


Drama | Horror | Thriller


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

5 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Horror Story: Asylum  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


The character 'Kit Walker', played by Evan Peters (AHS: Asylum: Season 2) shares the same name as the alter ego of Lee Falk's character, 'The Phantom' who has appeared in numerous books, short stories, comic strips, comic books, video games, films and television series. See more »


Throughout season 4, ETC Source Four lighting fixtures can be spotted hung above the Freak Show stage. The Source Four wasn't manufactured until 1992, 40 years after the season is set. See more »


Dandy Mott: I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!
See more »


Referenced in Talking Dead: Time for After (2017) See more »


Tainted Love
Written by Ed Cobb
Performed by Hannah Peel
Courtesy of Static Caravan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Absolutely Awesome!
8 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

I found the first episode to be awesome, great suspense and has a really eerie/scary feeling to it., Definitely not your typical haunted house plot, i think the writing is very creative and very well thought out,.

The first episode is very well assembled and an impressive pilot. We are quickly introduced to all the characters, who appear to be quite likable, yet slightly flawed. Then we are introduced to a cast of supernatural beings, Who are definitely flawed,and most most definitely BIGTIME CREEPY,. Man just watch this show its overly awesome. wont be regretted. ,If you grab a lot of the great horror movies and mix them up you get American horror stories. There were quite a number of sequences that were unsettling and quite disturbingly perfect,. Every scene leaves you stunned in a way, waiting there stil and anxiously not knowing whats gunna happen next,. This show has everything and more all us horror fans need these days.

OVERALL The show utilizes both shock and psychological terror to frighten, Absolutely loved it, exceeding my expectations like nothing else. A MUST WATCH!!

cannot wait for the next episodes!

10/10 there is nothing else that compares to this style on TV,. watch it and try to disagree ;)

240 of 353 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 393 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page