American Horror Story (2011– )

TV Series  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller

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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted/murder house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show and a hotel.

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Dandy prepares for his debut performance. The Tattlers contemplate marriage, while in Hollywood, Elsa discovers she's further from love than ever before.


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Cast

Series cast summary:
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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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 Spalding / ... (51 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Gloria Mott / ... (43 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Ethel Darling / ... (39 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Desiree Dupree / ... (38 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sister Mary Eunice McKee / ... (35 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Madison Montgomery / ... (30 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Dandy Mott (26 episodes, 2014-2016)
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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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anthology | supernatural | See All (2) »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

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 »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Face Off: Naked & Painted (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Tainted Love
Written by Ed Cobb
Performed by Hannah Peel
Courtesy of Static Caravan
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User Reviews

Got to love this weird, haunted freak show
20 November 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Something totally different in a entertainment landscape of toned down crap. Finally something that pushes the boundaries and takes some chances. In a time when everybody worries so much about whats real they unwilling to buy into anything slightly outlandish. Suspend your disbelieve and take a walk into the strangest, most twisted little series I've seen since Carnivale. I love this nightmarish ride into the twilight zone.

I think the casting is superb. Great acting throughout. The writing is fast paced and doesn't stretch things out like many long winded series. Too many shows take for ever to get the ball rolling. This show is fast paced and never leaves you much chance to breath before springing another traumatic event your way. I can hardly wait to see where this fun house ride leads to next.


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