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, and a freak show.

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The death of a Freak sparks troubling behavior in Pepper. Elsa reveals the history of the Freak Show. Desiree grows suspicious of Maggie.


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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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 Gloria Mott / ... (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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 Ethel Darling / ... (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 first season used horror film scores for its soundtrack, most noticeably the scores from "Bram Stoker's Dracula", "What Lies Beneath", "Psycho" and "Insidious". Also used the whistled "Twisted Nerve" from "Twisted Nerve". "Twisted Nerve" was also featured in Kill Bill. 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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Spoofed in Family Guy: Space Cadet (2013) See more »

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Tainted Love
Written by Ed Cobb
Performed by Hannah Peel
Courtesy of Static Caravan
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Classic Ryan Murphy gold
27 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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