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American Horror Story (2011-)
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American Horror Story (2011– )

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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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Cast

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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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 Liz Taylor / ... (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 / ... (36 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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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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5 October 2011 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Dominique the song we hear repeatedly during season 2, was interpreted by a Belgian nun called Soeur Sourire and was a big hit in Belgium, France and elsewhere during the 60's. She commited suicide with barbiturates on March 29 1985, because of financial problems. 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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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.49 (2012) See more »

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American Horror Story Theme
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Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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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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