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Seasonal anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel and a sinister farmhouse.
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 Jimmy Darling / ... (75 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Lana Winters / ... (66 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Spalding / ... (60 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Elsa Mars / ... (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Ethel Darling / ... (48 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Desiree Dupree / ... (47 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sister Mary Eunice McKee / ... (46 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Gloria Mott / ... (43 episodes, 2011-2016)
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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, and the employees and guests at a struggling hotel in this haunting anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, discrimination, addiction, and exploitation.

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American Horror Story: Asylum  »

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Kathy Bates is one year older than Jessica Lange. See more »

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In the Coven season, after Nan and Madison deliver the cake to the next door neighbor, he sucks some of it from his finger and says "Sweet" to Nan, but his lips don't budge. See more »

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Referenced in Scream: The TV Series (2015) See more »

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Shallow, shallow, pathetic (the third season)
19 January 2014 | by (Split, Croatia) – See all my reviews

The second season of American Horror Story was excellent, but the last (third) is one of the worst I've ever seen! I wonder at what were the authors of this show, whether they are drugged or mad because such a large amount satanic perversion, brutality, slaughtering, and the total absurdity of exercising their own demented fantasy is difficult to invent by normal person. Above all, the show has no longer the charm and originality as a second season, and this is just the accumulation of shallow, cheap grotesque scenes that shocking viewers. And merge them with quite stupid dialogues. All in all, a great disappointment and hope that something like this will never make again! Pity.


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