American Horror Story: Season 1, Episode 3

Murder House (19 Oct. 2011)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 1,633 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 8 critic

After their home invasion, Vivien insists that they move out but their finances are such that there's no possibility of moving into a new place unless they can recoup what they've paid out.... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 390 titles
created 13 Sep 2011
 
AHS
a list of 9 titles
created 13 Nov 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 28 May 2013
 
a list of 3403 titles
created 18 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Murder House" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Murder House (19 Oct 2011)

Murder House (19 Oct 2011) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of American Horror Story.
« Previous Episode | 3 of 51 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Geoffrey Rivas ...
...
Sally Freeman
...
Stan
Edit

Storyline

After their home invasion, Vivien insists that they move out but their finances are such that there's no possibility of moving into a new place unless they can recoup what they've paid out. Vivien soon learns that selling isn't going to be easy given the long history of murders which go back to 1922 when an abortionist and his wife lived there. Ben is having blackouts, waking up in the backyard and is shocked when his ex-girlfriend from Boston shows up. Larry Harvey gives him a hand. Vivien gets an interesting visitor from the past, though she doesn't realize who the woman is. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 October 2011 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode promulgates a longstanding but totally unfounded urban legend that the actor Sal Mineo was killed by a man he had tried to pick up for sex. In fact, the man who confessed to and was tried and convicted for stabbing Mineo had been a pizza deliveryman who killed Mineo while trying to rob him. The actual murderer had no idea who Mineo was, either in a short-term sexual encounter sense or in a larger awareness of his celebrity. Also, Mineo was only stabbed once (not the multiple times shown in this episode), though the stab was in his heart. See more »

Quotes

Nora Montgomery: Damn it, Charles. Are you down in the basement again? Charles?
Charles Montgomery: For God's sake, I'm working!
Nora Montgomery: Working. I wish. Now come upstairs for dinner, you've made us wait five whole minutes.
Charles Montgomery: [rips the bat wing off the baby pig corpse he had sewn it on to] You've ruined it.
See more »

Connections

References Dracula (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Dracula - The Beginning
by Wojciech Kilar
from Dracula (1992)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not Feeling It.
1 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Still trying to like this show, but it's actually really bad. The script writing is ridiculous. Nothing makes sense. It's impossible to suspend disbelief because it's so over the top.

The acting ranges from good to horrible, but that's because the scripts are just so dumb and the characters are forced to deliver lines that are often laffable.

There's also silly sub plots that are of no interest -- like the dowdy maid who is seen as a hot tart by the guys. Further, these segment start to drift into soft-core porn. Weird for a commercial channel, even if it is on cable.

Jessica Lange is an odd character in that she seems to have always lived there, in SoCal, but somehow has a deep Southern accent.

I'm really shocked at the great reviews this show gets because it's really a train wreck in so many ways.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
who are you rooting for on freak show? enriq29
Why is Gloria afraid of Dandy? supergirlxx110-1
The best acting... pascalgoz
The huslter in the 'viking' costume was. . . ErosCorps
Elsa's "Life On Mars/Gods & Monsters" or Bette & Dot's "Criminal" Cover? therhodeislandguy285
Bates accent jimmy-g-med
Discuss Murder House (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?