American Horror Story: Season 1, Episode 2

Home Invasion (12 Oct. 2011)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 2,950 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 11 critic

Serial killer enthusiasts reenact the brutal murders of two nursing students, while Ben returns to Boston to fix a mistake involving an old flame.


(created by), (created by), 2 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

« Previous Episode | 2 of 65 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:


Ben gets a new patient, Bianca Forest, something of a murder groupie who is just amazed that he lives in the house that has been the scene of so many famous murders. Ben has his own problems when the student with whom he was having an affair in Boston calls to tell him she's pregnant. He lies to his wife Vivien saying he's got to return to Boston to deal with one of his old cases. While he's away however, Bianca and two of her friends stage a home invasion intent on recreating a murder of two student nurses in 1968. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Horror | Thriller


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

12 October 2011 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


During the opening scene from 1968 the soundtrack plays music from the movie Psycho which was released in 1960. See more »


The beginning opens to the 5th Dimension singing "The Age of Aquarius" with the date 1968 on the screen. But that album and single was not released by the 5th Dimension until 1969. Before then, theater cast members sang it for the "Hair" musicals onstage. See more »


Gladys: Can't you girls just leave her alone? What ever did she do to you?
Gigi: She refused to pray for my sins.
Gladys: I hope you get the clap!
See more »


Features Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) See more »


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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Ho Hum
31 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK so I sort of hated the pilot but decided to give this show a chance by watching a few episodes. Here's my thought on the second episode. We some how find ourselves in 1968 with clips on the TV from 1967. And a murder that doesn't make sense.

And somehow the patient Ted has free range of the house. Why is that? Beats me. Seems that if I had a patient who was talking about sex with my daughter as well as about how he wanted to kill everyone, I'd be committing him.

And low and behold the daughter and the bully from the pilot are now best friends. Who writes this stuff? I find the story line to be really poorly done. And the direction is annoying. Jolty cuts and shaky cams.

They still have that down syndrome girl Jamie Brewer and it's great that she's high functioning but lets be honest the people who make this show are using her.

I liked the second episode a little more than the pilot. But not by much. It's not well thought out and I wonder what all the fuss is about. Will try one or two more. Stay tuned.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Problem with season 5: Nobody to root for. Master_Y_o_d_a
alexandra daddario bustybunnicula
Ideas on theme for season 6? hazzamalik26
Will Drake is the TCK SensualSpiveySkeetones
Finn Wittrock greybirdredtail
What's Sallys purpose? nswhite96
Discuss Home Invasion (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: