American Horror Story: Season 1, Episode 2

Home Invasion (12 Oct. 2011)

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


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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

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


When Violet goes to set the cupcake down outside her door, you can see icing on the rim of the plate. However, when the camera jumps, the plate is clean. See more »


Larry Harvey: I'm trying very hard not to judge you.
Ben Harmon: Me? You murdered your entire family!
Larry Harvey: Yes, but I was never unfaithful.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »


Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)
Performed by The 5th Dimension
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It just gets better and better!
16 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well the pilot wasn't a fluke! The show is well and truly mental but hey it's 2011 and we have survived Lost, x-files and 24 so why not push TV that little but further and bring full on horror fest to the small screen. The show is easily on par with the fist seasons of Masters of Horror and equally as nasty. This episode was no exception and from scene to scene I was exclaiming WTF and OMG as they ramped up the violence and tension level. I am still not sure where or how the show can go on but I will be glued to my screen in anticipation of the macabre writers next twist. So much on offer it is literally a veritable feast of flesh!

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