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"American Horror Story" Afterbirth (2011)

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Original Air Date:
21 December 2011 (Season 1, Episode 12)
The aftermath of Vivien's difficult labour is revealed and Ben makes plans to get out of the house. Some of the spirits have other plans and the family has to pull together to make it through these very tough changes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Excellent finale! See more (3 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Bradley Buecker 
Writing credits
Ryan Murphy (created by) &
Brad Falchuk (created by)

Jessica Sharzer (written by)

Produced by
Bradley Buecker .... co-executive producer
Dante Di Loreto .... executive producer
Brad Falchuk .... executive producer
Alexis Martin Woodall .... producer
Tim Minear .... consulting producer
Ryan Murphy .... executive producer
Jennifer Salt .... co-executive producer
Jessica Sharzer .... supervising producer
Chip Vucelich .... producer
James Wong .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
James S. Levine 
Cinematography by
Michael Goi (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Adam Penn 
Casting by
Eric Dawson 
Carol Kritzer 
Robert J. Ulrich 
Production Design by
Mark Worthington 
Art Direction by
Edward L. Rubin 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Brill 
Costume Design by
Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko  (as Chrisi Karvonides)
Makeup Department
Monte Haught .... department head hair (as Monte C. Haught)
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... department head make-up
Christien Tinsley .... special makeup effects designer and creator
Kim Ayers .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Michelle Ceglia .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Robin Myriah Hatcher .... special makeup effects production coordinator (uncredited)
Silvina Knight .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Mike Mekash .... key prosthetics makeup (uncredited)
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Cristina Patterson .... contact lens painter (uncredited)
D. Garen Tolkin .... makeup artist: Jessica Lange (uncredited)
Production Management
Ashley Contino .... post-production supervisor
Chip Vucelich .... unit production manager
James E. Williams .... production supervisor (as James Williams)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Amundson .... first assistant director
Linda Montanti .... first assistant director
Frank Tignini .... second assistant director (as Francesco Tignini)
Jason Melius .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Glen Moorman .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Jeremy Reisig .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Randy Gunter .... property master
Kenneth A. Larson .... set designer
Anthony Lattanzio .... construction coordinator (as Tony Lattanzio)
Glenn Rivers .... set designer
Robert Bernard .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Chris Brewster .... set dresser (uncredited)
Danielle Levesque .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Kathy Orlando .... set decorating buyer (uncredited)
James R. Shumaker .... props (uncredited)
Christopher Tandon .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Liz Wilson .... on set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Doug Andham .... re-recording mixer
Joe Earle .... re-recording mixer
Gary Megregian .... supervising sound editor
Sean Rush .... production sound mixer
John Bauman .... second unit sound mixer (uncredited)
Judah Getz .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jason Krane .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Steven Stuhr .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Steve Galich .... special effects coordinator
James Fredburg .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Kayla Jo Holland .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Josh Miyaji .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Jason Piccioni .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Pablo Wang .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Tim A. Davison .... stunt coordinator (as Tim Davison)
Brian Patrick Collins .... stunt double: Dylan McDermott (uncredited)
Tim James .... stunts (uncredited)
Bevin Kaye .... stunt double: Connie Britton (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Collins .... camera operator
Greg Hewett .... key grip
Joshua Lee Huber .... lighting console programmer
John Magallon .... gaffer
James Reid .... camera operator
Henry Cantor .... electrician (uncredited)
Eric C. Castro .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Theodore Carl Flood .... electrician (uncredited)
Richard Maxey .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Travis Panarisi .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Eric Sagot .... rigging electric best boy (uncredited)
Casting Department
Eric Souliere .... casting associate
Mike Passine .... extras casting (uncredited)
Guy Yosub .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Conan Castro Jr. .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Jessica Chesak-Humphrey .... costumer (uncredited)
Natalia Gogatz .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Jill Machlis .... costumer (uncredited)
Erich A. Muller .... set costumer (uncredited)
Melissa Yanda .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gabriel J. Diaz .... editor - main title
Amy McGrath .... assistant editor
Adam Neely .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
John Steven Agoglia .... location manager (as John Agoglia)
Adam Keller .... assistant location manager
Eric Petersen .... key assistant location manager
Eric Petersen .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
P.J. Bloom .... music supervisor
Charlie Clouser .... composer: theme music
Charlie Clouser .... theme song
Cesar Davila-Irizarry .... composer: theme music (as César Dávila-Irizarry)
Cesar Davila-Irizarry .... theme song (as César Dávila-Irizarry)
David Klotz .... music editor
Mike Barnett .... assistant to composer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Thomas A. Gordon .... transportation coordinator (as Tom Gordon)
Sean C. Ryan .... transportation captain: afterbirth
Cyril O'Neil .... picture car consultant (uncredited)
Other crew
Kate Berry .... producer: main title (Prologue Films)
Scott Cohn .... production accountant
Alex P. Creasia .... assistant to executive producers
Eric Kovtun .... production coordinator
Crystal Liu .... script coordinator
Jessica Meyer .... assistant to executive producers
Chris Ruscillo .... writers production assistant
Joanne Small .... script supervisor
Sara Stelwagen .... assistant to executive producers
Matt Woodall .... assistant production coordinator
Jay Cannavo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kevin Collins .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gabrielle Glorious .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Brian Kamei .... production assistant (uncredited)
Josh Sathre .... production secretary (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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52 min
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29 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Excellent finale!, 22 December 2011
Author: Red_Identity from United States

So it's happened... the finale to American Horror Story's first season. By the time it was over, I was really sad. I am definitely going to miss it. My thoughts...

The finale was excellent. I can see why some people will have problems with it, but I honestly loved how it ended. It did so much things in one single episode, but then again, that is one of the trademarks of this show- it always does so much you can barely pause to think about everything that happened. I love how we had the 'boo' scares from the Harmon family to a new one. It seems that the house is divided- we have the sane, happy ghosts (The Harmons, Moira) then we have the vengeful ghosts full of hate.

What can I say about the ending of the episode? Perfection! Jessica Lange's final monologue is brilliant, and the closing scene of the episode was as well. In a way, we want to see this storyline as well, but I doubt we will. This could easily be seen as a series finale, but now we know how every season of this show will be constructed. I cannot wait for it, and all in all, an excellent finale to an excellent season!

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