After discovering her unique bloodline, a young girl is whisked away to a special academy for girls who share the same lineage.


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A young girl, Zoe, is shattered to discover she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem. Zoe is whisked away to Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a mysterious school in New Orleans devoted to safeguarding the few remaining descendants who share this unique bloodline. Harboring a secret agenda, Fiona Goode, the most powerful witch of their generation, returns to town, reigniting old rivalries with the Coven's deadly enemies, the Voodoo. Written by FX Publicity

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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special. See more »


When Madame LaLaurie is first applying blood to her face, some of it is applied above her upper lip and below her bottom lip. As Louis enters the bedroom, that blood has disappeared. See more »


Madame Delphine LaLaurie: My great literacy began with Greek mythology. I used to sit on daddy's lap and he would read me those stories - full of their vengeful gods and wondrous, miraculous creatures. But the Minotaur was *always* my favorite. Half man, half bull. And now, I have one of my very own.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry (as César Dávila-Irizarry) and Charlie Clouser
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AHS goes full on teen unrequited love voodoo cheerleader & football hunk
20 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They turned the show into a R rated teen witch vampire cool kids at the lunch table revenge porn story. S1 was a straight haunted house ghost story. S2 was your run of the mill psychos are running the asylum. S3 looks like Harry Potter for sullen bitches. E1 is a throwaway episode. It's designed to trot out the cast members again in different roles. BTW they got wrong where in the human body the pancreas is. In any case the 1834 story is far more interesting than the coven of supernaturally wealthy cheerleaders. The acting is OK but the writing is about what you would expect for a show aimed at 9th grade girls replete with four voice-overs. The whole "I'm a lonely teenager who causes the boys I have sex with die from brain explosions I'll never find true teen love" is lazy and tired. I do not have high hopes.

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