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Home Invasion 

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


Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan McDermott ... Dr. Ben Harmon
Connie Britton ... Vivien Harmon
Evan Peters ... Tate Langdon
Taissa Farmiga ... Violet Harmon
Denis O'Hare ... Larry Harvey
Jessica Lange ... Constance Langdon
Kate Mara ... Hayden McClaine
Frances Conroy ... Moira O'Hara
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Young Moira O'Hara
Jamie Brewer ... Adelaide 'Addy' Langdon
Jamie Harris ... R. Franklin
Mageina Tovah ... Bianca Forest
Azura Skye ... Fiona
Kyle Davis ... Dallas
Michael Graziadei ... Travis Wanderly


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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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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During the opening scene from 1968, the soundtrack plays music from the movie Psycho (1960). See more »


(At 09:34 When Leah Moves Her Hat To Show Violet Her Hair Turning White). Hair Does NOT Change White/Grey Overnight, Only New Growth Will Be That Color. 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!
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Waiting for it to get better...
5 October 2017 | by FallonTimberlake2016See all my reviews

So far, American Horror Story is proving to be a retread of tropes we have seen in many horror films and TV shows preceding it. There are some intriguing and unique elements included, but those elements are mostly pushed off to the background to make way for the clichés.

Jessica Lange is consistently the strongest part of this show. She manages to be unsettling but funny at the same time, and we have no idea of what her true motives are.

Her plot line, Evan Peters' plot line, and Denis O'Hare's plot line are all intriguing, but not much time is spent on them. Instead we get boring crap about the husband and wife relationship, and how the husband is going to Boston to support his mistress' pregnancy. This is all stuff straight out of a crappy soap opera, and given I'm watching a show titled American Horror Story, it comes off as just plain boring. The plot element about the maid and how the husband sees her as this sexy young woman, is one of the dumbest plot lines I have seen in a TV show.

Unfortunately, as with the first episode, we can count on the writing being absolutely abysmal. Poor Kate Mara is reduced to garbage in this episode, which is sad given what she continued on to do.

I'm still waiting for this show to increase in quality, but that doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon which is a shame. Everybody is raving about this show, and for the life of me I can't see why.

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Release Date:

12 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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