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


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Paulson ... Cordelia Foxx
Taissa Farmiga ... Zoe Benson
Frances Conroy ... Myrtle Snow
Evan Peters ... Kyle Spencer
Lily Rabe ... Misty Day
Emma Roberts ... Madison Montgomery
Denis O'Hare ... Spalding
Kathy Bates ... Madame Delphine LaLaurie
Jessica Lange ... Fiona Goode
Angela Bassett ... Marie Laveau
Gabourey Sidibe ... Queenie
Jamie Brewer ... Nan
Grey Damon ... Archie Brener
Ian Anthony Dale ... Dr. David Zhong
Ameer Baraka ... Bastien


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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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

9 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bitchcraft See more »

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Technical Specs


(original 720p 60fps release)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jessica Lange plays a character called Fiona Good. Her surname could be a reference to Sarah Good who was one of the first three woman killed in the Salem witch trials in 1692. Like wise, Queenie, played by Gabourey Sidibe, says she is a descendent of Tituba, who was apparently the first woman accused of being a witch. 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 »


Madison Montgomery: Owww! Stop it, you bitch!
Queenie: Stop what? I don't feel nothin', I'm a human voodoo doll!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Sieze the Night (Francophilippe Remix)
Performed by Foxe Basin
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AHS goes full on teen unrequited love voodoo cheerleader & football hunk
20 July 2015 | by xhidden99See 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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