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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and an enigmatic hotel.
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 Jimmy Darling / ... (64 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Bette Tattler / ... (54 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Elsa Mars / ... (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Spalding / ... (50 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Gloria Mott / ... (42 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Ethel Darling / ... (38 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Desiree Dupree / ... (38 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sister Mary Eunice McKee / ... (36 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Madison Montgomery / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2015)
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Both physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, a cast of circus freaks, and the employees and guests at a struggling hotel in this haunting anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, discrimination, and addiction.

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The Asylum Is Open for Business. Check Your Sanity at the Door. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

The season one house is a real location at 1120 Westchester Place in Los Angeles known as the Rosenheim Mansion. It was built in 1908 by architect Alfred Rosenheim as his own residence; Rosenheim was one of LA's most influential architects during the early 1900s. The house scenes in the pilot episode of "American Horror Story" were filmed on location at the Rosenheim Mansion, and then some of the house's interiors were replicated on a set. Exteriors continue to be filmed there on location. See more »

Goofs

Frances Conroy ("Old" Moira O'Hara) is right-eye dominant. Many times you can see that she, as Moira, is focusing on the object she's looking at using her "blind" right eye instead of her left eye. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.18 (2013) See more »

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American Horror Story Theme
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Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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Awesomeeeeeee
9 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Loved it - it has everything a horror buff would want to see - possession, aliens, goriness, mutants, experiments and much more ALL UNDER ONE ASYLUM !! Loved it to the core ! Also loved the eerie song - dominiquee !! This one was wayyyy better than season one ! Season one has lots of loose ends and lots of questions even after the season finale but this season even ended well. Everything falls into place or is taken care off. However I did feel they killed a few characters earlier than required but no real complaints. I was glued - I just could not stop watching. I saw the whole season back to back in 2 days straight. Really looking forward to season 3.


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