An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show circus, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse, and a slasher summer camp.
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Won 16 Primetime Emmys. Another 112 wins & 388 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Evan Peters ...  James March / ... 99 episodes, 2011-2021
Sarah Paulson ...  Lana Winters / ... 90 episodes, 2011-2021
Denis O'Hare ...  Spalding / ... 61 episodes, 2011-2021
Kathy Bates ...  Madame Delphine LaLaurie / ... 58 episodes, 2013-2018
Frances Conroy ...  Myrtle Snow / ... 57 episodes, 2011-2021
Lily Rabe ...  Misty Day / ... 56 episodes, 2011-2021
Jessica Lange ...  Constance Langdon / ... 53 episodes, 2011-2018
Angela Bassett ...  Desiree Dupree / ... 48 episodes, 2013-2018
Emma Roberts ...  Madison Montgomery / ... 46 episodes, 2013-2019
Cheyenne Jackson ...  Will Drake / ... 43 episodes, 2015-2018

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Physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, a cast of circus freaks, the employees and guests at a struggling hotel, a family who moved into a mysterious farmhouse, the members of a small suburb in Michigan, the surviving members of the Apocalypse and the counselors of a creepy summer camp in this haunting anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, discrimination, addiction and exploitation.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

In accordance with the rumors that the seasons are connected, one of the witches in Coven, Madison Montgomery (Emma Roberts), shares the same last name as the doctor who built the Murder House in the first season. See more »

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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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Dandy Mott: I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!
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Referenced in The Queen Latifah Show: Episode #1.8 (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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Got to love this weird, haunted freak show
20 November 2011 | by wierdwarSee all my reviews

Something totally different in a entertainment landscape of toned down crap. Finally something that pushes the boundaries and takes some chances. In a time when everybody worries so much about whats real they unwilling to buy into anything slightly outlandish. Suspend your disbelieve and take a walk into the strangest, most twisted little series I've seen since Carnivale. I love this nightmarish ride into the twilight zone.

I think the casting is superb. Great acting throughout. The writing is fast paced and doesn't stretch things out like many long winded series. Too many shows take for ever to get the ball rolling. This show is fast paced and never leaves you much chance to breath before springing another traumatic event your way. I can hardly wait to see where this fun house ride leads to next.


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Release Date:

5 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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American Horror Story: Asylum See more »

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