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This is an engaging horror series that was originally run on the FX channel. This series followed a family of three as they attempt to start a new life for themselves following tragedy and infidelity. Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton) lost a child to miscarriage, and her lack of affection drove Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott) to cheat on her with a student of his. In an attempt to repair their relationship and get away from these awful memories, the two relocate to Los Angeles along with their daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga).

Shortly after arriving, they meet with the realtor who tells them about the previous owners having died in the house via a murder-suicide. The new family is so overcome by the house that they pay little attention to this news and begin adjusting to their new life in the impressive house. Ben begins his psychiatric practice out of the home and begins seeing patients very shortly after moving in.

New characters start introducing themselves into the lives of the Harmons, including the neighbors Constance and her daughter Adelaide, and Larry Harvey, who claims to be a former occupant of the house that killed his family by burning them alive. Tate is a patient of Ben's that begins to befriend his daughter Violet, but things are not as simple as they seem for the Harmons.

The audience at home is soon introduced to a shocking truth that the house never lets anyone who dies on its grounds leave. They remain as ghosts, trapped on the grounds forever. One of Ben's patients returns to the house to recreate a murder of two nurses from 1968 with Vivien and Violet while Ben is away in Boston with his former lover, who tells him she is pregnant. Bianca (Ben's patient), along with a few of her friends, ties up Vivien and Violet and attempts to murder them both. Tate rescues them, but the incident is enough to convince Vivien that she needs to move her family out of the house and sell it.

She finds this very difficult to do when she learns that her home is considered "Murder House," as murderous events have occurred again and again within the house since the late 1920s. The situation is further complicated by Vivien learning that she is pregnant. The truth begins to surface about so many key components to the story so far, and people who have become staples in the plot you learn are just trapped in the house. This multifaceted tale begins to unfold when you learn that everyone who is involved within the story that interacts with the Harmons is interconnected.

Larry was leaving his wife for Constance, and his wife killed herself and her children by fire. Once Constance and Larry were together, they had children. Constance also had children of her own before Larry, one of which was Tate. She had him when she was married to a womanizer who attempted to rape Moira, the maid, and Constance found them and killed her and buried her on the grounds. This is the same maid that currently works for the Harmons, so everything is connected.

Tate would be the reason that Larry was badly burned and disfigured. Within the series you learn that Tate was gunned down by police officers and SWAT team members who shot him in his bedroom following his killing spree in his high school. While you might not see it all happening at first, the house is looking to claim lives. Suddenly all of the souls of the house want the twins that Vivien is growing inside of her; even Constance living next door wants one of them.

When Vivien goes into delivery at the house, she is unable to survive the trauma and dies. She joins Violet with the souls of the house, as Violet had just recently learned that what she thought was a failed attempt at suicide several weeks before was actually successful. Now Ben is awash with what to do, and he plans to leave at the urging of the ghosts of Vivien and Violet. However, he doesn't ever get the chance, as the souls attack and kill him by hanging him. Now he, too, is trapped in the house, and the family vows that they are going to keep another family from suffering this fate.

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Wednesday at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX
4 Seasons, 51 Episodes - Currently Airing
Drama, Horror & Suspense
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American Horror Story Full Episode Guide

Season 4 (39 full episodes, 39 clips available)
  • Episode 13 - Curtain Call

    The Freaks resist new management. Dandy prepares for his debut performance. Elsa arrives in Tinseltown.

  • Episode 12 - Show Stoppers

    Dandy delivers disturbing information to the Twins. Maggie is determined to prove her loyalty to Jimmy. The Freaks enforce their harsh code of justice.

  • Episode 11 - Magical Thinking

    Elsa anticipates her move to Hollywood. The Twins are intrigued with a traveling salesman. Dell plots Jimmy's escape from police custody.

  • Episode 10 - Orphans

    The death of a freak stirs up unusual behavior in Pepper. Elsa reveals the history of the Freak Show. Desiree doubts Maggie.

  • Episode 9 - Tupperware Party Massacre
  • Episode 8 - Blood Bath
  • Episode 7 - Test of Strength
  • Episode 6 - Bullseye
  • Episode 5 - Pink Cupcakes
  • Episode 4 - Edward Mordrake, Pt. 2
  • Episode 3 - Edward Mordrake
  • Episode 2 - Massacres and Matinees
  • Episode 1 - Monsters Among Us
Season 3 (78 full episodes)
  • Episode 13 - The Seven Wonders
  • Episode 12 - Go to Hell
  • Episode 11 - Protect the Coven
  • Episode 10 - The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks
  • Episode 9 - Head
  • Episode 8 - The Sacred Taking
  • Episode 7 - The Dead
  • Episode 6 - The Axeman Cometh
  • Episode 5 - Burn, Witch. Burn!
  • Episode 4 - Fearful Pranks Ensue
  • Episode 3 - The Replacements
  • Episode 2 - Boy Parts
  • Episode 1 - Bitchcraft
Season 2 (78 full episodes)
Season 1 (71 full episodes, 1 clip available)

American Horror Story News

Chloe Sevigny Will Return for 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

Welcome back, Chloë! "American Horror Story" creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Chloë Sevigny will be rejoining the cast of the horror anthology show for the upcoming season! Murphy announced the news on Twitter: "Very excited to announce that Chloe Sevigny returns to the AHS family as a series regular on 'AHS: Hotel,'" he wrote. Sevigny appeared for the first time in the show's second season as a nymphomaniac patient in the titular Asylum.

Jessica Lange Leaving 'American Horror Story'

Sad news, "American Horror Story" fans: the queen bee won't be coming back next year. Jessica Lange has confirmed that she will be leaving the FX horror anthology series and will not appear in the upcoming "American Horror Story: Hotel," the fifth season in the series. Lange has played starring roles in all four seasons of the show thus far, and racked up a number of award nominations and wins. "I’m done,” Lange said during the "AHS" panel at PaleyFest this weekend.

'American Horror Story' Announces New Season Title and Major Guest Star

Are you ready to learn the terrifying location for "American Horror Story" in the upcoming season? FX announced the official title for the next season of the horror anthology show, and it's...(drumroll)..."American Horror Story: Hotel." "Hotel" might not sound all that scary at first, but just think of all the classic horror movies that have taken place at one. "Psycho" and "The Shining" should be enough to convince you that this will be one majorly spooky season.

'American Horror Story' Actor Dies Following Tragic Head Injury

Tragedy has struck the "American Horror Story" family. Ben Woolf, who played Meep on the most recent season of the show, passed away today at the age of 34 following a car accident that occurred last week. Woolf was crossing the street in Los Angeles on Thursday when he was struck by the side view mirror of a passing car. Woolf, who stands at 4'4" tall, was reportedly jaywalking at the time of the accident, so the driver was not ticketed. Woolf was taken into surgery and remained in critical condition until this afternoon.

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'American Horror Story' Seasons Are Connected, Ryan Murphy Reveals

Hey, all you "American Horror Story" conspiracy theorists: turns out you were right! Ryan Murphy has confirmed that all seasons of "American Horror Story" not only exist in the same universe, but they're also all connected. "They're all connected. We're just beginning to tell you how they're connected," Murphy told EW.com. "They're all very separate but there's clues every season that we're now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined.

Neil Patrick Harris & Husband Join 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Cast

Are you ready for Hollywood's cutest dads to join Hollywood's scariest show? Neil Patrick Harris is set to join the cast of "American Horror Story" this season, and he'll be joined by husband David Burtka! Apparently, the "How I Met Your Mother" star was excited to do the show before the deal was even struck. Usually shows reach out to stars like Harris, but in this case, he contacted the show. "I wrote a letter to Ryan asking if I can be in it, even though I wasn't even available to be in it," Harris said back in July.

'Glee' & 'American Horror Story' Creators Set Female-Driven Comedy-Horror Anthology Show at Fox

If you love "Glee" and "American Horror Story" and wish you could somehow combine the two, Ryan Murphy has a new show for you! Murphy, along with "Glee" co-creator Brad Falchuk, have struck a deal with Fox to bring them an all-new comedy-horror series called "Scream Queens," set to premiere sometime next year. It would seem that Murphy enjoys the changeable nature of "American Horror Story," as "Scream Queens" will also be an anthology show and will use a different setting and different characters every season.

'American Horror Story' Actress Joins 'Walking Dead' Cast
Watch a Two-Headed Sarah Paulson Sing Fiona Apple on 'American Horror Story'

If you missed last night's episode of "American Horror Story" you missed some scary stuff, but you also missed a Fiona Apple cover. Strange, considering the show is set in the 1940's. Ryan Murphy has decided to go "Glee" with this season of "AHS," inserting musical numbers that cover modern songs despite the show's period setting. Last night, Sarah Paulson took the stage to perform Fiona Apple's "Criminal." It's a strange decision on Murphy's part, but we'll allow it considering that it's a two-headed Paulson singing the song.

Clowns Don't Like the Creepy 'American Horror Story' Killer Clown

"American Horror Story" premiered to record-breaking ratings last week, but there's one group that isn't a fan of the new season: clowns. Clowns of America International, a group representing the interests of professional clowns across the country, has a bone to pick with the way clowns are being portrayed in "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Specifically, they don't like the way there's a terrifying serial killer clown going around and stabbing people.

'American Horror Story' Renewed for Season 5 Following Big Season 4 Premiere

The scary stories aren't ending anytime soon. "American Horror Story" has been renewed for a fifth season, as FX has put in an order for yet another run following the season four premiere. It's not much of a surprise: "AHS" has been a top performer for the cable network, and the season four premiere only solidified its top spot as it broke the record for the most-watched telecast in FX history. Factoring in live+3, the premiere of "American Horror Story: Freak Show" can boast just over 10 million total viewers with a healthy 6.

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Season Premiere Recap: What's With That Song?

We expected the conjoined twins. We expected the sadistic killer clown. But we have to say, "American Horror Story" surprised us with the 1970's David Bowie song. The new "AHS" season, appropriately titled "Freak Show," has premiered, and it just might be the creepiest and most inventive season to date. In most cases, inventive is a good thing. In others, it's a bit confusing. Let's start with the good. We're introduced to this world through the eyes of Bette and Dot, the two-headed conjoined twins played by Sarah Paulson and.

Lea Michele Tried to Say Hi to Jessica Lange on the Red Carpet and It Was Really, Really Awkward

Sister Jude just seriously burned Rachel Berry. Let's set the scene: Lea Michele, beloved star of "Glee" on Fox, was on the red carpet for the season premiere of "American Horror Story" in Los Angeles on Sunday. There she was, minding her own business and posing for the paparazzi, when she saw "AHS" star and Hollywood legend Jessica Lange approaching. "This is my chance," Michele probably thought to herself. "I've adored Jessica for years, ever since 'Crimes of the Heart.

You Can Now Watch the Creepy, NSFW-ish Opening Credits for 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

It's still going to be one full week before the premiere of the new "American Horror Story" season. We know, it's tough. October has already started, Halloween is just around the corner, and you need your horror fix. But you can check out the opening credits right now! The "Freak Show" title sequence features the familiar "American Horror Story" theme song, but with an extra music-box-like flair to it that fits in nicely with the carnival theme of the season.

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