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American Horror Story: Halloween (2)

On Halloween, the night when the dead are free to mingle with the living, Tate confronts visions of his past, Ben and Vivien deal with their unexpected visitor, Chad takes out his frustrations on the Harmons' Halloween decorations, and Constance mourns Adelaide's death.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 1ATS04
Airdate: Wednesday November 02nd, 2011

Director: David Semel
Writer: Tim Minear

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Jan 30, 2012

Special Guest Stars
Kate MaraKate Mara
As Hayden McClaine
Zachary QuintoZachary Quinto
As Chad Warwick

Guest Stars
Frances ConroyFrances Conroy
As Moira O'Hara (Old)
Jamie BrewerJamie Brewer
As Adelaide
Lily RabeLily Rabe
As Nora Montgomery
Teddy SearsTeddy Sears
As Patrick
Brando EatonBrando Eaton
As Kyle Greenwell
Ashley RickardsAshley Rickards
As Chloe Stapleton
Alessandra TorresaniAlessandra Torresani
As Stephanie Boggs
Jordan DavidJordan David
As Kevin Gedman
Rosa SalazarRosa Salazar
As Maria
Morris ChestnutMorris Chestnut
As Luke

Co-Guest Stars
Celia FinkelsteinCelia Finkelstein
As Gladys
Alexander NimetzAlexander Nimetz
As Amir (Amir Stanley)
Bodhi SchulzBodhi Schulz
As Troy
Kai SchulzKai Schulz
As Bryan
Main Cast
Evan PetersEvan Peters
As Tate Langdon (S1) / Kit Walker (S2) / Kyle Spencer (S3) / Jimmy Darling (S4) / James March (S5)
Denis ODenis O'Hare
As Larry Harvey (S1) / Spalding (S3) / Stanley (S4) / Liz Taylor (S5)
Connie BrittonConnie Britton
As Vivien Harmon
Jessica LangeJessica Lange
As Constance Langdon (S1) / Sister Jude (S2) / Fiona Goode (S3) / Elsa Mars (S4)
Dylan McDermottDylan McDermott
As Ben Harmon
Taissa FarmigaTaissa Farmiga
As Violet Harmon (S1) / Zoe Benson (S3)


Larry arrives at the Murder House and pounds on the door, demanding his money. Violet is inside, backing away from the door and unaware that the Rubber Man is behind her. However, when she turns, the Rubber Man is gone. Violet runs upstairs and unwittingly avoids something beneath the bed trying to grab her when she hears a noise at the window. She looks out and sees Tate downstairs, tossing pebbles at her window. She lets him in and says that someone was pounding on the door. He tells her it was probably neighbor kids playing a prank, gives her a rose that he’s painted black, and reminds her of their date...

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Episode Quotes
Ben: You see that crazy bitch, you tell her we're done. I'm not playing your games. You come back on this property, and I will kill you. You hear me? I will kill you.
Larry: Promises, promises.

Tate: I used to come here... when the world closed in and got so small I couldn't breathe. I'd look out at the ocean, and I'd think... "Yo, douche bag, high school counts for jack shit." Kurt Cobain, Quentin Tarantino, Brando, DeNiro, Pacino, all high school dropouts. I... hated high school. So I'd come here and I'd look out at this vast, limitless expanse. Then it's like, that's your life, man. You can do anything, could be anything. Screw high school. That's... it's just a blip in your timeline. Don't get stuck there.

Constance: One of the comforts of having children is knowing one's youth has not fled, but merely been passed down to a new generation. they say when a parent dies, a child feels his own mortality. But when a child dies, it's immortality that a parent loses.

Cultural References
Violet: What are you, the Dead Breakfast Club?

The Breakfast Club is a 1985 teen film by John Hughes, which revolves around five supposedly stereotypical high school students forced to spend Saturday detention together.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBrad Falchuk  |  Ryan Murphy
Executive ProducerDante DiLoreto  |  Ryan Murphy  |  Brad Falchuk
Co-Executive ProducerJames Wong (1)  |  Bradley Buecker  |  Jennifer Salt
Supervising ProducerJessica Sharzer
ProducerChip Vucelich  |  Alexis Martin
Consulting ProducerTim Minear
Production DesignerMark Worthington
EditorFabienne Bouville
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Eric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer
Unit Production ManagerChip Vucelich
First Assistant DirectorMichael Amundson
Second Assistant DirectorFrank Tignini
Music EditorDavid Klotz
Music SupervisorP.J. Bloom
Costume DesignerChrisi Karvonides-Dushenko
Key GripGreg Hewett
Camera OperatorStephen Collins (2)  |  Craig Cockerill
Set DesignerKenneth Larson
Set DecoratorEllen Brill
Location ManagerJohn Agoglia
Transportation CoordinatorThomas A. Gordon (1)
Property MasterRandy Gunter
Construction CoordinatorAnthony Lattanzio
Production Sound MixerSean Rush
Script SupervisorJoanne Small
Production CoordinatorEric Kovtun
Script CoordinatorCrystal Liu
Assistant EditorMisha Tenenbaum
Post Production SupervisorAshley Contino
Supervising Sound EditorGreg Megregian
Re-Recording MixerDoug Andham  |  Joe Earle
GafferJarred Waldron
Director of PhotographyJohn B. Aronson
Stunt CoordinatorTim A. Davison
Production SupervisorJames Williams (2)
Art DirectorEdward L. Rubin
Main Title ThemeCharlie Clouser  |  Cesar Davila-Irizarry
Production AccountantScott Cohn
ScoreJames S. Levine
Department Head HairMonte C. Haught
Casting AssociateEric Souliere
Department Head Make-upEryn Krueger Mekash
Assistant To The Executive ProducerSara Stelwagen  |  Alex P. Creasia  |  Jessica Meyer
Special Effects CoordinatorSteve Galich
Special Effects Make-upChristien Tinsley
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