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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

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (12 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Kate Mara
As Hayden McClaine
Recurring
Zachary Quinto
As Chad Warwick
Recurring

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

Co-Guest Stars
Celia Finkelstein
As Gladys
Recurring
Alexander Nimetz
As Amir (Amir Stanley)
Recurring
Bodhi Schulz
As Troy
Recurring
Kai Schulz
As Bryan
Recurring
Main Cast
Connie Britton
As Vivien Harmon
Dylan McDermott
As Ben Harmon
Evan Peters
As Tate Langdon (S1) / Kit Walker (S2) / Kyle Spencer (S3)
Denis O'Hare
As Larry Harvey (S1) / Spalding (S3)
Taissa Farmiga
As Violet Harmon (S1) / Zoe Benson (S3)
Jessica Lange
As Constance Langdon (S1) / Sister Jude (S2) / Fiona Goode (S3)

Recap

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
 
Warning: American Horror Story season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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