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American Horror Story

American Horror Story

American Horror Story is a dramatic television series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Each season, the series focuses on a different setting and story.

In the first season, a family that moves to a house Los Angeles, unaware that it is haunted. Father Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott) is trying to deal with his wife's rejection after he has an affair with a student, and soon falls under the house's sway. Meanwhile, wife Vivien (Connie Britton) must not only try to forgive her husband but deal with the aftereffects of a miscarriage. Daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga) is confronted with hostile girls at her new school and befriends her father's disturbed teenage patient, Tate Langdon (Evan Peters). And lurking nearby is neighbor Constance (Jessica Lange), a former actress who both hates and is oddly protective of her special-needs daughter Adelaide (Jamie Brewer), who can sense the house's evil.

In the second season, strange happenings occur at Briarcliff Manor, run by the Catholic church as a sanitarium. Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) administers the facility with a strict hand while concealing her lusts. Dr. Arthur Arden (James Cromwell) conducts strange experiments on the patients, including accused serial killer Kit Walker (Evan Peters), the infamous Bloody Face, who may or may not be innocent.

American Horror Story: Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over three hundred years have passed since the turbulent days of Salem and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe, who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona, the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.

American Horror Story: Freak Show is set in the town of Jupiter, FL in 1952. One of the last remaining troupes of freaks arrive at the same time as a dark entity that threatens them and the townspeople alike. (Source: FX)
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Episode Info

Next: 4x08 -- Blood Bath (Dec/03/2014)

Recent disappearances around camp raise Ethel's suspicion of Elsa. Gloria makes a last ditch effort to contain Dandy's bloodlust.

Prev: 4x07 -- Test of Strength (Nov/19/2014)

After Dell attacks one of their own, the women of the camp plan revenge. Meanwhile, Stanley blackmails someone into helping him kill a freak, and Penny confronts her father.

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Available Episodes

Madness Ends
Jan 23, 2013
Season 2 episode 13

Jan 16, 2013
Season 2 episode 12

Spilt Milk
Jan 09, 2013
Season 2 episode 11

The Name Game
Jan 02, 2013
Season 2 episode 10

The Coat Hanger
Dec 12, 2012
Season 2 episode 9

Unholy Night
Dec 05, 2012
Season 2 episode 8

Dark Cousin
Nov 28, 2012
Season 2 episode 7

Sarah PaulsonSarah Paulson
As Lana Winters (S2) / Cordelia Foxx (S3) / Bette and Dot Tattler (S4)
Evan PetersEvan Peters
As Tate Langdon (S1) / Kit Walker (S2) / Kyle Spencer (S3) / Jimmy Darling (S4)
Michael ChiklisMichael Chiklis
As Dell Toldeo (Season 4)
Frances ConroyFrances Conroy
As Myrtle Snow (S3) / Gloria Mott (S4)
Denis ODenis O'Hare
As Larry Harvey (S1) / Spalding (S3) / Stanley (S4)
Emma RobertsEmma Roberts
As Madison Montgomery (S3) / Maggie Esmerelda (S4)
Finn WittrockFinn Wittrock
As Dandy Mott (Season 4)
Angela BassettAngela Bassett
As Desiree Dupree (Season 4)
Kathy BatesKathy Bates
As Madame Delphine LaLaurie (S3) / Ethel Darling (S4)
Jessica LangeJessica Lange
As Constance Langdon (S1) / Sister Jude (S2) / Fiona Goode (S3) / Elsa Mars (S4)


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4x7: Test of Strength recap: Bette and Dot are having ice cream when Dandy and Gloria escort Jimmy into the playroom. Gloria assures Jimmy that the Tattlers can leave anytime that they want, and Bette assures Bette that it's true. Jimmy warns the sisters that the Motts are just using them, and that at the freak show they'd have a community of people to protect them. Dandy warns that Jimmy is lying and Bette says that Dandy was the one who saved them from Twisty and killed the clown. When he suspects that Dandy is the second clown killer, he tells the Tattlers to come with him immediately. Dandy tells Dot that he won't pay for her surgery, and realizes that he read her diary. She tells Bette that she wants to leave, and Dandy insists that he's in love with Bette. Bette finally says that she chooses her sister—always--and Jimmy escorts them out... read more.

4x6: Bullseye recap: Elsa has her carnies unpack a large spinning wheel and take it to the big top. As she contemplates it, Elsa imagines all of her people on it, and her throwing knives at them. Ethel comes in and Elsa explains that she was a master of wheel in her day. She tells Ethel that it's going to be her television show's second act mainstay, and Ethel points out that if Elsa leaves and the twins gone without a trace, they won't have a show left. Elsa claims that the twins slipped away from her when they were shopping, and says that the freaks should be grateful to her because she'll bring them to Hollywood once she's established. Ethel assures her that everyone is preparing presents for her birthday week festivities and goes... read more.

4x5: Pink Cupcakes recap: Lillian welcomes her guests to the American Morbidity Museum's Night of Discovery. Stanley and Maggie are among the audience as Lillian thanks everyone for their donations. She then calls up Dr. James Martone and thanks him for his assistance. Stanley is upset that she didn't call his name, insisting that they are the ones who made the gala what it is. As Maggie reminds him that they were well paid, Lillian reveals the first of several tanks containing exhibits... read more.

4x4: Edward Mordrake (2) recap: Halloween Eve at the camp, and Legless Suzi wakes up as green mist seeps into her tent. She crawls for the door but Edward kicks her back and says that no one will escape until his questions are answered. He questions her and the others, and asks how they came there. Suzi says that the doctors removed her legs due to a spinal condition, and her parents left her on the doorstep of the children's home in a basket. Edward says that it's a common story and wants to know her greatest shame. She ended up on the streets during the Depression, begging for money, and stabbed the dancer she worked with in the leg, furious that he could do what she couldn't. However, the man inspired her to perform... read more.

4x3: Edward Mordrake (1) recap: At the American Morbidity Museum, Lillian Hemmings says that the freaks embraced Halloween because it meant that they didn't appear abnormal. Stanley, posing as Dr. Sylvester Mansfield, comes in with Maggie, who is posing as his lab assistant Miss Rothschild, and asks if her appraiser has looked at the specimen they're selling to the museum. Lillian brings in the appraiser and Stanley says that the Smithsonian offered him $500 for the jar holding the specimen. When Stanley boasts of his double degree from Harvard, Lillian says that they called and Harvard has no record of him. The appraiser threatens to call the police, and says that the specimen of the "baby Sasquatch" is a fetal goat with the jaw of a cat sewn on it... read more.
Recurring Guests

Frances Conroy as Moira O'Hara (Old) (16 eps)
Naomi Grossman as Pepper (15 eps)
Jamie Brewer as Adelaide (15 eps)
Gabourey Sidibe as Queenie (13 eps)
Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau (12 eps)
Alex Breckenridge as Moira O'Hara (Young) (8 eps)
Kate Mara as Hayden McClaine (8 eps)
Josh Hamilton as Hank Foxx (7 eps)
Christopher Neiman as Salty (7 eps)
Fredric Lehne as Frank McCann (7 eps)

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Warning: American Horror Story guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Horror/Supernatural
Status: Returning Series
Network: FX ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 05, 2011
Episode Order: 13
• American Horror Story: Asylum (Season 2 Subtitle), (Used In USA)
• American Horror Story: Coven (Season 3 Subtitle), (Used In USA)
• American Horror Story: Freak Show (Season 4 Subtitle), (Used In USA)
• Американская история ужасов (Used In Russia)
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