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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: 4x05 -- Pink Cupcakes (Nov/05/2014)

Stanley and Maggie hatch a plan to murder the Freaks. Gloria hides the evidence of Dandy's gruesome new hobby. A health scare reveals Desiree may not be the oddity she once thought.

Prev: 4x04 -- Edward Mordrake (2) (Oct/29/2014)

Twisty and Dandy take two more victims and perform a show. Meanwhile Edward demands to know the sins of Elsa and her performers so that he can find the one he will take for his own.

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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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4x4: Edward Mordrake (2) recap: Halloween Eve at the show, 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.

4x2: Massacres and Matinees recap: Morning at the camp, and the performers gather for breakfast. Jimmy turns over the radio to the news to listen to a report about the recent murder and disappearances in nearby Jupiter. Among the missing is Detective Bunch, the officer that Jimmy killed. Two police officers arrive and Paul and Eve assure Jimmy that they took care of Bunch’s body. The officers ask to talk to Elsa and Jimmy directs them to their tent... read more.

4x1: Monsters Among Us recap: Dot Tattler prepares to enter the gates of Hell, realizing that there's no way to avoid her destiny... read more.

3x13: The Seven Wonders recap: Stevie Nicks arrives at the school and sings "Seven Wonders.".. read more.
Recurring Guests

Frances Conroy as Moira O'Hara (Old) (16 eps)
Jamie Brewer as Adelaide (15 eps)
Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau (12 eps)
Gabourey Sidibe as Queenie (12 eps)
Naomi Grossman as Pepper (11 eps)
Alex Breckenridge as Moira O'Hara (Young) (8 eps)
Kate Mara as Hayden McClaine (8 eps)
Josh Hamilton as Hank Foxx (7 eps)
Fredric Lehne as Frank McCann (7 eps)
Lily Rabe as Nora Montgomery (7 eps)

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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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