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An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, and the apocalypse.
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Series cast summary:
Evan Peters ...  James March / ... 94 episodes, 2011-2018
Sarah Paulson ...  Lana Winters / ... 85 episodes, 2011-2018
Denis O'Hare ...  Spalding / ... 60 episodes, 2011-2016
Kathy Bates ...  Madame Delphine LaLaurie / ... 58 episodes, 2013-2018
Jessica Lange ...  Constance Langdon / ... 53 episodes, 2011-2018
Frances Conroy ...  Myrtle Snow / ... 52 episodes, 2011-2018
Lily Rabe ...  Misty Day / ... 48 episodes, 2011-2018
Angela Bassett ...  Desiree Dupree / ... 48 episodes, 2013-2018
Emma Roberts ...  Madison Montgomery / ... 44 episodes, 2013-2019
Cheyenne Jackson ...  Will Drake / ... 43 episodes, 2015-2018
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Both physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, a cast of circus freaks, the employees and guests at a struggling hotel, a family who moved into a mysterious farmhouse, the members of a small suburb in Michigan, and the surviving members of the Apocalypse in this haunting anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, discrimination, addiction, and exploitation.

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English

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5 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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American Horror Story: Asylum See more »

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During an interview for Scream 4 (2011),Emma Roberts admitted that she hates scary movies. She claimed to have hidden under the covers while watching the first 3 'Scream' films and now appears in this TV anthology which, coincidentally contains the word 'horror' in its title. She also starred in another horror series, Scream Queens (2015). See more »

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Frances Conroy ("Old" Moira O'Hara) is right-eye dominant. Many times you can see that she, as Moira, is focusing on the object she's looking at using her "blind" right eye instead of her left eye. See more »

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Sally Freeman: [after Ben his record on his tape recorder] He's going through with it and there's nothing I can do to stop him. We're supposed to sign the papers next week and that's it. 23 years gone with the stroke of a pen. I'm so upset. And I wonder if I'll ever be able to love or be loved again.
Dr. Ben Harmon: What was the reason your husband is seeking the divorce?
Sally Freeman: He says I'm very boring. I've tried to converse with him on a variety of subjects. Sports, for instance. I've even learned the names of Football teams he ...
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Jumped the political shark
6 September 2017 | by notmyadaughteraSee all my reviews

Just what American wanted to watch. No you are not getting another wonderful season like season 1 (if the first episode is any indicator). You are getting a show that will constantly tell you that you are a worthless human if you voted Trump. What a way to alienate half you audience. I don't understand why show runners have to spew their political opinions instead of making a great show. Hillary was not the second coming and Trump is not the devil. Please focus on the show and not politics. My advice, don't waste your time with this season, re- watch season 1 or find another show that won't preach.


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