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American Horror Story
Network: FX Networks
American Horror Story is a horror-drama television show created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. It is an anthology, with each season taking place in a new setting. Season 1 ("Murder House") takes place in a contemporary Los Angeles house filled with ghosts, some of whom are violent. Season 2 ("Asylum") takes place primarily in the 1960s in a mental health asylum. Season 3 ("Coven") takes place primarily in contemporary New Orleans school for young witches. Season 4 ("Freak Show") takes place in the 1950s at a Florida carnival freak show. Season 5 ("Hotel") takes place in contemporary Los Angeles in a wickedly designed hotel. The series has violence, gore, dark humor, and sexual and mature themes.


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General Information

Title: American Horror Story
Original Network: FX Networks
Original Run: 2011-10-05 - Present
Episode Length: 60 minutes
Description: American Horror Story is a horror-drama television show created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. It is an anthology, with each season taking place in a new setting. Season 1 ("Murder House") takes place in a contemporary Los Angeles house filled with ghosts, some of whom are violent. Season 2 ("Asylum") takes place primarily in the 1960s in a mental health asylum. Season 3 ("Coven") takes place primarily in contemporary New Orleans school for young witches. Season 4 ("Freak Show") takes place in the 1950s at a Florida carnival freak show. Season 5 ("Hotel") takes place in contemporary Los Angeles in a wickedly designed hotel. Season 6 includes multiple storylines including ("Roanoke") which takes place in North Carolina in a remote area with a house with a disturbing past.
Main Characters: Varies by season. See character descriptions for each story. (Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel)
Similar Series:  
  • Format: Masters of Horror, Fear Itself, The Outer Limits, Tales from the Crypt
  • Murder House: American Gothic, Dark Shadows, The Gates, Supernatural
  • Asylum: Kingdom Hospital, Hannibal, 666 Park Avenue, Dark Shadows
  • Coven: Hex, The Worst Witch, The Secret Circle
  • Freak Show: Carnivàle, Heroes, the films Freaks and The Elephant Man
  • Hotel: 666 Park Avenue, Bates Motel, The Strain, From Dusk til Dawn, the films Hostel and Thirteen Ghosts, the films (and books) Psycho and The Shining
Availability: Basic Cable (or equivalent) in the US, disc media, streaming services

Content Information

Rating: TV-MA
Content Labels: Suggestive dialogue, Coarse language, Sexual content, Violence
Violence: Graphic and disturbing violence, blood and gore, mass murder, mutilation, and other horror-type imagery.
Language: Very mature language, innuendo, and profanity are regularly featured.
Sexual Themes and Nudity: Strong sexual themes featured regularly, including bondage, masturbation, rape, and other types of sexual violence.
Drugs and Alcohol: Characters (both adult and adolescent) smoke, drink, and use drugs.
Crude Humor or Comic Mischief: Dark humor

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