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This article contains fan theories about Murder House (location). It is separate to avoid contaminating the main page with spoilers and speculation. It is subjective.
This page is for theories and speculation that are directly related to the house.
What about the house is special that it hosts the ghosts? Edit
Theory # 1: Indian burial ground Edit
Tate mentions Indians, Constance mentions them to Joe... and the show is casting Native Americans. The show will make use of the tried and tested/tired Indian burial ground trope, as seen in "Amityville Horror" that Ryan Murphy cited as inspiration, as seen in Stephen King's "Pet Sematary" (which brought dead people back as evil ghosts), as seen in "The Shining". According to this trope, houses are build on sacred burial grounds. A Native American curse thus strikes those who desecrated the sacred lands.
What causes ghosts to be stuck in Murder House? Edit
Theory # 1: Buried on the premises Edit
- Yes. Moira was drugging Ben and apparently leading him to the spot where her body was buried with a shovel. After Hayden is buried on top of her and Ben builds the gazebo, she appears very upset. Constance tells her she'll be stuck there forever now. This indicates Moira thought she could "move on" if her body was removed from the backyard.
- No. Tate was shot and killed by a S.W.A.T team. It is unlikely that he would have been buried on the premises afterward. Yet he is also trapped in the Murder House. Likewise, it's unlikely that the gay couple and the nursing students were buried on the premises following official investigations.
Theory # 2: Died on the premises? Edit
- Yes. Constance struggled desperately to get Adelaide onto the lawn before she died. That seems to indicate she would've been trapped there, like Tate, if she had died on the property.
What other non-human species, besides ghosts, live in the house or are created by the house? Edit
Frankenstein- Dracula mix (Infantata) Edit
The Red Dragon (Possibly)