American Horror Story

by Casey Murphy

Produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, American Horror Story is a horror series with four fascinating seasons. Each season displays its own unique kind of abnormal events that keep the viewers on their toes. American Horror Story isn’t like other series in the way. Throughout each individual season, characters have a role, then those characters play different roles next season in a completely different setting. The show exhibits such creativity with twist and turns every episode, it’s almost hard to keep up.

American Horror Story is everything the title exclaims and more. The show channels all fears people possess and uses mind games to frighten the viewer. First season, “Murder House,” aired October 5, 2011 with 3.18 million viewers.  Rotten Tomatoes reported,  “Convoluted yet effective, American Horror Story is strange, gory, and twisted enough to keep viewers hooked.” Second season “Asylum,” Rotten Tomatoes reported, “American Horror Story: Asylum crosses boundaries to shock and scare with sexy subplots and some innovative takes on current social issues.” Asylum aired October 17, 2012 with 3.85 million viewers. Third season, “Coven” review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reported that 81% of 36 critics have given the show a positive review. The site’s consensus reads: “A noteworthy ensemble cast combined with creepy storytelling and campy, outrageous thrills make American Horror Story: Coven a potently structured fright-fest.” Coven aired October 9, 2013 with 5.54 million viewers.

Seasons one through three are now available on Netflix as of December 6, 2014. Fourth Season, “Freak Show” is currently being aired on the FOX network on Wednesday nights.  6.7 million viewers tuned in October 8 for the premier of “Freak Show.” Many already famous actors and actresses play large roles in each season.  Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange and Evan Peters have already had their breakthrough early in their life leading up to this series. Behind the scenes, Roberts and Peters are getting married later next year, according to FX has renewed American Horror Story for a 13 episode fifth season, which will premiere sometime in October 2015.


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