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Don't ask about the baby in the basement.

The first installment of American Horror Story, an anthology horror drama series on FX, revolves around the Harmons, a family of three who moved from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish. 

The all-star cast features Dylan McDermott as “Ben Harmon,” a psychiatrist; Connie Britton as “Vivien Harmon,” Ben’s wife; Taissa Farmiga as “Violet,” the Harmon’s teenage daughter; Jessica Lange in her first-ever regular series TV role as “Constance,” the Harmon’s neighbor; Evan Peters plays “Tate Langdon,” one of Ben’s patients; and Denis O’Hare as “Larry Harvey.” 

Guest stars for the series include Frances Conroy as the Harmon’s housekeeper; Alexandra Breckenridge as the Harmon’s housekeeper; and Jamie Brewer as Constance’s daughter. 

The pilot episode of American Horror Story, shot in Los Angeles, was written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, and it was directed by Murphy. In addition to Murphy and Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto will also serve as Executive Producer of the series. American Horror Story is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television. 

FIRST INSTALLMENT

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1
Pilot

A therapist moves his wife and teenage daughter across the country to escape their troubled past. The Harmon family quickly discovers their new home comes with its own kind of baggage.

2
Home Invasion

Vivien and Violet find themselves in a dangerous situation eerily similar to a past event. Ben goes back to Boston to fix a mistake.

3
Murder House

After putting the house back on the market, Vivien learns about its first residents. Ben's visitor causes him to further unravel. Constance and Moira's history is revealed.

4
Halloween (Part 1)

The line between the living and the dead blurs on Halloween. Two of the house's previous residents give the Harmons decorating advice.

5
Halloween (Part 2)

Moira persuades a prospective buyer to make an offer. Constance and Larry work against her efforts. Vivien and Luke grow closer.

6
Piggy Piggy

Constance enlists Violet's assistance with Tate. Ben helps a new patient confront his fears.

7
Open House

Moira persuades a prospective buyer to make an offer. Constance and Larry work against her efforts. Vivien and Luke grow closer.

8
Rubber Man

The man in the rubber suit is revealed.

9
Spooky Little Girl

One of history's most famous murder victims pays the house a visit. Constance discovers more of Tate's bad behavior.

10
Smoldering Children

Violet learns about the rules of the house. The truth about Larry's condition is explained. Constance is interrogated by the police.

11
Birth

Vivien gives birth. Tate and Violet attempt to rid the house of some of its ghosts for good.

12
Afterbirth

Season 1 concludes as Constance schemes to raise Tate's baby as her own. Written by Jessica Sharzer; directed by Bradley Buecker.

12 Episodes Available
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It’s the work of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk…and their ability to inject a genre with new vitality is breathtaking
The Globe and Mail
THE new show of the fall TV season. It’s so good it’s scary. And it’s so scary it’s good
NPR
Deliriously entertaining variation on the haunted house theme
PEOPLE
American Horror Story won’t keep you on the edge of your seat. It’ll knock you completely out of it
NPR
It’s the work of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk…and their ability to inject a genre with new vitality is breathtaking
The Globe and Mail
THE new show of the fall TV season. It’s so good it’s scary. And it’s so scary it’s good
NPR
Deliriously entertaining variation on the haunted house theme
PEOPLE
American Horror Story won’t keep you on the edge of your seat. It’ll knock you completely out of it
NPR
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