American Horror Story

Written By: Katherine

American horror story is a series of mini-series. The first season is called ‘Murder House’, the second season is called ‘Asylum’, the third season is called ‘Coven’ and the forth is called ‘Freak Show’. As you can tell from the title, American Horror Story, it can be quite graphic in some episodes. The thing that makes American Horror story as good as it is, is that the cast is the same in all of the seasons with the exception of a few new people they bring in.

The main cast includes:

  • Evan Peters (Tate Langdon-season 1, Kit Walker-season 2, Kyle Spencer-season 3 and Jimmy Darling- season 4)
  • Jessica Lange (Constance Langdon-season 1, Sister Jude Martin- season 2, Fiona Goode- season 3 and Elsa Mars- season 4)
  • Lily Rabe (Nora Montgomery- season 1, Sister Mary Eunice- season 2 and Misty Day- season 3)
  • Sarah Paulson (Bille Dean Howard- season 1, Lana Winters- season 2, Cordelia Foxx- season 3, Bette and Dot Tattler-season 4)

Season 1 of American Horror story, The Murder House, follows The Harmons as they face many conflicts going on in their new house. The intrusive behaviour of the neighbours, Constance and Addie as well as intrusions from one of Dr. Harmon’s patients, Tate Langdon results in the first year of the family’s stay is LA to be very dangerous. The house in which they stay at has had a bad history of people being murdered - hence being called ‘The Murder House.’ The people killed in the house, stay in the house.

Season 2, in my opinion, is the best out of all four of them. The second season is set in an asylum in 1964. It follows patients and staff in Briarcliff Mental Institution located in Massachusetts. Throughout the season you get to know about the patients lives (past and present) and what lead them to be admitted to the mental asylum; however some of the people who are in Briarcliff aren’t guilty.

Season 3 of American Horror Story is set in present time which makes it different from season 2 and 4. Also it features Taissa Farmiga who played Violet Harmon in ‘The Murder House’; I think that she was great in that and was great in this season too. ‘Coven’ tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Mysterious attacks have been done against the young girls who are in the coven in New Orleans. They are sent there to learn how to protect themselves and how to control their powers.

Season 4 is the most recent season and is currently still being broadcast. It begins in Jupiter, Florida in 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with a strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of the town and the freaks. It is the story of the performers and the desperate journey of survival and also tells us about how the performers got to be in the freak show.