American Horror Story
American Horror Story (TV Series)
Season Premiere October 5th, 2011
Season Finale December 21st, 2011
Episode Count 12
Cast Dylan McDermott; Connie Britton; Evan Peters; Taissa Farmiga; Denis O'Hare; Jessica Lange



Season 2

Season One of American Horror Story was a self-contained story-arc that aired on the FX Network from October 5th, 2011 to December 21st, 2011, spanning a total of twelve episodes. The premise of the season centered around the Harmon family, who suffer great hardship due to the loss of a child, and the ensuing infidelity of Ben Harmon. Desperate to make things work, Ben moves his family to Los Angeles, where they purchase a lavish Victorian-era mansion. All of their efforts to improve their lifestyle ultimately fail, particularly when one takes into a account the brutal and violent history of the home which has become infamous as "The Murder House". Complicating matters even further is the Harmons' nosy neighbor, Constance Langdon, and her special needs daughter, Adelaide, to say nothing of the strange burn victim Larry Harvey, who attempts to blackmail Ben after murdering his mistress, Hayden McClaine. As if these matters weren't enough to put on edge, the Harmons slowly come to realize that the ghosts of anyone who ever died in the mansion still linger about, each one harboring secret motives for either wanting to drive the Harmons away, or to keep them inside the house - forever.

Episode list Edit

Episode Title Airdate
1x1 Pilot October 5th, 2011
1x2 Home Invasion October 12th, 2011
1x3 Murder House October 19th, 2011
1x4 Halloween (Part 1) October 26th, 2011
1x5 Halloween (Part 2) November 2nd, 2011
1x6 Piggy, Piggy November 9th, 2011
1x7 Open House November 16th, 2011
1x8 Rubber Man November 23rd, 2011
1x9 Spooky Little Girl November 30th, 2011
1x10 Smoldering Children December 7th, 2011
1x11 Birth December 14th, 2011
1x12 Afterbirth December 21st, 2011

Cast Edit

Principal cast Edit

Actor Role
Dylan McDermott Ben Harmon
Connie Britton Vivien Harmon
Evan Peters Tate Langdon
Taissa Farmiga Violet Harmon
Denis O'Hare Larry Harvey
Jessica Lange Constance Langdon

Guest stars Edit

Actor Role
Frances Conroy Moira O'Hara
Alexandra Breckenridge Young Moira
Zachary Quinto Chad Warwick
Jamie Brewer Adelaide Langdon
Michael Graziadei Travis Wanderley
Lily Rabe Nora Montgomery
Matt Ross Charles Montgomery
Christine Estabrook Marcy
Celia Finkelstein Gladys
Bodhi Schulz Troy
Kai Schulz Bryan

Crew Edit

Production Edit

Directors Edit

Writers Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The subtitle for this season is "Murder House", which is also the title of episode three.

Episodes Edit

Image Title Writer Director Airdate
American Horror Story 1x01 010 "Pilot" Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Ryan Murphy October 5th, 2011
The Harmon family move into an L.A. mansion in the hopes of making a new start. As they settle in, they begin to discover that their new home has a dark history. Ben takes on a new patient. Violet has trouble at school, and Vivien meets her wacky neighbors.
Image Title Writer Director Airdate
American Horror Story 1x02 005 "Home Invasion" Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Alfonso Gomez-Rejon October 12th, 2011
Vivien and Violet find themselves prisoners in their own home in a situation which bears strong similarities to an event from 1968. Ben returns to Boston to fix things with Hayden.
Image Title Writer Director Airdate
American Horror Story 1x03 004 "Murder House" Jennifer Salt Bradley Buecker October 19th, 2011
Vivien decides to put the house back on the market, but then learns more about her home's previous residents. Larry Harvey continues to blackmail Ben, as Hayden comes to L.A. to be with him. The story of the original owners of the Murder House is revealed.

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