American Horror Story 4 Seasons 2011

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Season 1
(190) IMDb 8/10
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1. Pilot AGES_18_AND_OVER

A therapist moves his wife and teenage daughter across the country to escape their troubled past.

Starring:
Dylan Mcdermott,Connie Britton
Runtime:
51 minutes

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Pilot

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Thriller, Horror
Director Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk
Starring Dylan Mcdermott, Connie Britton
Supporting actors Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Denis O'Hare
Season year 2011
Network Twentieth Century Fox
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

93 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Thompson on 27 Feb. 2012
Format: DVD
I watched this on sky recently and was hooked from the very first epsiode. From the trailers I had seen it looked scary but it was better than I expected it to be.
The opening credits are very creepy and two minutes into the first episode I knew I was going to love the series.
Ben and Vivien Harmon move into a new home with their teenage daughter Violet to try and rebuild their marriage after Ben has an affair. They get the house cheap as the previous owners were the victims of a bizarre murder/suicide but the Harmon's don't believe in ghosts and don't let this put them off.
The house has a history. Nearly all of it's previous owners have died within it's walls. Some were murdered and some committed suicide and if you die in the house your spirit stays in the house.
Each episode starts by showing a previous death that occured in the house and through this by the 12th and final episode we are shown a complete history of the house.
This series has shocks and twists and will keep you hooked. I don't want to give too much away but this is the best tv show I have seen in a long time.
I loved all of the series but my favourite was episode 11.
I can't to wait to see what series 2 brings and I just hope it's as good as the first.
I just wish the dvd's were coming sooner as I'm desperate to watch this again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Oh Hamlyn on 12 Dec. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
American Horror Story takes the familiar haunted house tale and refreshes it in unexpectedly original fashion. To understand just what makes this series so unique it needs to be experienced first-hand, but to those venturing into the strange and twisted world of the series expect plenty of sex, violence, body horror, and a healthy dose of shock and gore. Perhaps the only real disappointments of the series are its unnecessarily stretched-out length of 13 episodes (a 6 or 8 part mini series would have been more effective) and the constant exaggerated domestic disputes between the lead characters becomes grating after a few episodes. Nonetheless, not one to be missed for horror fans. Non-horror fans, just know what you're getting into.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By McK on 5 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Enjoyed nearly all of this series, it is a little bit of a shame that it turned Beetlejuice in the final episode, was expecting a lot more.

In turns this series is amusing, scary and inventive and very much looking forward to season 2 and 3.

Would have been a five star series apart from that last episode but very few TV series have a great ending so still highly recommended.
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Format: DVD
I was a late comer to this series. We love movies and shows on DVD but don't watch television, so I missed this until I was away from home and decided to look for something to watch on my kindle late one night. Why did I choose it? First the title and picture were both immediately interesting. Secondly because of the overwhelming number of high reviews (so thank you to all of those who take the time to leave reviews).

This is a delightfully dark series and I was absolutely fascinated by the storyline. Scary ghost stories are nearly impossible to do well on television in my opinion. Special effects are too often cheesy or fake looking and the actions of characters are often forehead slappingly stupid, but this story is in a class by itself. This family has absolutely no idea that they are being haunted. They are aware of the reputation of their house (although they were not informed until after they had already moved in) but don't believe in ghosts so they do what the vast majority of us would do; they take incidents at face value and find rational, not superstitious, reasons for events. Unfortunately ghosts don't care if you believe in them or not. They are here and ready to play.

The acting of everyone involved is superior and watching Jessica Lange was amazing. Very few women can get that perfect balance of southern charm and sweetness with a hidden dose of arsenic. Some of her comments were darkly hilarious and I knew that this was one disturbed lady.

I was sorry to see the season end, but the good thing about coming in late is that there is already a second season waiting. I wonder what disturbing things are next? I can't wait to find out.
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Format: DVD
Okay... Campy but different from anything I have seen. The series (this one) takes place
around a haunted house where a dysfunctional family, the `Harmon's move in. The husband
Ben is a psychiatrist who runs therapy for his patients from the home... Vivian is the wife constantly
pi***ed at Ben for his weakness in young women. And Violet is the teenage daughter who moves in
and falls for the other psychotic teenage ghost, Tate - son of Constance, the weirdo next door (played
excellently by Jessica Lange).

Predictably, the house has had a sour past of the other occupants killing their families - or themselves.
The neighbour clearly knows more than she lets on and has sinister plans when the wife becomes pregnant.

So much more but I don't want to spoil anything. If `Six feet under` or `American beauty` were of the horror
genre this would be the result. The performance from Zachary Quinto as the former gay occupant playing a
ghost just made me laugh like hell! Same with Jessica Lange as the nosy neighbour who keeps appearing
from nowhere. Her performance is creepy yet over the top! `American horror story` plays out more a dark
comedy than a serious horror... It is however addictive though to watch. Completely over the top but fun
and engaging!
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