I watched the first 3 seasons. Enjoyed it for what it was but every season it was just a complete mess that went nowhere. If you only do 1 season per story, don't start it like you have 5 seasons. Always so many subplots that go nowhere or are rushed over. Season 4 was just terrible, after hearing the song Life on Mars being butchered again and again and the story again going nowhere, I quit watching. I watched 2 episodes of season 5 and seeing that its still an incoherent mess, I quit again, but this time for good.
American Horror Story is an American anthologyhorror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a different set of characters and settings, and a storyline with its own "beginning, middle, and end." Some plot elements of each season are loosely inspired by true events. The only actors to appear in all iterations of the show are Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson.
The first season, retroactively subtitled Murder House, takes place in Los Angeles, California, during the year 2011 and centers on a family that moves into a house haunted by its deceased former occupants. The second season, subtitled Asylum, takes place in Massachusetts during the year 1964 and follows the stories of the patients and staff of an institution for the criminally insane. The third season, subtitled Coven, takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the year 2013 and follows a coven of witches who face off against those who wish to destroy them. The fourth season, subtitled Freak Show, takes place in Jupiter, Florida, during the year 1952 and centers around one of the few remaining American freak shows. The fifth season, subtitled Hotel, takes place in Los Angeles during the year 2015 and focuses on the staff and guests of a supernatural hotel. The sixth season, subtitled Roanoke, takes place in North Carolina during the year 2016 and focuses on the paranormal events that take place at an isolated farmhouse. The seventh season, subtitled Cult, takes place in Michigan and centers around a cult terrorizing a suburb in the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The series is broadcast on the cable television channel FX in the United States. On January 12, 2017, the series was renewed for an eighth and ninth season.
Although reception to individual seasons has varied, American Horror Story has, overall, been well received by television critics, with the majority of the praise going towards the cast, particularly Jessica Lange, who won two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performances. Additionally, Kathy Bates and James Cromwell each won an Emmy Award for their performances, while Lady Gaga won a Golden Globe Award. The series draws consistently high ratings for the FX network, with its first season being the most-viewed new cable series of 2011.
Producer Ryan Murphy has revealed that the next instalment of FX’s horror anthology series will go by the title “American Horror Story: Cult” and offered a brief cryptic teaser trailer.
Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd and Billy Eichner will star in this seventh season of the show in a story said to be inspired by the 2016 presidential election. FX previously renewed the series through a ninth season.
“American Horror Story: Cult” is scheduled to premiere on September 5th.
Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Alison Pill, Colton Haynes, Adina Porter, Frances Conroy, Lena Dunham, Adina Porter, Mare Winningham and Leslie Grossman star in the latest season of the anthology horror drama.
The storyline remains mostly under wraps beyond Paulson and Peters having a “love story for the ages”. The first four episode titles of the eleven-episode season are also out. The eps are: “Election Night,” “Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark,: “Neighbors from The Hell,” and “11/9”.
Just two weeks out from its premiere, FX has finally debuted the full trailer for “American Horror Story: Cult,” the first clip to finally show off some footage from the new episodes.
The clip does confirm that President Donald Trump’s election victory does come into the storyline which kicks off with that November night and then proceeds to tell a story of madness. The return of Twisty the Clown also looks to be a key part.
Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, Adina Porter, Alison Pill, Cheyenne Jackson, Colton Haynes, Billie Lourd and Billy Eichner co-star in the new episodes which kick off September 5th on FX.
Cult didn't capture my interest until around episode 4 when the storyline started to congeal a bit. The initial fan reactions were funny because everyone felt the show was picking on their political leanings, and they were right! It actually does a good job showing the absurdity of conservative and liberal fruitcakes.
“American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy has revealed that the one and only Joan Collins will be joining the cast of the anthology series for its upcoming eighth season reports THR.
Murphy previously revealed that Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates are returning, but there are no other details known at this point beyond the story being set in the future. He’s also suggested he’s interested in getting Anjelica Huston for an upcoming season.
In addition, the prolific producer also confirmed he’s dumped his idea for an “American Crime Story” installment about the Monica Lewinsky-Bill Clinton sex scandal. That was to be the fourth season of the series, but now it is gone, and there’s still no word on when the Hurricane Katrina-themed third season might air.
All has been quiet on the “American Horror Story” front following the soft reception to last year’s ‘Cult’ and now creator Ryan Murphy has finally dropped some hints as to what is going to take place this year.
On Twitter, Murphy revealed that the long-hyped crossover between the storylines ‘Murder House’ from the first season and ‘Coven’ from the third will actually take place this year, not next as previously rumored: “The Coven/Murder House AHS crossover season won’t be happening next year…because it’s happening THIS YEAR. AHS #8 WITCHES RULE THIS SEPTEMBER.”
He also indicates the new season will debut in September. Most of the returning cast members would come back for the eighth season including Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman and Billie Lourd.
TV legend Joan Collins will make her debut in the franchise with the new season which begins shooting imminently.