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Matt and Shelby, a couple from Los Angeles, leave the city and move into a mysterious house in North Carolina, where strange things begin to occur.

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Bradley Buecker

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Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Bates ... Thomasin 'The Butcher' White
Sarah Paulson ... Shelby Miller
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Matt Miller
Lily Rabe ... Shelby Miller
André Holland ... Matt Miller
Denis O'Hare ... Dr. Elias Cunningham (credit only)
Wes Bentley ... Ambrose White
Evan Peters ... Edward Phillipe Mott (credit only)
Cheyenne Jackson ... Sidney James (credit only)
Angela Bassett ... Lee Harris
Adina Porter ... Lee Harris
Charles Malik Whitfield ... Mason Harris
Colby French ... Officer
Larry Cedar ... Auctioneer
Grady Lee Richmond ... Ishmael Polk
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Storyline

This season's of American Horror Story starts off by claiming it is based on true events. We are introduced to a couple documentary style and their story is re-enacted. The main place of location is in the south; in a home the couple has recently purchased. Upon arival at their home they notice strange, scary, and weird things happening. They invite a family member, who was a former cop, to stay with them. Now these three people are witnesses to the abnormal happenings in and around their the home. Written by Vanessa Cervantes

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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USA

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English

Release Date:

14 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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On July 5th, 2016, FX announced that the first episode of the sixth season would air on Wednesday September 14th, a month earlier than previous seasons. See more »

Goofs

When Shelby is in the kitchen cooking, she walks to the island bench and starts cutting a carrot. She chops the carrot once to remove the end of the carrot and moves that piece to the side. She then continues cutting. The screen moves to Shelby's face and you can hear 5 distinct chops of the carrot but when the camera looks back down to the knife as she sits it down to investigate the noise, there is only 3 pieces of carrot attached to the knife and no other pieces on the board. See more »

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References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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Did the Mystery Payoff for Season 6 of A.H.S.?
19 September 2016 | by NileFortnerBoogieBuddha954See all my reviews

American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare (Did the Mystery Payoff?)

The first thing, with this first episode of the sixth season of American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare, is this is definitely the comeback of this show. American Horror Story is indeed my favorite show. I have watched every season, seen multiple episodes, binge watch more times than I can count, and have always loved and supported the series. Many people, including myself, can argue that after the third season (Coven) the show has lost some of its value. In addition, many people believe that the last season (Hotel) was the worst season. Even though I have enjoyed every season, I do believe that Hotel was a huge step back. The story was flimsy, there were not too many likable characters, and I started to question myself if my favorite show is still worth investing in. We have checked into the murder house, the asylum, the coven, the freak show, and even the hotel. Now we check into the Roanoke nightmare, and I could not be happier. As a HUGE fan of the show, deep down in my heart I believe the first chapter in My Roanoke Nightmare is the best first episode of American Horror Story ever!

The sixth season of American Horror Story was a total mystery. They didn't tell us the theme, the premise, not even a complete cast list was given in advance to get us excited. This was genius marketing, because it keeps people wondering, questioning, and wanting the mystery to be revealed. The mystery paid off!

I remember when the first season of American Horror Story came out. I loved everything about it. The writing, the concept, cinematography, the cast, and story. Back then, if you told people you watch American Horror Story they would shrug their shoulders, and say, "okay, good for you. That's nice." Now, especially after this episode, it should be why aren't you watching American Horror Story? It is an injection of fresh blood, fresh storytelling, and a fresh concept. In one episode, this show has successfully delivered interesting characters, madness, and chills and it all feels real. I can't wait to see what the show does next. Based on the random teasers we got, I'm wondering if every episode will be a different topic. Alternatively, will we continue the story of the Roanoke nightmare? Whatever happens, I am glad the show is mixing things up, taking chances, and has already made of for the somewhat lackluster season Hotel in just one episode!

So these are my final thoughts on American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare Chapter 1. Welcome to Roanoke, welcome back American Horror Story! I literally have zero complaints about the show. I loved every second of it, and I'm sure most people will as well. It has tension, scares, amazing performances, and had me on the edge of my seat. I am more than proud to give American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare Chapter 1 a…

10/10!

This review is brought to you by Boogie Buddha, and remember, don't just get down, but get Boogie. Thank you all for reading, and or viewing, and I hope you all have an amazing day as always. Moreover, if A.H.S. has taught me anything it's "Don't be a hater, dear." :)


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