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Chapter 1 

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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.

Director:

Bradley Buecker

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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
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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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

On July 27, FX released the first three promotion clips for the sixth season of American Horror Story. See more »

Goofs

Around 16th minute, when Shelby is in the bathtub, her hand is on the right of her glass, but after the point of view changes, it's on the left. See more »

Connections

References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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American Horror Story Theme
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Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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Great plot ... appalling accents
8 February 2019 | by mynxiiSee all my reviews

I adore AHS and I love the differences between the storylines and feel of each of the different series ... but please please please get a better voice coach ... I'm British and after 5 episodes I've finally figured out Cathy Bates etc are supposed to be speaking with Yorkshire accents ... i think ! I'm used to speaking to people from all around the world with different accents and levels of English speaking competence but this is near unintelligible at times ... such a shame for one of my favourites ...


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