True Stories and Real People That Inspired AMERICAN HORROR STORY

True Stories and Real People That Inspired AMERICAN HORROR STORY

Here is a breakdown on all the influences for the for previous seasons of FX’s American Horror Story. All of the listed items are based on true stories and real people who inspired the horrific TV series. Many of the inspired stories were from serial killers or famous murders which include Black Dahlia, Richard Speck, Ed Gein, Delphine Lalaurie, The Axeman, John Wayne Gacy, Richard Ramirez, and H. H. Holmes. All surrounded by horrific events and circumstances. Season 6 of American Horror Story premieres on September 14, 2016.

Season 1: Murder House

  • Black Dahlia
  • Richard Speck

Season 2: Asylum

Season 3: Coven

  • Delphine Lalaurie
  • The Axeman

Season 4: Freakshow

Season 5: Hotel

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"American Horror Story" (2011)

Synopsis: An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and an enigmatic hotel.
Cast: Angela Bassett, Denis O'Hare, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson
Directors: Howard Deutch, Michael Rymer, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, David Semel, Michael Lehmann, Jeremy Podeswa, Bradley Buecker, Michael Uppendahl, Ryan Murphy, Loni Peristere, Michael Goi
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
AKA(s): AhS, American Horror Story: Asylum, American Horror Story: Coven, American Horror Story: Freak Show, American Horror Story: Hotel, American Horror Story: Murder House
Year: 2011
Runtime: 60
Awards: 76
Nominations: 211
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, John J. Gray, Crystal Liu, James Wong, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, Jessica Sharzer, Todd Kubrak, Douglas Petrie, Ned Martel
Producers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Bradley Buecker, Tim Minear, Alexis Martin Woodall, Jennifer Salt, James Wong, Dante Di Loreto, Jessica Sharzer, Chip Vucelich, James E. Williams, Robert M. Williams Jr., Mark Douglas, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Joe Incaprera, Douglas Petrie, Todd Nenninger, Ned Martel, Michael Cedar, Karen Romero, Sara Stelwagen
Musicians: James S. Levine, Mac Quayle
Editors: Fabienne Bouville, Adam Penn, Stewart Schill, Regis Kimble, Bradley Buecker, Angela Jackson, Justin Krohn, Robert Komatsu


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