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)

Directed by Howard Deutch, Michael Rymer, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, David Semel, Michael Lehmann, Jeremy Podeswa, Bradley Buecker, Michael Uppendahl, Ryan Murphy, Loni Peristere, Michael Goi, Jennifer Lynch, Angela Bassett


Official Synopsis: Both physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, a cast of circus freaks, the employees and guests at a struggling hotel, a family who moved into a mysterious farmhouse, and the members of a small suburb in Michigan in this haunting anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, discrimination, addiction, and exploitation.

Cast: Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, ChloĆ« Sevigny, Angela Bassett, Kate Mara, Matt Ross, Evan Peters, Michael Chiklis, Denis O'Hare, Kathy…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama