American Horror Story: Murder House: Murder House (2011)


Murder House
American Horror Story: Murder House

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Convoluted yet effective, American Horror Story is strange, gory, and twisted enough to keep viewers hooked.

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 5, 2011

A therapist moves his family across the country to escape their troubled past, but quickly discovers their new home comes with its own kind of baggage.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2011

Vivien and Violet find themselves in a dangerous situation; Ben goes back to Boston to fix a mistake.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2011

Vivien learns about the house's first residents; Ben's visitor causes him to further unravel; Constance and Moira's history is revealed.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2011

The line between the living and the dead blurs; the house's old residents give the Harmons decorating advice.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2011

Tate comes face to face with his past; Ben and Vivien are haunted by one of the house's newest guests.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2011

Constance gets Violet's assistance with Tate; Ben helps a new patient who is terrified by the legend of a man who slaughters those who repeat a specific mantra into a mirror.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2011

Moira persuades a buyer to make an offer, while Constance and Larry work against her efforts; Violet takes solace in a new revelation.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2011

The man in the rubber suit makes his presence felt; Hayden conspires with Nora to drive Vivien insane.

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Air date: Nov 30, 2011

One of history's most famous murder victims visits the house; Constance discovers more of Tate's bad behavior.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2011

Violet learns the rules of the house; Larry's condition is explained; Constance is interrogated by the police.

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Cast & Crew

Dylan McDermott
Ben Harmon

Actor
Connie Britton
Vivien Harmon

Actor
Taissa Farmiga
Violet Harmon

Actor
Jessica Lange
Constance

Actor
Evan Peters
Tate Langdon

Actor
Denis O'Hare
Larry Harvey

Actor
Frances Conroy
Moira O'Hara

Guest Star
Kate Mara
Hayden McClaine

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Alexandra Breckenridge
Young Moira

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Christine Estabrook
Marcy

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Lily Rabe
Nora Montgomery

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Jamie Brewer
Adelaide 'Addie' Langdon

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Matt Ross
Charles Montgomery

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Michael Graziadei
Travis Wanderley

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Eve Gordon
Dr. Hall

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Rosa Salazar
Maria

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Morris Chestnut
Luke

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Bodhi Schulz
Troy

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Kai Schulz
Bryan

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Celia Finkelstein
Gladys

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Ryan Murphy
Executive Producer
Brad Falchuk
Executive Producer
Dante Di Loreto
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for American Horror Story: Murder House: Murder House

Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Murder House: Murder House

  • Jan 10, 2022
    Season 1 is a rollercoaster and packed with arguably a fair bit more plot than it needed, but it had a couple of razor sharp surprise moments which weren't predicated on jump scares, but confusion, suspense, and true horror. Don't go into it expecting something extremely deep, but it's absolutely entertaining if you like horror.
  • Dec 03, 2021
    I couldn't even get through the second episode before turning it off. So this guy with shaggy blonde hair and looks like he is in a 90's emo band is supposed to be a school shooter. So stupid. Maybe it did get interesting somewhere along the line. But then there were a few other obscene and disgusting things that got in the way of me watching and finding out.
  • Nov 15, 2021
    This season was the best. One of the best ways to start a series, with a story that can catch the viewer so easily.
  • Oct 16, 2021
    A great spin on the horror genre; amazing performances from all involved. The plot meanders a bit but never gets dull. Sets up a great formula that the show strays from later.
  • Oct 12, 2021
    A beautiful beginning to an iconic show. Murder house gives us, in my opinion, the most simple and well thought out plot line of the franchise. The cast shines in their premiere characters... like forreal Jessica Lange as Constance is probably the start of what made AHS the global phenomenon it is today. If you haven't watched this series and like the genre of horror, especially gory and through suspense and storytelling this show is FOR you. Start with Murder House, and once you're done watching the rest of the seasons watch Murder House again... you won't regret it!
  • Oct 08, 2021
    I can't deny Murder House was fun to watch! It pulled me in and forced me to watch every season of the series.
  • Sep 15, 2021
    Good attempt and it really did have a nice twist however this season wasn't my cup of tea.
  • Sep 08, 2021
    The first season of American Horror Story still remains one of the best. It's fresh and freaky, setting the tone of the rest of series, always keeping its audience guessing as to what actually is going on. It has the right balance of thrills, chills and drama, not to mention outstanding acting from all involved. My favourite actors in the first season has to be Evan Peters as Tate Langdon, the disturbed mass murdering teen; Francis Conroy and Alexandra Breckenridge as Moira O'Hare, the sedative, yet misunderstood maid; and Denis O'Hare as Larry Harvey, the scarred antagoniser with a secret past. If you like horror, this one's for you.
  • Aug 10, 2021
    This debut season did exactly what it set out to do, hook you with the concept, and reel you in with both the primary cast performances and the unpredictability of the plot, even right at the death (pun intended) you still don't know which way it's going to end up. Whilst AHS' first foray wasn't perfect, it certainly left a lasting impact, and gave plenty of room to develop the premise in later seasons.
  • Jul 04, 2021
    Entertaining enough, though all the killings do get old, and sometimes there are too many subplots. I suppose this is an erotic thriller too, not sure how I feel about that sometimes. Overall great actors, but the show is rather strange.

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