The first season of an anthology series that centers on different characters and locations. It centers on the Harmon family, who move to Los Angeles into a restored mansion, unaware that the home is haunted by its former inhabitants.
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Although it brings all of horror cliches to TV-time, it brings them with such commitment that's impossible not to dig this american house of spooks. The twists, the gore scenes, the scares - it's a full package and it adds indeed to north american television prime time. A nice season to start with.
Objectively awful high-camp smut that nevertheless breathed new life into a dead television landscape. AHS-1s offensive caricatures are acted with resolute sincerity, leading to beautiful moments that make absolutely no sense whatsoever. I don't think the creators even realized their moral is the most frightening thing about the show: hedonism conquers, and when you are dead and gone, there are no consequences.