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.