American Horror Story Season 1-2 DVD Box Set
Cast and Crew
Creator: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk
Leading Role: Connie Britton,Dylan McDermott,Evan Peters,Taissa Farmiga,Denis O'Hare,Jessica Lange,Frances Conroy,Kate Mara
Summary of American Horror Story Season 1-2 DVD Box Set
The first season follows the Harmon family: Ben (Dylan McDermott), Vivien (Connie Britton) and teenage daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga), who move from Boston to Los Angeles after Vivien gives birth to a stillborn baby and Ben has an affair with Hayden (Kate Mara), one of his students. The family moves to a restored mansion, unaware that the house is haunted. Ben and Vivien try to rekindle their relationship, as Violet, suffering from depression, finds comfort with Tate Langdon (Evan Peters), one of Ben's new patients. Neighbor Constance Langdon (Jessica Lange) and disfigured Larry Harvey (Denis O'Hare) routinely and frequently affect the Harmons' lives. The Harmons' lives are further complicated when Hayden comes to L.A. in an attempt to win Ben's love and is subsequently murdered, and Vivien has sex with both Ben and a mysterious man in a rubber suit, later revealed to be Tate, whom she believed to be Ben. She ends up pregnant with twins, one fathered by each man. Several ghosts in the house, including Tate and Hayden, conspire to acquire the babies, once they are born, and raise them as their own. Violet commits suicide. Vivien gives birth to the twins in the house, but dies during labor. The first twin dies moments after birth, but the second one lives. Vivien's and Violet's ghosts urge Ben to flee the house. In so doing, Ben is confronted by Hayden who murders him by forcibly hanging him. Upon finding Ben's body, Constance abducts the baby. The series then jumps ahead three years to reveal that Constance has continued to raise her grandson Michael in secrecy. She discovers, however, that he has violently murdered his nanny.
Season two (2012)
In October 2011, the FX Network renewed the series for a second season. In December 2011, series co-creator Ryan Murphy announced his plans to change the characters and location for the second season.