American Horror Story is one of the most successful horror-themed TV shows in history; the anthology series on FX wrapped Season 6 (Roanoke) in 2016 and has already been renewed through Season 9—meaning it ain’t going nowhere anytime soon!
Part of the show’s macabre appeal is that it draws influence from real life horrors that are seamlessly interwoven into the fictional narrative. It gives American Horror Story an enduring resonance that makes it exceptionally compelling. Our friends at Top5s have assembled the outstanding video essay below which features 5 of the most terrifying real-life inspirations for American Horror Story.
Settle in for some scares!
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