One of the most compelling aspects of American Horror Story: Roanoke was how it tied together disparate elements from the previous 5 seasons. As the series progresses, it becomes increasingly clear that each installment exists in a shared AHS Universe. While many connections are tenuous (even outlandish) there can no longer be any doubt that threads connect all 6 seasons.
We’ve scoured our brains (and the internet) in an effort to establish the most concrete connections between the 6 unique seasons of American Horror Story. Have a read and tell us what you think in the Comments section. Are there any solid connections that we missed?
Season 1: Murder House
Vivien Harmon (played by Connie Britton) reveals she has relatives in Jupiter, FL; this is where Freak Show takes place.
Season 2: Asylum
Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) shows up in the Season Finale of Roanoke.
Season 3: Coven
Uber-bitch Madison Montgomery (Emma Roberts) is probably related to Dr. Montgomery, the nefarious abortionist from Murder House (played by Matt Ross).
Season 4: Freak Show
Asylum inmate Pepper’s (Naomi Grossman) backstory is explored in Freak Show.
Sister Mary Eunice from Asylum (played by Lily Rabe) shows up to take Pepper away from the Freak Show to the Asylum.
Detective Jack Colquitt from Murder House (played by Geoffrey Rivas) investigates Elsa (Jessica Lang) and her troupe in the case of a missing police officer; in Freak Show, the character is played by P.J. Marshall.
Briarcliff’s infamous Nazi scientist Dr. Arden (played by James Cromwell) turns out to be the sadist who amputated Elsa’s leg as part of a snuff film.
Season 5: Hotel
Dr. Montgomery, the nefarious abortionist from Murder House (Matt Ross), returns to help The Countess (Lady Gaga) terminate her pregnancy.
Marcy (Christine Estabrook), the realtor who sold the Harmon family the Murder House in Season 1, is also the realtor for the Cortez Hotel.
Coven fan favorite Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) returns in Hotel to use her human voodoo-doll powers in an epic supernatural throw-down.
Murder House’s psychic, Billie Dean Howard (played by Sarah Paulson) returns to user her abilities.
Season 6: Roanoke
The Lineage of Dandy Mott (Finn Wittrock) from Freak Show is explored in Roanoke; The Mott Patriarch (played by Evan Peters) constructed the Roanoke House in 1792.
Series showrunner and co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed Lady Gaga’s witchy warrior Scáthach is the original “Supreme”; the lineage of Supremes is the central plot motivator of Coven.
The word “Croatoan” was first used as a banishment incantation in Murder House.
The Butcher’s infamous cleaver was one of the instruments of suicide that Iris (Kathy Bates) considered using in Hotel.
The Pigman from Murder House returns for some serious scares.
There are several great YouTube videos exploring these examples of interconnectivity. Below, check out explorations of AHS connections from ScreenCrush and Popped Culture.