American Horror Story: Murder House (originally titled American Horror Story) is the first season of the FX horror television series American Horror Story, created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. It aired from October 5 to December 21, 2011. The season was produced by 20th Century Fox Television, and executive produced by Dante Di Loreto and the series creators Murphy and Falchuk.
It focuses on the Harmon family: Dr. Ben Harmon, Vivien, and their daughter Violet, who move from Boston to Los Angeles after Vivien's miscarriage and Ben's affair. They move into a restored mansion, unaware that the house is haunted by the ghosts of former residents and their victims.
The first season of American Horror Story received generally positive reviews from critics. The series has consistently earned high ratings for FX Network, ending its first season as the biggest new cable series of the year. The season has been nominated for numerous industry awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series, and received a total of 17 Emmy nominations. Additionally, Jessica Lange has won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and a Primetime Award. Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.
The story revolves around the Harmon family: Ben (Dylan McDermott), Vivien (Connie Britton) and Violet (Taissa Farmiga) as they move into their new home in Los Angeles. Trying to mend the family after Vivien miscarried and Ben's affair was caught by his wife at the battle. Little did they know that their house was called the Murder House.
Mother Constance (Jessica Lange) has three children, their family lives in the Murder house. Constance's life is full of suffering when the children are not normal and her husband is in love with the maid Moira O'Hara (Frances Conroy). She left the house to live across the street but still lingers in the house of evil. (?)
The Harmons soon realized that the house they lived in was not good land. Constance Addie's daughter (Jamie Brewer) is constantly harassing. A stranger named Larry Harvey (Denis O'Hare) constantly approaches Ben. Daughter Violet, who is in crisis in her life with Tate Langdon (Evan Peters), Constance's son, is entrusted to Ben, a psychiatrist, for treatment. Nor did they realize the maid Moira O'Hara was not human.
The longer they live in the house, the more they discover horrifying secrets, about their former owners, about the ghosts they meet every day but still think they are alive.
Vivien, after mistaking Tate, a ghost, for her husband, became pregnant with twins, one of Ben's, the other a demon created by intercourse between ghosts and humans. Many forces, both alive and dead, compete for unborn twins. Life turned upside down, the Harmon family followed in the footsteps of the previous owners who died one after another. Along with other evil spirits, they decided to chase away all those who intend to buy the house.
The demon survived, and Constance took it in and named it Michael Langdon.
Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon
Dylan McDermott as Dr. Ben Harmon
Evan Peters as Tate Langdon
Taissa Farmiga as Violet Harmon
Denis O'Hare as Larry Harvey
Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon