American Horror Story is a dramatic television series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The story focuses on a family that moves to a house Los Angeles, unaware that it is haunted.
The father, Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott), is trying to deal with his wife's rejection after he has an affair with a student, and soon falls under the house's sway. Meanwhile, the wife, Vivien (Connie Britton), must not only try to forgive her husband but deal with the aftereffects of a miscarriage. The daughter, Violet (Taissa Farmiga), is confronted with hostile girls at her new school and befriends her father's disturbed teenage patient, Tate Langdon (Evan Peters). Lurking nearby is the neighbor, Constance (Jessica Lange), a former actress who both hates and is oddly protective of her special-needs daughter, Adelaide (Jamie Brewer), who can sense the house's evil.