FX and Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story may reinvent itself each year, but did you know that each season shares at least some major connection? Or that major alum from The Walking Dead and Nine Inch Nails have worked behind the scenes? Lock your doors, and hide under the bed, the 26th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ visits the Murder House for some frightful facts of FX’s American Horror Story!

Creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk sought to work on something darker and more challenging after the brightness of FOX’s Glee, even shooting on location in the 1908-constructed “Murder House,” before building sets to match it. Many notable stars of the series have woven in and out as well, as Connie Britton nearly appeared in Season 3's Coven, and both Freak Show’s Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka turned down roles in Season 1.

‘You Think You Know TV?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the worlds of your favorite TV series and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known, as with our other installments for The Sopranos, Vikings, Twin Peaks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, LOST, Seinfeld, Batman: The Animated Series, House of Cards, Power Rangers, Family Guy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Breaking Bad (x2!), True Detective, Empire, The Simpsons, Hannibal, Star Wars Rebels, Better Call Saul, The X-Files, The Flash, Arrow, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Our companion series ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ has already tackled everything from Friday The 13th to Saw, but now we’re scaring up enough American Horror Story dirt to fill a graveyard.

Watch TV and movie installments of ‘You Think You Know’ down below, in addition to our American Horror Story entry above, and let us know what shows we should cover next!


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