Check out these true events that inspired ‘American horror story’ seasons
AHS seasons got a real life story connection that happened decades back or something happening around you!
A part of Season three is the real life story of Madame Marie Delphine LaLaurie, a New Orleans socialite, slave owner and serial killer who lived in the 1830s and tortured and killed her slaves. Kathy Bates portrays this character in Coven. The Royal Street mansion that Lalaurie inhabited, is now a renowned New Orleans landmark.
Two of Asylum’s lead characters, Kit and Alma Walker, were inspired by a real mixed race couple named Barney and Betty Hill from back in 1961. As the show reveals, a mixed race couple was frowned upon by society in those days, but Barney and Betty strangely drew attention to themselves further by claiming to be the first people to ever have been abducted and savagely probed by aliens
Season 4: Freak Show – Twisty the Clown
YES HE WAS ACTUALLY REAL. KIND OF. Twisty was inspired by killer John Wayne Gacy, who went by the name of Pogo the Clown in his job of attending children’s parties and charity events. Terrifyingly, he was also secretly luring teenage boys to his home to rape and murder them. Shockingly, between 1972 and 1978, he raped and killed at least 33 young men, burying a staggering 26 of them inside the crawl space of his home. When his home was eventually overrun with corpses, he changed tactic and began dismembering and discarding his new victims in a local river. Gacy was eventually caught and sentenced to the lethal injection in 1944.
Season 3: Coven – Madame LaLaurie’s Chamber of Horrors
Madame Delphine LaLaurie is one of American Horror Story’s most disturbing characters, but did you know she was actually a real woman? A prominent New Orleans socialite in the 1800s, LaLaurie was discovered to have tortured and killed many of her slaves in her attic that she called her “Chamber of Horrors.” Mutilation, flaying, starvation and worse all took place, with her slaves purposely kept just on the brink of death so that she could enjoy their pain. Her cruelty was only discovered by authorities after a house fire, when she fled to France and seemingly disappeared.
The Season 6 teasers have been especially scary: stapled craniums, millipedes, alien shadow humans with glowing eyes and an ominous nursery mobile all feature prominently. And claims are floating around that this season got a serious connection with real life incidents.
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Many people agree that the second season is the best and so do I, but I think the fifth one was also good.
It’s obvious that AHS has plots related to phobias, fears, feminism (Coven), society nowadays (Hotel, specially with Liz Taylor’s story) and blood.
A lot of blood.
However, it is so well developed each plot in each season, that the serie is simply amazing and entertaining.
First season: a weird love story mixed with the strange case of the man with the latex suit. Quite intriguing.
Second season: a fast-paced story developed in an asylum. Very plausible, realistic and intriguing. You always want to know what is happening next.
Third season: a bit boring for me, but the feminist background and the witch’s story were quite interesting.
Fourth season: very moving. I felt identified with the characters feelings of weirdness. It was also very plausible.
Fifth season: with Gaga as main character, the season was totally amazing, very intriguing and bloodier than ever.