The second season, subtitled Asylum, takes place in Massachusetts during the year 1964 and follows the stories of the patients and staff of an institution for the criminally insane.
Set in the year 1964, the season follows the patients and staff members of the church-owned Briarcliff Mental Institution, located in Massachusetts, which was founded to treat and house the criminally insane.
Kit Walker (Evan Peters), accused of being prolific serial killer "Bloody Face" after the disappearance of his wife but claiming that his wife Alma (Britne Olford) was abducted by aliens, is incarcerated at Briarcliff.
The institution is run under the watchful eye of the stern Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), as well as her second-in-command, the naive Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe), and the founder of the institution, Monsignor Timothy Howard (Joseph Fiennes).
Briarcliff's inhabitants are routinely subject to supernatural and scientific influences, including demonic possession and extraterrestrial abduction.
Ben and Vivien try to rekindle their relationship as Violet, suffering from depression, finds comfort with Tate (Evan Peters), the ghost of Constance's psychopathic son.
The family soon discovers that the home is haunted by the ghosts of anyone who has ever died on the property, including its creators Charles (Matt Ross) and Nora Montgomery (Lily Rabe); and their deformed son Thaddeus (Ben Woolf).The sixth season, subtitled Roanoke, takes place in North Carolina during the year 2016 and focuses on the paranormal events that take place at an isolated farmhouse. Although reception to individual seasons has varied, American Horror Story has, overall, been well received by television critics, with the majority of the praise going towards the cast, particularly Jessica Lange, who won two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performances.The seventh season, subtitled Cult, takes place in Michigan and centers around a cult terrorizing a suburb in the aftermath of the 2016 U. Additionally, Kathy Bates and James Cromwell each won an Emmy Award for their performances, while Lady Gaga won a Golden Globe Award.Believed to be a violent serial killer, he becomes the subject of interest of pragmatic psychiatrist Oliver Thredson (Zachary Quinto) and the sadistic Dr.Arthur Arden (James Cromwell), the latter of whom routinely conducts scientific operations on patients.Those who share this genetic affliction are being subjected to violent attacks from outside forces, such as religious townspeople and witch hunters.