American Horror Story is a horror television series where each season is a self-contained miniseries. Although a number of cast members (eg Jessica Lange) appear in more than one season they play a different character in each season.
American Horror Story: Murder House takes place in 2011 and follows the Harmon family who move into a restored mansion and discover that their new home is haunted by the ghosts of anyone who has ever died on the property.
American Horror Story: Asylum takes place in 1964 and follows the patients, doctors and nuns who occupy the Briarcliff Mental Institution, founded to treat and house the criminally insane. Briarcliff is run by a stern nun who believes that mental illness is the fashionable explanation for sin. The inmates are also routinely subject to supernatural and scientific influences, including demonic possession and extraterrestrial abduction.
American Horror Story: Coven is set in modern day, the early 1970s, and the 1830s.Three hundred years after the Salem witch trials witches are almost extinct and in danger again. A school in New Orleans teaches young witches how to blend into society and avoid being discovered. The long-absent Supreme arrives with a different mission: to teach the burgeoning witches how to fight those who would oppress them.
FX has recently announced that the show had been renewed for a fourth season.
Eryn Krueger Mekash is the makeup department head; Christien Tinsley (Tinsley Studio) is the special makeup effects designer and creator; Mike Mekash is the key prosthetics makeup artist; Christopher Allen Nelson was the special makeup effects artist; Kim Ayers was the key makeup artist (Murder House & Asylum); Monte Haught is the hair department head.