A family of three move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means of reconciling their past anguish. They move to a restored mansion, unaware that the home is haunted.
Cast: Dylan McDermott, Denis O'Hare, Connie Britton, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Jamie Brewer, Alexandra Breckenridge, Evan Peters
Constance schemes to raise Tate's baby as her own.
Vivien gives birth. Tate and Violet attempt to rid the house of some of its ghosts for good.
Violet learns the rules of the house; Larry's condition is explained; Constance is interrogated by the police.
One of history's most famous murder victims pays the house a visit. Constance discovers more of Tate's bad behavior.
The man in the rubber suit is revealed.
Moira persuades a prospective buyer to make an offer. Constance and Larry work against her efforts.
Ben gets a new patient obsessed with an urban myth and tries to help him overcome his fear. Meanwhile, Vivien confronts the ultrasound technician who fainted at the sight of her unborn child, and Violet learns what Tate did in 1994.
While the Murder House's newest permanent resident stalks Ben and Vivien, Tate must face someone from his own dark past. Meanwhile, Chad tries to decorate the house to his satisfaction, while Constance has a heart-to-heart chat with Violet.
Two of the house's former tenants come back to help the Harmons decorate the house for Halloween. Meanwhile, ted persuades Ben to keep seeing him, Moira goes to see her mother, and Adelaide decides on a costume for Halloween.
Ben gets an unexpected visitor and loses something valuable. Meanwhile, Vivien learns more about the house, and Moira begs Constance for release from the house.
While Ben goes back to Boston at the request of a person from his past, Violet and Vivien are terrorized by three intruders who know all about the house and the 1968 murders.
The Harmons--Ben, Vivien, and daughter Violet--move to Los Angeles and take up residence in a house rumored to be haunted, a house that has been the site of several ghastly murders. While Ben and Vivien deal with their strained relationship after Vivien's miscarriage and Ben's subsequent infidelity, Violet gets into fights at school and befriends one of her father's teenage psychiatric patients. Unknown to them, the house's ghostly residents have their own plans.