American Horror Story - Murder House, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

Vivien and Violet get caught in a dangerous situation strangely similar to one from the house's past. Meanwhile, Ben returns to Boston to put an end to a dark chapter in his life. But first, he sees a patient who has nightmares about being cut in half. He also refuses to treat Tate anymore because of the teen's feelings for Violet.


Connie Britton
as Vivien Harmon
Dylan McDermott
as Ben Harmon
Jessica Lange
as Constance
Denis O'Hare
as Larry Harvey
Taissa Farmiga
as Violet Harmon
Evan Peters
as Tate Langdon
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Moira (Junior)
Jamie Brewer
as Adelaide
Kate Mara
as Hayden
Jamie Harris
as Franklin
Kyle Davis
as Dallas
Scott Lawrence
as Det. Webb
Drew Powell
as Det. Collier
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Critic reviews for Home Invasion

It's tough to turn a haunted house story into a serial, when the homeowners are so thin and sleep-inducing as characters that you're kind of hoping the house does them in.

August 30, 2016 | Full Review…

There's a lot of style with AHS, both visually and aurally, and I think that they've been able to match the style with substance: great cast, great acting, interesting scripts, and a lot of potential down the road.

August 30, 2016 | Full Review…

"Home Invasion" was such a pleasant, twisted surprise because it actually was able to blend together the past estate atrocities with a real-life traumatic incident.

August 30, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

This was a major improvement over the premiere. It was frightening, but also grounded.

August 30, 2016 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

"Home Invasion" continued American Horror Story's storytelling m.o. of building stories out of pieces and planks of other horror stories. The fusion can be very clever.

August 30, 2016 | Full Review…

It's worth noting, in an episode that including an abortion, a graphic stabbing, an evil cupcake, and Jessica Lange seducing Vincent Gallo, that I felt most uncomfortable on behalf of the writers. Where can they possibly go from here?

August 30, 2016 | Full Review…

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