We all know that Murphy is a fan of the horror genre and knows a lot about it.
In television, there are always a collection of shows related to horror. And to some extent, the FX show “ American Horror Story” has done that. Today the show has become one of the longest-running shows in history with nine seasons. And the reason behind the success is the ever-brilliant imagination of Ryan Murphy.
Murphy’s Journey to become a powerhouse in Hollywood
Over the years, Ryan Murphy, whose new show, Hollywood currently running on Netflix, has written, directed, produced, and created a variety of television shows and films. Some of his popular works include Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, and 9-1-1. He has won six Primetime Emmys and a Tony Award.
Ryan is always working on numerous projects at once, and almost all are successful. He recently left Fox last year and moved to Netflix by making a big deal with them that was the largest in the streaming service’s history
Let’s have a journey towards the American Horror Story based on several real events and historical figures.
Creepy Real-Life Events That Inspired American Horror Story-
In American Horror Stroy, You will be surprised to know that season 1 of American Horror Story Murder House is based on true crime from 1966 that makes you nightmares and shivers.
The Nurse Death
Do you remember the dead nurses who were stabbed and drowned in Season 1 of Murder House? It’s a true incident in 1966 a man named Richard Speck broke into a Chicago student nurse dormitory and raped, tortured, and killed eight of the poor nurses. Although he escaped after the crime, he was caught and sentenced to life imprisonment, died from a heart attack in prison.
The Black Dahlia
You may remember the character Black Dalia in Murder House. It was again based on the true story of an aspiring actress nicknamed Black Dalia, who was brutally murdered in Los Angeles, California, her body was cut in severely mutilated. Her body was found in a vacant lot near Leimert Park on January 15, 1947.
Tate Langdon’s Mass Shooting
Another character that mirrors a real-life in Murder House is Tate who commits a mass shooting at his high school in 1994 against who bullied him. Remember how he asked him if she believes in God before killing her? The same happens in real-life at Columbine High School in Littleton on April 20, 1999. The incident took place between two teens who went on a shooting spree, killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others, before turning their guns on themselves and committing suicide. The same way the shooter asked a victim if she too, believed in God before taking her life.
A Sylum ASH Season 2- Asylum was inspired by several real people and places. A chillingly true story.
Doctor ( Asylum) – Arden
It is difficult to forget Dr, Arden from American Horror Story. It’s hard to believe that his real-life counterpart was perhaps a lot more horrific! The Asylum’s deranged German doctor is based on SS officer Josef Manglele was a camp doctor during the Nazi persecution in which the German Jews were persecuted during the Nais seizure of power. Here in camps like Auschwitz Josef Manglelle was the doctor who torture Jewish, Gypsy, and many other children who were put into pressure chambers. These patients were tested with drugs, castrated, frozen to death, and exposed to various other traumas. Far worse than what we saw in AHS!
Coven’s Witches The Third Season Of The FX Horror Anthology. The Season Focuses On The Oppression Of Witches.
The Voodoo Queen ( Coven)
Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau between the 1820s and 1860s was a hairdresser and a black magic performer as in the show. In real Marie, the voodoo queen was a black priestless of astounding beauty. Rumors of her magical abilities were so persistent that visitors visited her grave to leave tokens in exchange for small requests.
Papa Legba (Coven)
Even Papa Legba is based on a “true” person. As per the voodoo culture, these Coven characters apparently very real and scary. Based on beliefs he is the intermediary between the living and the dead, just like he was in AHS!
American Horror Story season 5, Hotel, took inspiration from the Cecil Hotel in Los Angles, where many real-life had a dreadful end.
The Countess (Hotel)
The Countless’ character is based on a frightening legend named Elizabeth Bathory. Bathory was born in Transylvania in 1560, at the age of 15 she was married to Count Nadady, and to please his wife, her husband reportedly built a torture chamber to her specifications. Her torture included jamming pins and needles under the fingernails of her servant girls and even bathed in their blood in an attempt to stay young.