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American Horror Story Season 5

American Horror Story Season 5


John Lowe, a homicide investigator, links a string of gruesome killings to the posh Cortez Hotel in downtown Los Angeles and some of its notorious occupants. In addition to the clothing that fashion magnate Will Drake provided, it is also home to two international sisters who have recently arrived in Los Angeles.

air date

October. 07,2015

production companies

20th Century Fox Television, Ryan Murphy Productions, 20th Television

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American Horror Story Season 5 Episode Guide

Checking In

S5 E1 Checking In

Oct. 07,2015

Detective and family man John Lowe investigates a chain of gruesome murders in Los Angeles. A mysterious tip points him to the enigmatic Hotel Cortez.

Chutes and Ladders

S5 E2 Chutes and Ladders

Oct. 14,2015

Fashion mogul Will Drake brings couture to the Hotel Cortez. A model catches The Countess's eye. John learns about the hotel's sadistic first owner.


S5 E3 Mommy

Oct. 21,2015

Alex is pushed to her breaking point after Scarlett stirs up memories of Holden. Donovan is targeted by a dangerous rival of The Countess.

Devil's Night

S5 E4 Devil's Night

Oct. 28,2015

John receives an invitation to attend an exclusive Devil's Night Soiree. Alex tries to diagnose Holden's strange condition.

Room Service

S5 E5 Room Service

Nov. 04,2015

Alex uses an unconventional treatment to save a dying patient. A Halloween-hating couple tests Iris’s limits.

Room 33

S5 E6 Room 33

Nov. 11,2015

Ramona and Donovan enact their plan for revenge. Liz Taylor finds true love. The resident of Room 33 is revealed.


S5 E7 Flicker

Nov. 18,2015

Will Drake’s renovations uncover one of the Hotel’s greatest secrets. John undergoes psychiatric evaluation. The Countess learns the fate of her first love.

The Ten Commandments Killer

S5 E8 The Ten Commandments Killer

Dec. 02,2015

John closes in on The Ten Commandments Killer. Sally’s arrangement with March is revealed.

She Wants Revenge

S5 E9 She Wants Revenge

Dec. 09,2015

The Countess is reunited with her one true love. Donovan and Ramona take another stab at revenge. A careless decision lands Alex in hot water.

She Gets Revenge

S5 E10 She Gets Revenge

Dec. 16,2015

Alex enlists John's help to contain an outbreak. Donovan learns the Countess' true intentions. Liz and Iris plan to leave the hotel for good.

Battle Royale

S5 E11 Battle Royale

Jan. 06,2016

Ramona draws vitality from an unlikely source. Sally uses her past to negotiate her future. Scarlett learns the truth of her family's affliction.

Be Our Guest

S5 E12 Be Our Guest

Jan. 13,2016

Iris and Liz oversee a new era at the Cortez. John and Alex struggle to adapt to life outside the hotel.

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Cast of American Horror Story Season 5

Russell Tovey

Patrick Read

Joe Mantello

Gino Barelli

Billie Lourd

Hannah Wells

Denis O'Hare


Charlie Carver

Adam Carpenter

Leslie Grossman

Barbara Read

Sandra Bernhard


Isaac Powell

Theo Graves

Zachary Quinto


Patti LuPone

Kathy Pizazz