American Horror Story: 40 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

American Horror Story is a television sensation that is absolutely sweeping the nation with its eerie, gruesome, and just plain weird concepts that we have all grown to love! We have all 40 of the most mind-blowing, unknown secrets that this program has to offer right here for your reading pleasure. From the premier season of Murder House all the way to Freak Show (sorry Hotel fans), we are here to present all the juicy gossip you never knew about your favorite thrilling show. Be sure to come back for parts two through four of our list, where we reveal the top 30 unknown secrets of American Horror Story! They are absolutely… horrific!

Number Forty: The Recurring Stars. If you have diligently kept up with this gruesome series, you have probably noticed a pattern in the casting decisions. The recurrence of these talented actors is partly what makes American Horror Story so endearing. However, of this recurrent cast, the only actors in the bunch to be featured in every season thus far are Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, and Sarah Paulson.

Number Thirty-Nine: The Murder House. Did the haunted home featured in Murder House ring a bell? It should! This is actually a real home by the name of the Rosenheim Mansion. It is made out to be haunted in the show, but actually has its own mysterious past as well.

Number Thirty-Eight: Another Appearance. If you don’t know it as a tourist attraction, maybe you will remember it from another series. The Rosenheim Mansion has become quite the filming spot, and was used to shoot other shows including the classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Number Thirty-Seven: These Creators Make Hits. If AHS hasn’t convinced you yet, the creators of this show really know what they are doing. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are renowned for their talents, and also created the hit television series Glee.

Number Thirty-Six: And They Even Hint to Each Other. Upon the creation of Asylum, Murphy and Falchuk decided to pay homage to their roots of Glee. If you have seen the musical outbreak of “The Name Game” in this season, you have probably already made the connection.

 Number Thirty-Five: The Lubed Rubber Man. One of the creepiest aspects of Murder House was seeing Evan Peters wrapped up as the Rubber Man. It didn’t look very fun to put on, and it really must not have been too easy for Peters. He had to lube himself up just to get inside of it.

Number Thirty-Four: Lambchop. Anyone remember the sweetest little doggie of the Harmon household in Murder House? Turns out, she has quite the acting reputation. By the name of Lambchop, this dog has appeared in many movies and shows, including Suburgatory. She missed quite a few shoots due to other roles, which is why she doesn’t appear in every episode.

Number Thirty-Three: Love Hate Relationship. Many viewers may have recognized the famous Evan Peters from his role in One Tree Hill. In the plot of this show, his love interest is played by an actress named Ashley Rickards. Or, as you may know her, Chloe, the girl murdered by Tate Langdon during his murderous high school rampage in the first season.

Number Thirty-Two: Murder of Legends. The AHS writers are either very dedicated Red Sox fans, or really despised the 1986 Boston line up. If you pay attention, you will notice that many of the teens killed in Murder House had the last names of a handful of the 1986 Boston Red Sox.

Number Thirty-One: The Perfect Couple. The celebrity dream couple, David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris, were due to play the part of the catty gay couple in the filming of Murder House. They refused the offer, as they had already played that part in A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas. However, the duo later performed with flying colors in Freak Show.