Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that American Horror Story's content is designed to shock, and parents should expect a variety of scary, disturbing, and graphic scenes that include strong language, sexual content, and violence. Audible swearing ranges from "s--t" to "c--ksucker," and scenes of sex and masturbation including partial nudity (mostly buttocks), as well as bondage, adultery, sexual violence, and more. There are also sudden and shocking incidents involving blood, and both real and supernatural violence. Teen characters smoke cigarettes and use drugs, too, in addition to swearing regularly in front of their parents.
Teens make references to sex and being sexually active. Adult characters also engage in sometimes disturbing sex that includes fantasy rape, masturbation, and some partial nudity (bare buttocks, etc.).
Violent scenes are both sudden and shocking, with both real and fantastical elements. Visuals include bullying with physical violence, bloody stabbings, dead bodies, and shots of self-mutilation scars. A late-term miscarriage is also described in detail, and a teen openly admits that he kills people and feels no remorse.
Frequent use of unbleeped "s--t" in many forms -- from "s--thead" to "bulls--t." Also audible: "c--ksucker," "p---y," "d--k," "bitch," "coke whore," etc. Teen characters swear around their parents.
A recurring theme is that the earthly life is full of everyday horrors, including adultery, drug use, self-mutilation, and more.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Both teen and adult characters smoke cigarettes, and certain teens are known to use illegal drugs like cocaine. There's some drinking, too.