Scary Monsters and Super Freaks: The All-Stars of 'American Horror Story'

As the fourth season of the popular TV horror anthology premieres, it's time to bone up on the show's returning players and MVPs

Ryan Murphy
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Ryan Murphy at the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California on June 19th, 2014. Kevin Winter/Getty1/13

Ryan Murphy

Showrunner, Seasons 1-4

The man whose twisted mind has brought you the haunted mansions, insane asylums and bitchy witches of the past few American Horror Story seasons, Ryan Murphy has managed to do for TV horror anthologies what he did for high school musicals (Glee) and surgical melodramas (Nip/Tuck): reinvent and reinvigorate a form you thought was well beyond the rigor mortis stage. We have no freakin' idea what he has in store for us regarding the new AHS season's "Freakshow" storyline — but we are sure it will scare the beejesus out of us several times over. We're ready. 

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