|"Massacres and Matinees"|
Season Freak Show, Episode 2
|Airdate||October 15th, 2014|
|Producer||Brad Falchuk; Tim Minear; Ryan Murphy; Jennifer Salt; Jessica Sharzer; Robert M. Williams, Jr.; James Wong|
|Starring||Sarah Paulson; Evan Peters; Michael Chiklis; Frances Conroy; Denis O'Hare; Emma Roberts; Finn Wittrock; Angela Bassett; Kathy Bates; Jessica Lange|
|Previous||"Monsters Among Us"|
|Next||"Edward Mordrake (Part 1)"|
"Massacres and Matinees" is the second episode of season four of the seasonal anthology series American Horror Story, which is branded under the subheading of "Freak Show". It is the fortieth episode of the series overall. The episode was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and written by Tim Minear. It first aired on the FX Network on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014.
Principal Cast Edit
|Sarah Paulson||Bette and Dot Tattler|
|Evan Peters||Jimmy Darling|
|Michael Chiklis||Dell Toledo|
|Frances Conroy||Gloria Mott|
|Denis O'Hare||Stanley |
|Emma Roberts||Maggie Esmerelda |
|Finn Wittrock||Dandy Mott|
|Angela Bassett||Desiree Dupree |
|Kathy Bates||Ethel Darling|
|Jessica Lange||Elsa Mars|
Guest Stars Edit
|John Carroll Lynch||Twisty the Clown|
|Skyler Samuels||Bonnie Lipton|
|Jyoti Amge||Ma Petite|
|Tony Bentley||Mister Hainey|
|Jamie Bernstein||Slimy greaser|
|Valerie Boucvalt||Woman in diner|
|Erica Curtis||Blonde waitress|
|Kathy Deitch||Young Ethel|
|Major Dodson||Corey Bachman|
|Levy Easterly||Diner manager|
|Erika Ervin||Amazon Eve|
|Andrew Farrier||Lavender John|
|Mat Fraser||Paul, the Illustrated Seal|
|Edward Gelhaus||Younger Dell|
|Zach Rogers||Lavender male|
|Zach Rogers||Lavender male|
|Rose Siggins||Legless Suzi|
|Billy Slaughter||Lavender male|
|Thomas Thomason||Burly inmate|
|Mariana Paola Vicente||Carol|
|Robert Walker Branchaud||Erickson|
|Meghan Wolfe||Girl in diner|
Uncredited cast Edit
Note: The following is taken from the full credits list for this entry on IMDB. As it is a website with user-submitted information, some of the data listed here, including character names may be inaccurate.
|Janet Lynn Carey||Lady reading newspaper|
|Cynthia LeBlanc||Freak show audience member|
|Elton LeBlanc||Freak show audience member|
|Kyle Pacek||Bass player|
|Drew Rin Varick||Toulouse|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- This episode is production code number: 4ATS02. 
- This episode had a viewership of 4.53 million people. 
- This is the twelfth episode of American Horror Story directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. It is his first episode from season four.
- This is the eighth episode of American Horror Story written by Tim Minear. It is his first episode from season four.
- Actors Denis O'Hare and Emma Roberts are both credited in this episode, but do not make an actual appearance.
- First appearance of Dell Toledo, who is played by actor Michael Chiklis.
- First appearance of Dora, who is played by actress and noted singer Patti LaBelle.
- First appearance of Desiree Dupree, who is played by actress Angela Bassett. Bassett also played Marie Laveau in season three, "Coven".
- Songs performed in this episode include "Dream a Little Dream of Me", originally recorded by Ella Fitzgerald and "Criminal" by Fiona Apple. They are both performed by Sarah Paulson in this episode. 
- There are no allusions available for this episode at this time. Be the first to add some! Just click on the edit tab under the section heading and start typing. An allusion is an incidental reference made to a character, person, event or other miscellaneous piece of media that can be found somewhere in the episode itself. In most cases, this refers to characters or events from previous episodes.
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- Pepper: Meat loaf. Meat loaf! Yeah! Meat loaf!
See also Edit
- American Horror Story
- American Horror Story images
- American Horror Story seasons
- American Horror Story episodes
- American Horror Story characters
- American Horror Story cast & crew
- American Horror Story miscellaneous
External Links Edit
- ↑ Credited, but does not appear in this episode.
- ↑ TV IV; American Horror Story, Season Four
- ↑ TV Rage.com; American Horror Story; "Massacres and Matinees"; Episode Info.
- ↑ Zap2it.com; TV by the Numbers; Wednesday Cable Ratings; October 16th, 2014.
- ↑ TV.com; American Horror Story; "Massacres and Matinees"; Notes.