Monday, December 1, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Screening Format: NETFLIX (42 mins)

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Writer: Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk

Starring: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters

American Horror Story is an anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, and a freak show.

American Horror Story: Asylum is the second season of the American FX horror television series American Horror Story, created by Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy. It originally aired from October 17, 2012 to January 23, 2013. The premise of the second season marked a departure from that of the series' first season, featuring all new characters and a new location, thus marking American Horror Story as an anthology series at the time.

The season begins in 1964 at the fictional mental institution, Briarcliff Manor, following the stories of the staff and inmates who occupy it, and intercuts with events in the past and present.

We were joined for a screening of the episode Asylum: I am Anne Frank: Part 2 (episode 5), which was followed by a Q&A with Executive Producer and UCSB alum Dante Di Loreto.

American Horror Story Asylum Season 2 Trailer

Dante Di Loreto is an American film and television producer most notable for executive producing Glee and American Horror Story. He is a two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner and for his work on Temple Grandin and The Normal Heart. He has also won a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on My Louisiana Sky. He currently is the President of Ryan Murphy Television.