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Halloween: Part 1 

Two of the house's previous residents, interior designers Chad and Patrick, give the Harmons decorating advice.


David Semel


Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan McDermott ... Dr. Ben Harmon
Connie Britton ... Vivien Harmon
Evan Peters ... Tate Langdon
Taissa Farmiga ... Violet Harmon
Denis O'Hare ... Larry Harvey
Jessica Lange ... Constance Langdon
Kate Mara ... Hayden McClaine
Zachary Quinto ... Chad Warwick
Frances Conroy ... Moira O'Hara
Lily Rabe ... Nora Montgomery
Matt Ross ... Dr. Charles Montgomery
Christine Estabrook ... Marcy
Jamie Brewer ... Adelaide 'Addy' Langdon
Teddy Sears ... Patrick
Michael Graziadei ... Travis Wanderly


A flashback to to 2010 shows the previous owners of the house, Chad and Patrick, who are attacked by the man in the rubber suit. In the present day, it's Halloween and Vivien and Ben are getting little interest in the house. Their real estate agent, Marcy, suggests they hire a fluffer, someone who can give the house a little something extra. Tate tells Violet about the abortionist and his wife, Charles and Nora Montgomery, whose baby was kidnapped and murdered by a boyfriend seeking revenge. Addie wants to dress as a pretty girl for her trick or treating but tragedy ensues. Vivien realizes that Ben has been in touch with his ex-girlfriend in Boston. When she suffers severe abdominal cramps Ben rushes her to the hospital where a scan reveals her to be in an advanced state of pregnancy and not the few weeks she thought. While they're away, Larry Harvey shows up at the house demanding his money. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

26 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Chad's (Zachary Quinto) reference to unleashing his and his partner's inner "George and Martha" is a reference to the quarreling couple in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). See more »


Nora Montgomery receives the "eye for an eye" phone call. The caller hangs up and we hear a dial tone. However, the time period is supposed to be the 1920's, dial tone was not introduced until the 1940's. See more »


Ben Harmon: Stay here and don't open the door!
Violet Harmon: Not open the door? But it's Halloween!
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References Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) See more »


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Guess Who Is Knocking the Door?
13 April 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Ben and Vivien have a meeting with the real estate agent Marcy to sell the house and she proposes the couple to hire an interior design to improve the house and they agree to hire the gay professionals Chad and Patrick, who were killed in 2010. Constance has a discussion with Addy since she is flirting with Constance's lover Travis. Ben stumbles upon Larry that blackmails him for killing and burying Hayden under the gazebo asking for one-thousand dollars and he hits the guy. While carving pumpkins, Chad suggests the removal of the gazebo to Ben and tells Vivien to check the phone bills to find the numbers received by Ben's phone. Violet meets Tate, who convinced Ben to be his patient, in the basement and they have a date. Vivien has an argument with Ben since she found Hayden's number in his bill. Addy tries to join a group of teenage girls in the Halloween and is hit by a car. Vivien fires the gays and they have an argument; Vivien does not feel well and she goes with Ben to the hospital. Meanwhile Larry knocks at the door requesting money and Violet contacts her parents. They return home and when Ben opens the door, he has a surprise.

"Halloween Part 1" is the sequel of the saga of Ben, Vivien and Violet in the murder house and their ghosts. There are intriguing sub-plots such as the encounter of Moira and her mother with the revelation that she cannot go with her mother or the romance of Violet with the mysterious Tate. The conclusion of the episode is scary. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Halloween: Part 1"

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