American Horror Story

American Horror Story (2011)

10 mistakes in season 4

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Curtain Call - S4-E13

Revealing mistake: When Elsa is waiting in the lobby, she's wearing a dress which shows her normal, not wooden legs. It's very apparent when she is crying on the floor.

Edward Mordrake: Part 1 - S4-E3

Deliberate mistake: After Elsa kicks Bette and Dot off the stage, Elsa looks at the sheet of music on the stand and you see the name of the song 'Criminal' and it also states it's by Fiona Apple which is true, but this season is set in 1952, and Criminal wasn't released until 1996.

Trystan Abbott

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Suggested correction: Not technically a mistake; unlike regular twins, conjoined twins are always identical in appearance, contrary to what movies/TV suggest. This could easily include mole patterns.

I looked up "conjoined twins" on Google images, and there are numerous photos of conjoined twins having freckles and moles in different spots. Notably on the Hensel twins, Brittany has a mole on her chin, but Abby does not. This disproves your suggestion that conjoined twins are always identical in appearance and could have identical mole patterns.

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Do you have a source to prove this?

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Blood Bath - S4-E8

Revealing mistake: Elsa's legs are supposed to be wooden prosthetics, but when she walks away from Ethel, who's holding a gun at her, it cuts to a shot of Jessica's calves which bend slightly as she walks. (00:00:14)

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Edward Mordrake: Part 1 - S4-E3

Factual error: During the Bette and Dot surgery dream, we see the bone saw machine brought in and it says "Easymatic 300." In actuality, the machine is the power source for an X-Ray machine and wasn't produced until the early 1980s, while the season takes place in the early 1950s.


Curtain Call - S4-E13

Other mistake: When Dandy goes on his shooting spree, the pistol he uses holds 9 rounds. When Jimmy returns to find everyone dead inside the main tent, there are 11 dead bodies laid out.

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Show Stoppers - S4-E12

Trivia: They pay homage to the original 1932 movie Freaks. In Freaks, Cleopatra gets mutilated and turned into a tarred and feathered bird for visitors to gawk at in terror. Hercules gets viciously attacked under the carnival vehicle. In this episode, Stanley gets cornered by all the freaks under the carnival vehicle and gets viciously attacked and mutilated to resemble Meep (a feathered freak who was killed by the cops in an earlier episode).

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