History Headscratchers / AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse

27th Dec '15 4:40:38 PM justme13
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* In "Afterbirth", we see the Harmons and Moira celebrating Christmas together, with a tree and lights. Since [[spoiler: all of them are dead, and presumably unable to hold regular jobs]], who is paying the electric bill?

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* In "Afterbirth", we see the Harmons and Moira celebrating Christmas together, with a tree and lights. Since [[spoiler: all of them are dead, and presumably unable to hold regular jobs]], who is paying the electric bill?bill?
** They work online maybe?
18th Nov '15 1:09:59 PM Sultanbruno
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*** In season 5, we see that there are also numerous ghosts inhabiting the Hotel Cortez, which has a similar history in that a very large number of people have been killed brutally there. Therefore, further credence is lent to the theory that places where a lot of suffering and pain has happened can acquire the metaphysical property of trapping spirits of people who have died there.
4th Oct '15 7:41:09 PM nombretomado
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** It seems like she's able to go to [[FateWorseThanDeath Constance's House]] at least, as well as off the premises to visit her mother, at least on Samhain. This Troper assumes it works something like the BeingHuman 'verse, in that ghosts can leave the house but don't necessarily like it. Besides, they could just be in an unoccupied room whenever they want to remain unnoticed. Or in the basement, that place seems like there's enough scary nooks and cranny to hold a whole rumpus of phantoms.

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** It seems like she's able to go to [[FateWorseThanDeath Constance's House]] at least, as well as off the premises to visit her mother, at least on Samhain. This Troper assumes it works something like the BeingHuman Series/{{Being Human|UK}} 'verse, in that ghosts can leave the house but don't necessarily like it. Besides, they could just be in an unoccupied room whenever they want to remain unnoticed. Or in the basement, that place seems like there's enough scary nooks and cranny to hold a whole rumpus of phantoms.
19th May '15 2:39:10 PM PersonalPOV
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*** They showed it; she appeared to them as Old Moira, which puts a chink in her sexist explanation.
13th Feb '15 6:53:39 PM missviolet
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** Violet was born or about to be around the time Tate went on his spree. So maybe Ben was more focused on that than a news story from across the country.
16th Jan '15 5:58:50 AM Iktomi
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** None of the ghosts that explicitly hate Constance are capable of murder, only a few ghosts are killers. When she finally does piss off a killer ghost (Hayden, in the finale) she explicitly says that she's never setting foot in the house again.
3rd Jan '15 8:57:18 AM Sultanbruno
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** Aside from the spirits inhabiting the house, we have also seen the ghosts of the victims from the Westfield High massacre (who might be bound to the school building when it's not Halloween) and Billie Dean's story suggests that the Roanoke colony became similarly haunted after the settlers there were all killed. Therefore, it is possible that any place that has seen a significant amount of suffering and death in a very short time is susceptible to becoming haunted/cursed in the same manner as the Murder House.
13th Nov '14 7:06:25 AM Illuminatus
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** At the risk of sounding callous, this stuff can fade into the background, especially if the shooter dies (as Tate did). To take one example, it is November 2014 as of writing, and the Washington Navy Yard massacre was over a year ago. How many people do you think could name the shooter or identify him? Especially those who lived across the country at the time, as the Harmons did.
28th Aug '14 7:07:38 PM Googolplex20
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*How does Ben (and probably a whole lot of other people) not know who Tate is and what he's done? A shooting like the one he carried out at Westfield High (Which Ben is certainly old enough to remember) would surely bring national attention, and Tate's picture would be all over every major new outlet for the next few months. It's like a psychologist moving to Littleton, Colorado, and then being completely un-phased when he starts having sessions with a kid named Eric Harris who has fantasies about murdering his classmates. Just doesn't seem likely everyone could remain oblivious to Tate's true identity for so long.
18th May '14 10:34:32 AM thespian4ever7
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***** They may have been having a private celebration elsewhere, or just hadn't come downstairs to join the fun yet.


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** It might have to do with the emotional stress involved. She ''knows'' something's wrong with that house. She's seen history repeat itself more than once. Making money or not, selling a house to people who you know in your heart are likely doomed to die or go insane could weigh heavily on one. Yes, Marcy isn't the nicest woman, but that could chafe at one pretty badly.
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