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Viewers receive “twice the terror” with this season of American Horror Story. Season 10 is divided into two different stories — “Red Tide” and “Death Valley.” The first adventure follows a struggling writer on his journey to greatness.

Here’s what we know about how many episodes are in Part 1 of American Horror Story: Double Feature.

Evan Peters as Austin Sommers in American Horror Story Season 10
Evan Peters as Austin Sommers in ‘American Horror Story’ Season 10 | Frank Ockenfels/FX

‘American Horror Story’ returns with its two-part season, ‘Double Feature’

Hot off of the heels of AHS:1984, this horror series is back with a new season and a new storytelling format. Season 10 of American Horror Story features two adventures for viewers, the first being “Red Tide.” The second half, debuting in the same season, is titled “Death Valley.” Together, they’re known as American Horror Story: Double Feature.

“It means two seasons for the fans airing in one calendar year,” Ryan Murphy clarified with an Instagram comment from March 2021. “So double the viewing pleasure. One set by the sea (this cast has already been announced). A second by the sand (that casting announcement coming).”

This season is separate from American Horror Stories, a spinoff that featured “contained stories,” telling a horror within each episode. This series also debuted in 2021, after the 2020 hiatus due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

“Red Tide” features returning cast members, including Finn Wittrock, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Billie Lourd, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman, Angelica Ross, and Frances Conroy. There are even some new faces, including Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin.

How many episodes are in ‘American Horror Story: Red Tide’

As seen during “Red Tide” talented people will do anything for their art. When one writer, his musical daughter, and his semi-talent wife travel to Massachusetts for a winter retreat/work opportunity, they didn’t expect to find such eclectic clientele living there full time.

The first and second episodes of American Horror Story’s 10th season debuted on Aug. 25. However, because season 10 is a “double feature,” “Red Tide” is one of the shortest stories told via American Horror Story. 

The first half of American Horror Story: Double Feature, titled “Red Tide” contains six episodes. The second half of this season, “Death Valley,” features four episodes. Some fans expect these stories to intertwine. However, nothing has been confirmed by Murphy or the television network FX.


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When does the finale of ‘American Horror Story: Red Tide’ premiere?

Each week this fall is filled with new horrors. Episodes of American Horror Story premiere weekly on the television network, FX.

As a result, some fans expect the final episode of Part 1, “Winter Kills,” to debut on Sept. 22. Although new episodes debut weekly, once they are released, they are available for streaming exclusively on the subscription service, Hulu, on the following day. 

Already released seasons of American Horror Story are available for streaming on both Hulu and Netflix. However, new episodes of American Horror Story: Double Feature debut weekly on FX and FX on Hulu.