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How to watch American Horror Stories season 2 online: Release date and time

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When you watch American Horror Stories season 2 online, you may never know what you're going to get. Yes, horror TV master Ryan Murphy and his gang are back for a second set of the anthology series spin-off that delivers a new fright each week. 

American Horror Stories season 2 online release date and time

When: American Horror Stories season 2 drops at 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT on Thursday (July 21).
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Denis O'Hare, who has been in six previous AHS seasons, is back in episode 1, the creepily titled "Dollhouse." Yes, we may be free of these marionettes by the end of the first week. 

Also returning is Cody Fern, who will appear in episode 2 ("Milkmaids"), after last being seen in "Feral" in season 1. 

One of the more exciting appearances this season is a debut: Gabourey Sidibe (Precious, Antelebellum), who was previously only in the big American Horror Story seasons "Coven," "Apocalypse" and "Freak Show." She arrives in the third episode, which also features Max Greenfield.

All that said? Episode 5 is titled "Bloody Mary," and so we're more than amped to hear that Murphy & Co. are tackling that horror story.

Below, we've got everything you need to watch American Horror Stories online. Check out the trailer, where we get a glimpse of the dollhouse, some stitches and much more.

How to watch American Horror Stories season 2 in the US

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You've got only one way to watch American Horror Stories season 2 in the U.S., on Hulu. There, it debuts online on Thursday (July 21) at 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT. 

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American Horror Stories is just one of many great shows and movies streaming on Hulu (opens in new tab). In addition to next-day airings of current TV shows and library content from FX, Hulu offers acclaimed original series and movies like Fire Island, The Dropout, The Girl From Plainville and more.

Can you watch American Horror Stories in the UK, Canada and Australia?

This is the complicated part. Hulu isn't available internationally, but the Disney Plus Star Channel will deliver this new season outside of the U.S.

The only problem is that no release date is officially announced.

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Disney Plus (opens in new tab) gives you access to the entire Disney vault of classics like Frozen, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast as well as newer hits like The Mandalorian, Loki and more. 

Next: Deadpool and Logan are coming to Disney Plus — as the first R-rated movies there. The Nope reviews are a mixed bag so far.

Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.