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“American Horror Story: Hotel” Inspired By Elise Lam’s Bizarre True Story



It’s “American Horror Story” day, apparently, as we shared fresh casting, and news of “American Horror Story: Hotel’s” October 7th premiere date.

We had previously guessed three theories about the plot for “American Horror Story: Hotel”, which included H.H. Holmes, Theory: The Garden of Allah! and the more recent Cecil Hotel Theory.

It looks as if we nailed one right on the nose!

Co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck, along with the cast, offered up details Friday at FX’s Television Critics Assn. press tour, and Variety shares the scoop.

Murphy said that the “Hotel” idea was inspired by a surveillance video from a Los Angeles-based hotel that surfaced two years ago. The footage showed a girl – Elise Lam – in an elevator who ended up dead.

“It is called ‘Hotel’ and it’s set in a hotel,” Murphy said, disclosing that the hotel will be set in downtown L.A. “We deal with a lot of American horrors, [including] addiction.”

Lady Gaga will play the owner of the haunted hotel.

“AHS” vet Sarah Paulson will play an addict who she describes as “quite dark,” “vile” and “nasty.”

“I think she’s sexy. She’s a drug addict — not that drug addicts are sexy, but this girl happened to be quite sexy,” Paulson added. “She’s unlike anything I’ve done on the show. Really, unlike anything I’ve done anywhere.”

The full cast includes: Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bentley, and Cheyenne Jackson.

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