"Camp Redwood"
Series American Horror Story
Season "1984", Episode 1
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Air date September 18th, 2019
Writers Ryan Murphy; Brad Falchuk
Director Bradley Buecker
Producers Jay Beattie; Bradley Buecker; Dan Dworkin; Lou Eyrich; Brad Falchuk; John J. Gray; Joshua Green; Eryn Krueger Mekash; Crystal Liu; Alexis Martin Woodall; Tim Minear; Ryan Murphy; Todd Nenninger; Adam Penn; Crystal Whelan; James Wong; Melissa Wylie
Starring Emma Roberts; Billie Lourd; Leslie Grossman; Cody Fern; Matthew Morrison; Gus Kenworthy; John Carroll Lynch; Angelica Ross; Zach Villa
Episode guide
"Apocalypse Then"
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"Camp Redwood" is the first episode of season nine of the television series American Horror Story. This season carries the subtitle banner of "1984". It is the ninety-fifth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Bradley Buecker with a script written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. It first aired on the FX Network on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 10:00 pm.

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  • American Horror Story was created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. It is a seasonal anthology series that takes place within a shared continuity. Though each season is a self-contained storyline, the show recycles many of the same actors in different roles from season to season.
  • This series is rated TV-MA. It contains strong language, graphic violence and nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • This episode is production code number 9ATS01.
  • The original Camp Redwood massacre scenes take place in 1970. The remainder of the episode takes place in 1984.

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  • This entire season is intended as an homage to other campground massacre films, most notably the Friday the 13th film series, and others like it including Sleepaway Camp.
  • The title of this episode is taken from Camp Redwood, which is the primary setting for this episode.
  • Richard Ramirez was an American serial killer, rapist, and burglar. His highly publicized home invasion crime spree terrorized the residents of the greater Los Angeles area, and later the residents of the San Francisco area, from June 1984 until August 1985. Prior to his capture, Ramirez was dubbed the "Night Stalker" by the news media.
  • The ghost of Richard Ramirez was one of the spiritual guests of the Hotel Cortez in the season five storyline, "Hotel". In that season, the older Ramirez was played by actor Anthony Ruivivar.
  • Margaret Booth makes reference to Larry Flynt in this episode. Larry Flynt is a first ammendment activist and the founder of Hustler magazine. Considered a pornographer, he came under heavy opposition in the 1970s. Flynt was shot and partially partalyzed by a gunman in Gwinnett County, Georgia on March 6th, 1978. His career was documented in the 1996 film The People vs. Larry Flynt and the role was played by actor Woody Harrelson.
  • Margaret Booth notes that she was once friends with Charles Keating. Among other things, Charles Keating was an anti-pornography activist who founded the Citizens for Descent Literature organization.
  • Montana Duke makes reference to Justine Bateman in this episode. Justine Bateman is an American film and television actress. She is best known for playing the role of Mallory Keaton on the NBC sitcom series Family Ties. She is also known for playing Carla in the 1995 remake of A Bucket of Blood, and Andrea in the 2007 film Hybrid.

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  • Brooke Thompson: I heard serial killers become more active in the summer months when it's hot.

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