Margaret Booth
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Margaret Booth
Franchise: American Horror Story
Notability: Antagonist
Type: Camp counselor
Business owner
Gender: Female
Location: Camp Redwood, California
Known relatives: Trevor Kirchner (husband; deceased)
Status: Deceased
1st appearance: "Camp Redwood"
Final: "Final Girl"
Actor: Leslie Grossman

Margaret Booth is a fictional business owner, serial killer and one of the main antagonists featured in season nine of the FX Network television series American Horror Story, subtitled "1984". She was played by actress Leslie Grossman.

Biography Edit

Margaret Booth was a former camp counselor and later a business owner. She worked at Camp Redwood in 1970 as a counselor and was present when Benjamin Richter, aka "Mr. Jingles", went on his murder spree.

Margaret was gravely injured during Richter's attack, and he took her left ear as a souvenir. However, Margaret did not die. As she laid bleeding, she believed that she saw a great light and that it was Jesus urging her to live on. When Richter was eventually captured, Margaret was the star witness at his trial, which ultimately had him sent away to a psychiatric hospital.

As she got older, Margaret married a man named Walter Booth. She continued to hold strong Christian values and associated with like-minded booth such as Charles Keating and his anti-pornography organization.

When Walter Booth died, Margaret used his money to purchase Camp Redwood. It was her intent to fix it up and reopen it as a positive place for children to congregate during the summer.

By the summer of 1984, Camp Redwood was just about ready to re-open. Margaret hired several staff members including a chef named Bertie who also worked at the camp during the 1970 massacre. She hired Trevor Kirchner as an activities director, a nurse named Rita, and five camp counselors named Brooke Thompson, Montana Duke, Chet Clancy, Xavier Plympton, Ray Powell. [1]

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • There were nine people in total who were killed at the original 1970 massacre at Camp Redwood.
  • Margaret Booth was friends with anti-pornography advocate Charles Keating, and was present during the protests against Hustler magazine founder, Larry Flynt.
  • Margaret Booth is missing her left ear.

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