American Horror Story finale cut to 90 minutes

Ryan Murphy says that the episode is “very satisfying and deeply unsettling”

The eagerly awaited finale of the first season of jaw-dropping, exploitative taboo-fest American Horror Story has been cut from two hours to 90 minutes, in order for the episode to meet its post-production deadlines – which considering work began on the series in May 2011 and it was picked up in June, and the first season is still being shot, is entirely appropriate.

Talking to Entertainment Weekly about the finale, co-creator Ryan Murphy said, “I’m very proud of it. I think it’s very satisfying and also deeply unsettling. It’s both terrifyingly bleak and oddly uplifting. I think when people see it, it will be clear what the second season will be about. I hope so anyway.”

The American Horror Story Season One finale is airing December 21 on FX in the US, and probably quite a bit later on FX in the UK.