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'AHS 1984' Is Based on the Terrifying Real-Life Killing Spree of Serial Killer Richard Ramirez

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Though every season of American Horror Story is incredibly creepy in its own right, there's something much scarier about knowing that this season was inspired by real crimes. American Horror Story: 1984 is the ninth installment in the anthology series, and the '80s vibe on the show extends far beyond the fun costumes and hair gel. 

This season is inspired by some of the most infamous '80s slayings, and we're completely creeped out. Is AHS: 1984 a true story? Details on the serial killer that influenced the season's plot, and the actor that portrays him.