"American Horror Story" has always had a reputation for hiring big talents to do weird stuff. Here's a round-up of the stars we now associate with horrific murders, decapitations, mutations and torture -- and the acting gigs they had before. 

Liane Bonin Starr is an author, screenwriter and former writer for EW.com. Her byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Variety and a lot of other places. Her last book was called "a scandalously catty, guilty pleasure" by Jane magazine. Expect the same from Starr Raving.