By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES ( - Ryan Murphy might receive the
lion's share of credit for "American Horror Story's" spooky
allure, but his is not the only vision that makes the creepy FX
drama a favorite of chill-seeking TV viewers.

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon has brought his eye for spine-tingling
detail to "AHS" as a director of a dozen episodes, including
numerous entries for its most recent iteration, "Coven."

The director scored two Emmy nominations for his work on the
show this year, including an Outstanding Directing nod for
helming the Season 3 premiere episode, "Bitchcraft." Gomez-Rejon
spoke to TheWrap about the white-knuckle experience of filming
the Season 3 finale, his shocking binge-watching habits, and how
Stevie Nicks made death-by-drowning seem like a touching

TheWrap: What was the toughest thing you had to do this

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon: Finishing the last episode of the
"Coven" season, "The Seven Wonders," was definitely the toughest