American Horror Story: Delicate parents guide: Put your raccoon baby to bed before watching this one

With the second half of American Horror Story: Delicate premiering tonight, we take a look at whether it's suitable for kids. Spoiler alert: it's not!

American Horror Story: Delicate -- Pictured: Kim Kardashian as Siobhan Corbyn. CR: Eric Liebowitz/FX
American Horror Story: Delicate -- Pictured: Kim Kardashian as Siobhan Corbyn. CR: Eric Liebowitz/FX /
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When it comes to horror, you can count on American Horror Story to keep you up all night. American Horror Story: Delicate Part 2 premieres on Wednesday, April 3, and this is definitely not for kids. But hey, let's break down why the show is not for kids, anyway!

The first half of the season aired in the fall. It had to be split in two parts (the first time for the series) due to the strike action which caused delays for many shows across broadcast networks and streamers.

It’s also the first season of Ryan Murphy’s show which is based on a book, Delicate Condition, by Danielle Valentine. This season of the anthology horror series sees a woman who is desperate to have a baby, but as she goes through treatments, she feels like someone is trying to stop her in any way possible.

American Horror Story: Delicate parents guide: Explaining the TV-MA rating

This is most definitely not a series for children or teenagers. The first couple of seasons of the anthology series could have worked for older teenagers. But each season got progressively more violent and added more sex and nudity, so it earns its TV-MA rating.

Sex & nudity: There are a lot of graphic nudity and clear sex scenes throughout this series. Just one instance involves a woman having fingers forced inside her to the point of pain. Kim Kardashian has one clothes-on sex scene in the first part, and there are implications of sexual content throughout. While this is still by cable standards so there's no full-frontal nudity, American Horror Story has been known to throw in a butt or two, so watch out.

Violence & gore: If you know American Horror Story, you know that the violence and gore are the main reasons for the TV-MA rating. There is a lot of it throughout this season, and it’s clear that there is much more to come. On the milder side of things -- and we say that generously -- there are scenes where dead animals are placed in bassinets (shout out to dead raccoon baby, you will always be famous) and we see a character’s gums bleed profusely. There are times that Murphy’s shows are viewed as “torture porn,” and American Horror Story: Delicate certainly toes the line with that one. Again, this is a season about a tortured pregnancy, with all the body horror that implies.

Language: It’s horror, it’s on FX, and it’s a TV-MA series. There is a lot of crude language throughout the season. The only word I haven’t heard mention is the C-word. The F-bomb is dropped multiple times, particularly from Kim Kardashian's foul-mouthed publicist.

Alcohol & drugs: Yes, there is a lot of drinking and drug use shown throughout the series. One character seems to be making poisonous drinks for another character throughout the first five episodes of the series, so not all characters even know they’re taking drugs.

Overall verdict: Who is American Horror Story: Delicate appropriate for?

This is not a series to put on when any of the kids are up. This is even on the gruesome side for older teenagers. Stick to watching American Horror Story: Delicate when everyone else has gone to bed.

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American Horror Story: Delicate airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.