Television's most reliable source for murder and mayhem, American Horror Story has delivered consistently terrifying nightmare fuel more than six seasons now. With so much content for TV viewers to choose from, it's not easy to stand out, but Ryan Murphy, FX, and a cast of repeat and new actors have all managed to create squirm-inducing, spit-take demanding, holy-crap-on-a-cupcake moments of crazy cinematic television bliss year after year.
The FX horror series has become a force on television and is certainly one of the creepiest TV shows of all time. With Jessica Lange, Connie Britton, Evan Peters, and Sarah Paulson bringing the show's creepy characters to life, few TV shows have the ability to get quite as crazy and out there as AHS.Set in a multitude of creepy settings, each season has been unique, but equally twisted. Between Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, Roanoke, and now Cult, picking favorite moments from the show is no easy feat. Here are a few of the show's scenes that had viewers gasping, cringing, recoiling, and screaming. Relive them, if you dare.
Violet Makes a Somewhat Shocking Discovery
Violet Harmon experienced a YA-grade romance with ghost-hunk Tate, but it was the revelation of her true fate that came as a notable shocker. There's nothing worse than discovering you're dead and your body is in the crawlspace. That's exactly what Violet experienced - forcing the Harmons to stick around in the Murder House to be closer to their daughter. Everybody go check right now and make sure you are not dead.
Mother-Son Incest Where the Son is also a Frankenstein
We wouldn't be surprised if Ryan Murphy and his band of scary-makers have three jars full of paper slips that read things like "incest" and "hunk" and "Frankenstein monster" (yes, we know "Frankenstein" is the name of the doctor and not the monster). Put those three together and you get this strange turn of events from Coven wherein dead, reanimated hunk Kyle goes back home only to be juiced and seduced by his own damn mother.
Shelley the Nymphomaniac Has a Minor Blemish
Shelley's only crime was liking sex in a time where sex was supposed to be liked a certain way by certain people in certain amounts. Huh, maybe not all that much has changed. In any case, her story culminated in forced amputation at the hands of Dr. Arden and some nutso Nazi experiments that left her looking like a human popcorn ball.
Twisty Should Go See a Dentist
Behind every great ghoulish serial killer is a tale as rich and textured as the teeth in his rotten, shotgun wound of a mouth. Which is to say, when American Horror Story: Freak Show's Twisty the death clown finally removed his smiling mask to relate his story to Edward Mordrake viewers learned a little more than they might like about this looming monster. Namely that a vicious case of halitosis was the least of his worries.