Graveyard Shift
115 voters

'American Horror Story' Plot Holes We Still Have Questions About

July 22, 2021 974 votes 115 voters 9.7k views15 items

List RulesVote up loose ends that still need tying.

Since 2011, American Horror Story has been creeping out audiences with tantalizing tales of ghosts, witches, and satanic murderers. Each season has its own vibe, a few true stories, and small details that turn longtime viewers into conspiracy theorists. But it's also a show full of gaping plot holes.

Every season - from Murder House to 1984 - has at least a couple of weird moments that can't be explained by logic. Some of these plot holes concern supernatural physics, and others just feel like questions to which we'll never have answers. None of these plot holes make the show bad by any means. If anything, they give fans something to talk about while waiting for the next sick season of this never-ending horror anthology.


  • Photo: FX

    Who Is That Fourth Langdon Child? What Happened To Her Eyes?

    American Horror Story: Apocalypse

    Fans of American Horror Story have had questions about Constance Langdon's fourth child from the moment she mentions her offspring way back in Murder House. Audiences get a close look at three of her children - Tate, Adelaide, and Beauregard - throughout Apocalypse, but in the episode "Return to Murder House," the fourth Langdon offspring finally appears. Maybe.

    When the ghost of Constance Langdon leaves the Murder House, she does so with a young woman named Rose who has her eyes gouged out. The last time we see Constance, she looks at peace with this mysterious girl, but it's not clear who she is. Why bring up the fourth child if she doesn't have a storyline?

    Pretty big plot hole?
  • Photo: FX

    What Happened To The Alien Children With Powers?

    American Horror Story: Asylum

    What's happening with the aliens in Asylum? They aren't main characters by any stretch of the imagination, but they do love meddling in the affairs of everyone on the show, especially Grace and Kit. After Grace takes a bullet for Kit, the aliens abduct her, then return her the moment she goes into labor with Kit's child.

    The aliens clearly have a thing for Kit (they pick him up after he's diagnosed with pancreatic cancer) - but what about his kids? Are the babies part alien? Are they genetically predisposed to being abducted? The only clues the audience has about these kids arrive in Apocalypse, sort of. During that season, the characters Emily and Timothy are introduced, and both have special DNA that allows them to survive a nuclear bomb.

    Are they human-alien hybrids? Are they related to Kit? Are Kit's children somewhere out there also surviving nuclear explosions? Someone needes to explain what's happening with these kids.

    Pretty big plot hole?
  • Photo: FX

    What Happened To Oz?

    American Horror Story: Cult

    Throughout Cult, Oz is caught in the middle of a whirlpool of post-election chaos when his mothers Ally and Ivy become involved in local politics and the Fear Is Truth cult. Oz's guinea pig is killed in a microwave, Ivy is poisoned by Ally, and he's forced to confront extreme violence at a severely young age.

    The last time the audience sees Oz, he's being brainwashed into accepting that cult leader Kai is his biological father (this is before Kai is murked on live TV), and he seems okay that the only other parent he knows has been killed. This kid's brain is scrambled. If anyone in the AHS universe deserves to have their story pursued, it's Oz.

    Pretty big plot hole?
  • Photo: FX

    Are The Doctor And His Wife In The Murder House Still A Danger?

    American Horror Story: Murder House

    Out of all the ghosts living in the Murder House, Dr. Charles Montgomery and his wife Nora are the most dangerous. Charles has a Frankenstein complex and a penchant for disembowling people, whille Nora is genuinely unhinged. The only time these two act semi-normal is when they help Vivien deliever her twins.

    So where are the two volatile ghosts now? They don't appear in "Rubber (Wo)man," the Murder House-based two-parter of American Horror Stories, but they still have to be lurking in the basement. Don't they?

    Pretty big plot hole?