There are so many great episodes of American Horror Story, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Piggy, Piggy" the best, or is "The Name Game" your favorite episode of American Horror Story? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of AHS are, let's rank every American Horror Story episode from best to worst.
American Horror Story is horror-thriller anthology series with themes that range from madhouses to sideshows, hotels to summer camp. Even as the story changes each season, there is always a solid cast who embody new roles and characters following twists that get tighter each episode. American Horror Story premiered October 5, 2011 on FX, and each season since has received mostly positive reviews (although every fan has their favorite).
Vote up your favorite episodes of American Horror Story, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one American Horror Story episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.
Season 1, Episode 11
Vivien gives birth. Tate and Violet attempt to rid the house of some of its ghosts for good.
Season 3, Episode 12
Cordelia's latest vision puts the Coven's future in question. With the end of Fiona's reign approaching, the girls manifest powerful new gifts. Queenie's search for Marie Laveau leads her to Hell and back.
Season 1, Episode 9
One of history's most famous murder victims pays the house a visit. Constance discovers more of Tate's bad behavior.
Season 5, Episode 12
Iris and Liz oversee a new era at the Cortez. John and Alex struggle to adapt to life outside the hotel.
Season 3, Episode 9
Cordelia's attacker is revealed. Fiona looks to form an alliance with Marie Laveau. Nan learns a disturbing truth about Luke's past.
Season 3, Episode 4
Fiona's choices rattle a decades-long truce between the Salem witches and Marie Laveau. The Council of Witchcraft pays a surprise visit to the Academy with disturbing allegations.
Season 1, Episode 7
Moira persuades a prospective buyer to make an offer. Constance and Larry work against her efforts. Vivien and Luke grow closer.
Season 4, Episode 2
A citywide curfew threatens to shut down the Freak Show. A strongman from Ethel's troubled past arrives at camp. Gloria arranges a terrifying play date for Dandy. The Tattler Twins reveal a talent that could knock Elsa from the spotlight.
Season 1, Episode 12
Constance schemes to raise Tate's baby as her own.
Season 2, Episode 3
A group of patients attempt to escape from Briarcliff during a violent storm.
Season 3, Episode 6
Zoe, Queenie, and Nan make contact with a dark spirit trapped in the Academy. Cordelia's new power brings on a heartbreaking revelation.
Season 2, Episode 2
An Exorcist is summoned to Briarcliff to help save a troubled farm boy. Sister Jude's darkest secret is revealed.
Season 8, Episode 7
Cordelia takes steps to punish the traitors among the coven and stop Michael from rising to power as the Antichrist.
Season 2, Episode 11
Grace brings Kit devastating news about the aliens' experiments on Alma. Dr. Thredson receives an unexpected visitor. The Monsignor goes to extreme lengths to silence Jude.
Season 3, Episode 3
Fiona takes on an unlikely protégé. A guilt-ridden Zoe tries to give Kyle his old life back. Madison has a fiery exchange with Joan Ramsey, a new neighbor.
Season 8, Episode 4
Michael's history as a teenager, and how he came to find himself at the Hawthorne Boy's school, is revealed.
Season 3, Episode 7
Fiona finds new purpose in a dangerous love affair. A night out with LaLaurie leads Queenie to question her place in the Coven. Cordelia makes a fateful decision about her mother.
Season 2, Episode 12
A deadly new inmate threatens Sister Jude's chance of release from Briarcliff. Grace's obsession with the aliens turns violent.
Season 4, Episode 1
One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television.
Season 4, Episode 12
Dandy gives the Twins troubling information about Chester. Maggie vows to prove her loyalty to Jimmy. The Freaks enforce their harsh code of justice.
Season 3, Episode 8
Cordelia rallies the girls in the fight to stop Fiona. A dangerous new enemy puts Misty in the crosshairs. The rivalry between Marie Laveau and Delphine comes to a head.
Season 8, Episode 1
The end of the world happens when the bombs drop, and the survivors wonder if surviving is worth it after the Cooperative gives them shelter.
Season 4, Episode 10
The death of a Freak sparks troubling behavior in Pepper. Elsa reveals the history of the Freak Show. Desiree grows suspicious of Maggie.
Season 2, Episode 7
Sister Mary Eunice is terrified to discover a dark angel has descended on Briarcliff. Kit makes a bold move to be reunited with Grace.
Season 5, Episode 11
Ramona draws vitality from an unlikely source. Sally uses her past to negotiate her future. Scarlett learns the truth of her family's affliction.