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The Best Episodes of 'American Horror Story'

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. After you're done voting, make sure to check out these other shows like American Horror Story!

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  • 1
    November 2, 2011

    Season 1, Episode 5

    Halloween night concludes with Tate coming face to face with his past. Ben and Vivien are haunted by one of the house's newest guests.

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  • 2
    October 28, 2015

    Season 5, Episode 4

    John receives an invitation to attend an exclusive Devil's Night Soiree. Alex tries to diagnose Holden's strange condition.

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  • 3
    December 7, 2011

    Season 1, Episode 10

    Violet learns about the rules of the house. The truth about Larry's condition is explained. Constance is interrogated by the police.

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  • 4

    Apocalypse Then

    November 14, 2018

    Season 8, Episode 10

    The surviving witches travel to Outpost 3 to stand in final battle against the Antichrist.

  • 5
    October 12, 2011

    Season 1, Episode 2

    Vivien and Violet find themselves in a dangerous situation eerily similar to a past event. Ben goes back to Boston to fix a mistake.

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  • 6
    December 2, 2015

    Season 5, Episode 8

    John closes in on The Ten Commandments Killer. Sally's arrangement with March is revealed.

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  • 7
    December 5, 2012

    Season 2 Episode 8

    A murderous Santa wreaks havoc on Briarcliff. Sister Jude faces off with the Devil. Arden has a shocking encounter in the Death Chute.

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  • 8

    Season 3, Episode 10

    Fiona attempts to out the new Supreme with a visit from Stevie Nicks. Cordelia learns the truth about Hank and the Witch Hunters. Madison tries to eliminate her competition for the Supremacy.

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  • 9
    November 9, 2011

    Season 1, Episode 6

    Constance enlists Violet's assistance with Tate. Ben helps a new patient confront his fears.

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  • 10
    October 16, 2013

    Season 3, Episode 2

    Fiona helps Zoe and Madison deal with a horrible tragedy. Delphine LaLaurie struggles to adjust to modern life. Cordelia faces a dark decision about her family.

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  • 11
    November 23, 2011

    Season 1, Episode 8

    The man in the rubber suit is revealed.

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  • 12
    January 15, 2014

    Season 3, Episode 11

    Fiona and Laveau have a deadly face off with The Corporation. Cordelia makes a desperate sacrifice to protect the Coven.

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  • 13
    November 21, 2012

    Season 2, Episode 6

    A mysterious little girl is abandoned at Briarcliff. The Monsignor makes a Faustian pact with Dr. Arden. The origin of Bloody Face is revealed.

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  • 14
    October 29, 2014

    Season 4 Episode 4

    Edward Mordrake continues his search for a Freak to add to his ghostly coterie. Elsa tells the grisly story of her days in Germany. Jimmy and Maggie have a run-in with the Twisted Clown

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  • 15
    January 23, 2013

    Season 2, Episode 13

    Johnny sets out to complete his father's work. Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.

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  • 16
    December 11, 2013

    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.

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  • 17
    January 22, 2014

    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.

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  • 18
    December 14, 2011

    Season 1, Episode 11

    Vivien gives birth. Tate and Violet attempt to rid the house of some of its ghosts for good.

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  • 19
    November 13, 2013

    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.

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  • 20
    October 7, 2015

    Season 5, Episode 1

    Detective and family man John Lowe investigates a chain of gruesome murders in Los Angeles. A mysterious tip points him to the enigmatic Hotel Cortez.

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  • 21
    January 13, 2016

    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.

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  • 22


    October 24, 2018

    Season 8, Episode 7

    Cordelia takes steps to punish the traitors among the coven and stop Michael from rising to power as the Antichrist.

  • 23
    October 15, 2014

    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.

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  • 24
    November 30, 2011

    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.

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  • 25
    October 31, 2012

    Season 2, Episode 3

    A group of patients attempt to escape from Briarcliff during a violent storm.

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