The BEST Episodes of American Horror Story
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2019
An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, and the apocalypse.
#1 - Madness Ends
Season 2 - Episode 13
Johnny sets out to complete his father's work; Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.
#2 - Return to Murder House
Season 8 - Episode 6
Behold and Madison are sent on a mission to Murder House to uncover the truth about Michael Langdon’s past. Although revelations about their next Supreme paint a bleak picture—there may be room to set some things right.
#3 - The Name Game
Season 2 - Episode 10
The Monsignor confronts the Devil; Dr. Arden’s experiments reach a shocking conclusion; Dr. Thredson facilitates a surprising reunion for Kit.
#4 - Burn, Witch. Burn!
Season 3 - Episode 5
Besieged by Marie Laveau's army, Zoe unleashes a new power; Fiona and Myrtle clash over control of the coven; Madame LaLaurie is confronted by old ghosts.
#5 - I Am Anne Frank (2)
Season 2 - Episode 5
Sister Jude employs a renowned Nazi hunter to gather evidence against Arden; Kit makes a surprising confession; Bloody Face is unmasked.
#6 - Birth
Season 1 - Episode 11
Vivien gives birth. Tate and Violet attempt to rid the house of some of its ghosts for good.
#7 - Could It Be... Satan?
Season 8 - Episode 4
Three years before the bombs drop, Outpost Three houses the Hawthorne School for Exceptional Young Men. Its inhabitants, warlocks living in the shadow of Cordelia Goode's coven, place their hopes on a new, troubled apprentice - Michael Langdon.
#8 - Smoldering Children
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.
#9 - Bitchcraft
Season 3 - Episode 1
A young girl discovers she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem; Fiona Goode returns to town.
#10 - Head
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.
#11 - Afterbirth
Season 1 - Episode 12
In the aftermath of family tragedy, Ben tries to take his child out of the Murder House. Meanwhile, Violet and Vivien accustom themselves to their new living arrangements, Constance raises Tate's child as her own and a new family buys the house.
#12 - Fearful Pranks Ensue
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.
#13 - The Coat Hanger
Season 2 - Episode 9
The Monsignor takes an unlikely convert under his wing; Lana secures a new piece of evidence that can exonerate Kit; Dr. Arden witnesses a miraculous return.
#14 - Spilt Milk
Season 2 - Episode 11
Grace tells Kit devastating news about Alma; Dr. Thredson receives an unexpected visitor; the Monsignor goes to extreme lengths to silence Jude.
#15 - I Am Anne Frank (1)
Season 2 - Episode 4
A new patient exposes Arden's past; Kit learns why Grace was admitted to Briarcliff.
#16 - Orphans
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.
#17 - Halloween (1)
Season 1 - Episode 4
The line between the living and the dead blurs on Halloween. Two of the house's previous residents give the Harmons decorating advice.
#18 - Dark Cousin
Season 2 - Episode 7
Sister Mary Eunice is terrified to discover a dark angel at Briarcliff; Kit makes a bold move to be reunited with Grace.
#19 - Go to Hell
Season 3 - Episode 12
Cordelia's latest vision puts the coven's future in question; the girls manifest powerful new gifts; Queenie's search for Marie Laveau leads her to hell and back.
#20 - Spooky Little Girl
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.
#21 - The Origins of Monstrosity
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.
#22 - The Replacements
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.
#23 - Edward Mordrake (2)
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.
#24 - Nor'easter
Season 2 - Episode 3
A violent storm allows a group of patients to plan a daring escape; Sister Jude is haunted by her past.
#25 - Unholy Night
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.