The BEST Episodes of American Horror Story
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2021
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 haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse and a slasher camp.
#1 - Return to Murder House
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 17, 2018
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.
#2 - The Name Game
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 2, 2013
The Monsignor confronts the Devil. Dr. Arden’s experiments reach a shocking conclusion. Dr. Thredson facilitates a surprising reunion for Kit.
#3 - Madness Ends
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 23, 2013
Johnny sets out to complete his father's work. Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.
#4 - Burn, Witch. Burn!
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 6, 2013
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 - Aired Nov 14, 2012
Sister Jude employs a renowned Nazi hunter to gather evidence against Arden. Kit makes a surprising confession. Bloody Face is unmasked.
#6 - Could It Be... Satan?
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 3, 2018
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.
#7 - Fearful Pranks Ensue
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 30, 2013
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.
#8 - Bitchcraft
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 9, 2013
A young girl discovers she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem. Fiona Goode returns to town.
#9 - Head
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 11, 2013
Cordelia’s attacker is revealed. Fiona looks to form an alliance with Marie Laveau. Nan learns a disturbing truth about Luke’s past.
#10 - Smoldering Children
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 7, 2011
Violet learns about the rules of the house. The truth about Larry's condition is explained. Constance is interrogated by the police.
#11 - The Coat Hanger
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 12, 2012
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.
#12 - I Am Anne Frank (1)
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 7, 2012
A new patient exposes Arden's past. Kit learns why Grace was admitted to Briarcliff.
#13 - She Gets Revenge
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 16, 2015
Alex enlists John's help to contain an outbreak. Donovan learns the Countess' true intentions. Liz and Iris plan to leave the hotel for good.
#14 - Orphans
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 17, 2014
The death of a Freak sparks troubling behavior in Pepper. Elsa reveals the history of the Freak Show. Desiree grows suspicious of Maggie.
#15 - Birth
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 2011
Vivien gives birth. Tate and Violet attempt to rid the house of some of its ghosts for good.
#16 - Apocalypse Then
Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 14, 2018
The witches prepare for a final epic battle with Michael Langdon. An old face returns to help with the plan.
#17 - Edward Mordrake (2)
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 29, 2014
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.
#18 - The Sacred Taking
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 4, 2013
Cordelia rallies the girls in the fight to stop Fiona. A dangerous new enemy puts Misty in the cross hairs. The rivalry between Marie Laveau and Delphine comes to a head.
#19 - Boy Parts
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 16, 2013
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.
#20 - Afterbirth
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 21, 2011
In the aftermath of family tragedy, Ben tries to take his child out of the Murder House. Violet and Vivien accustom themselves to their new living arrangements, Constance raises Tate's child as her own. A new family buys the house.
#21 - Spilt Milk
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 9, 2013
Grace tells Kit devastating news about Alma. Dr. Thredson receives an unexpected visitor. The Monsignor goes to extreme lengths to silence Jude.
#22 - The Seven Wonders
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 29, 2014
A new Supreme rises.
#23 - Traitor
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 24, 2018
The witches recruit a clairvoyant friend to expose deceivers in their midst. Cordelia looks to make a deal with another sort of devil. A test of Mallory's powers reveal more about the Supreme-elect. Covens unite to send Michael a fiery message.
#24 - Boy Wonder
Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 10, 2018
Beset by visions of a terrifying future, Cordelia lets Michael attempt the Seven Wonders. A wealthy new student joins the coven. John Henry's suspicions are short lived. Michael's test brings back a familiar face along with a chorus of warnings.
#25 - The Replacements
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 2013
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.