The BEST seasons of American Horror Story
Every season of American Horror Story ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons of American Horror Story!
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 - Asylum
First Aired 10/18/2012
From Nazis and serial killers to mutants and aliens, no one is safe inside the walls of the Briarcliff Mental Institution. In a house of healing that is anything but, troubled nun Sister Jude rules with an iron fist and Dr Arden conducts strange experiments on the facility’s patients.
#2 - Murder House
First Aired 10/6/2011
When the Harmon family relocates to a stately mansion in Los Angeles, disturbing secrets start enveloping each of their lives. As they slowly learn about the mysterious and deadly history of their new house, psychiatrist Ben, Vivien and their teenage daughter Violet find themselves surrounded by all manner of menacing spirits, living and dead.
#3 - Coven
First Aired 10/10/2013
The few remaining Salem descendants are under assault by forces of ignorance and hate. The young witches seek refuge at Miss Robichaux's Academy in New Orleans, including new arrival, Zoe, who harbors a terrifying secret of her own. Fiona, a Supreme Witch with unimaginable powers, is determined to protect the Coven, but her obsessive quest for immortality will lead her to cross paths with a voodoo queen and a murderous slave owner cursed with eternal life.
#4 - Apocalypse
First Aired 9/13/2018
After the nuclear apocalypse, the world’s chosen elite survive in secure Outposts created by the mysterious Cooperative. On the American West Coast, Ms. Wilhemina Venable and Ms. Miriam Mead run Outpost Three with an iron fist. The unexpected arrival of Michael Langdon, a Cooperative representative determined to save society with a secret paradise, throws their order into chaos. However, underneath the surface of humanity’s salvation lies a battlefield for the final conflict between good and evil.
#5 - 1984
First Aired 9/19/2019
In the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood. As they adjust to their new jobs, they quickly learn that the only thing scarier than campfire tales is the past coming to haunt them.
#6 - Hotel
First Aired 10/8/2015
Homicide detective John Lowe traces a series of grisly murders back to the stylish Hotel Cortez in Downtown Los Angeles and its infamous residents.
#7 - Roanoke
First Aired 9/15/2016
After a disturbing incident, a young couple move into a seemingly perfect home built in the 18th century. However, the building's proximity to the site of the Lost Colony's disappearance and with horrific events happening at the house the couple start to sense something dark underneath the façade.
#8 - Freak Show
First Aired 10/9/2014
In 1952, in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida, a troupe of human "curiosities" has just arrived in town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike.
#9 - Cult
First Aired 9/6/2017
Set just after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the seventh installment follows a community torn apart by a dangerous cult leader who uses fear as a weapon.
#10 - Double Feature
First Aired 8/26/2021
A struggling writer, his pregnant wife, and their daughter move to an isolated beach town for the winter. Once they're settled in, the town’s true residents begin to make themselves known.
#11 - Delicate
First Aired 9/21/2023
After multiple failed attempts of IVF, actress Anna Victoria Alcott wants nothing more than to start a family. As the buzz around her recent film grows, she fears that something may be targeting her and her pursuit of motherhood.
#12 - NYC
First Aired 10/20/2022
Mysterious deaths and disappearances ramp up in the city. Meanwhile, a doctor makes a frightening discovery, and a local reporter becomes tomorrow’s headline.