American Horror Story

10 Best Episodes of American Horror Story

An anthology horror drama series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a farmhouse in Roanoke, a cult, the apocalypse and a summer camp.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 12, 2023.

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#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.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 1710 votes.

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#14 - Spilt Milk (Season 2 - Episode 11)


Grace tells Kit devastating news about the aliens' experiments on Alma; Dr. Thredson receives an unexpected visitor; the Monsignor goes to extreme lengths to silence Jude.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 1533 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 1550 votes.

American Horror Story - S3E9

#12 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 1842 votes.

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#11 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 1979 votes.

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#10 - Could It Be... Satan? (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.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 1752 votes.

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#9 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 1796 votes.

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#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 2386 votes.

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#7 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 1877 votes.

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#6 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 1677 votes.

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#5 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 1918 votes.

American Horror Story - S2E10

#4 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 1613 votes.

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#3 - Birth (Season 1 - Episode 11)

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

The episode was rated 8.10 from 1857 votes.

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#2 - Return to Murder House (Season 8 - Episode 6)


Madison and Behold travel to the Murder House to uncover the origins of Michael Langdon.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 1634 votes.

American Horror Story - S2E13

#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.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 1585 votes.

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