American Horror Story

10 Best Episodes of American Horror Story - Season 5

Step into the twisted world of "American Horror Story," where each season unveils a new nightmare waiting to unfold. From haunted houses to chilling asylums, bewitched covens to eerie cults, this anthology series keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with its unique blend of horror and drama. Since its premiere in 2011, "American Horror Story" has captivated audiences with its dark and mysterious storylines, earning a dedicated fan base along the way.

With 13 seasons under its belt, "American Horror Story" continues to push the boundaries of the horror genre, exploring a wide range of terrifying scenarios that are sure to send shivers down your spine. Whether you're a fan of supernatural hauntings or psychological thrillers, this show has something for everyone. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world where every season is a new nightmare, each more chilling than the last.

Join us as we dive into the best episodes of "American Horror Story," where we'll revisit the most spine-tingling moments that have kept us glued to our screens over the years. From shocking twists to unforgettable performances, these episodes showcase the true essence of what makes this series a must-watch for any horror enthusiast. So grab your popcorn, turn off the lights, and prepare to be scared as we take a closer look at the standout moments from this iconic show.

Written by Sophie and last updated on apr 26, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

American Horror Story - S5E3

#12 - Mommy (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Alex is pushed to her breaking point after Scarlett stirs up memories of Holden. Donovan is targeted by a dangerous rival of The Countess.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 2104 votes.

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#11 - Devil's Night (Season 5 - Episode 4)


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

The episode was rated 7.50 from 2063 votes.

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#10 - Room 33 (Season 5 - Episode 6)

Ramona and Donovan enact their plan for revenge. Liz Taylor finds true love. The resident of Room 33 is revealed.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 1943 votes.

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#9 - She Wants Revenge (Season 5 - Episode 9)


The Countess is reunited with her one true love. Donovan and Ramona take another stab at revenge. A careless decision lands Alex in hot water.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 1866 votes.

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#8 - Room Service (Season 5 - Episode 5)

Alex uses an unconventional treatment to save a dying patient. A Halloween-hating couple tests Iris’s limits.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 1980 votes.

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#7 - Chutes and Ladders (Season 5 - Episode 2)


Fashion mogul Will Drake brings couture to the Hotel Cortez. A model catches The Countess's eye. John learns about the hotel's sadistic first owner.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 2265 votes.

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#6 - Checking In (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.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 2985 votes.

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#5 - Battle Royale (Season 5 - Episode 11)


Ramona draws vitality from an unlikely source. Sally uses her past to negotiate her future. Scarlett learns the truth of her family's affliction.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 1835 votes.

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#4 - The Ten Commandments Killer (Season 5 - Episode 8)

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

The episode was rated 7.68 from 1910 votes.

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#3 - Flicker (Season 5 - Episode 7)


Will Drake’s renovations uncover one of the Hotel’s greatest secrets. John undergoes psychiatric evaluation. The Countess learns the fate of her first love.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 1971 votes.

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#2 - Be Our Guest (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.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 1886 votes.

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#1 - She Gets Revenge (Season 5 - Episode 10)


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.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 1837 votes.

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