Ranking Every Season of American Horror Story.

Hello everyone! Welcome back to some of my ranking sessions. Today we’re gonna talk about American Horror Story and I’m going to rank them in order of my least favorite to favorite. I love every single season so it was a bit hard for me to choose between them! I will also be listing my favorite character from each season!

10. Roanoke

I think that most of us AHS fans can agree that this season wasn’t the most popular. The story was good as always but it was just lacking something that I cannot put my finger on.

My favorite character from this season: Lee Harris played by Angela Bassett

 

9. Freak Show

This season is one of the most popular ones of the AHS franchise, including one of the most notable characters; Twisty the clown. Though I absolutely loved this season, I just found myself enjoying the others more than this one.

My favorite character (pls don’t bully me he’s so fun to watch):  Dandy Mott played by Finn Wittrock. 

8. Cult

Cult threw me for a loop. It was definitely not what I was expecting but I was NOT complaining. Evan peters and Sarah Paulson in this season really out-did themselves. It also came out around election time. The AHS authors took advantage of it and added a political aspect into the season as well. I enjoyed it a lot. 

Favorite Character: Ally Mayfair-Richards played by Sarah Paulson.

 

7. Double Feature (Specifically Red Tide)

You know how I mentioned Evan Peters performance earlier? OH MAN do you have a surprise now. This double feature is the newest release from the franchise and I am obsessed with it as I always tend to be after the release of a new season. 

My favorite character: Austin Sommers played by Evan Peters

6. Asylum

~The name gameeee~! No I’m just kidding, but that is one of many AHS fan’s favorite scenes. Asylum is the second season in the series and it definitely didn’t disappoint either, especially with our main protagonist, Lana Winters, played by the famous Sarah Paulson. 

My favorite Character: Kit Walker played by Evan Peters

5. Coven 

Coven was the third season of AHS. In this season we are following a coven of witches who have found their home in a large house in New Orleans. The building they stay in is used as a school for young witches who need a place to go. I thought that the setting being in new Orleans was super cool since it’s so close! They really embodied the culture there, which made it so much more enjoyable.

Favorite Character: Misty Day played by Lily Rabe

4. 1984 

As an avid horror movie slasher fan, 1984 was easily one of my favorite seasons just based on the tropes that they embodied and the real life people they portrayed. They had the Friday the 13th camp counsler-80s-slasher trope, and also added in a REAL serial killer. No not a real serial killer. An actor to play the famous serial killer, Richard Ramirez. He was amazing.

My Favorite Character: Xavier Plympton played by Cody Fern

3. Apocalypse

Apocalypse was by far the COOLEST season. It made connections between all the different characters between past seasons and added a lot more lore to the universe including a new timeline. It had me on my seats edge for every single episode.

Favorite Character: Michael Langdon played by Cody Fern

 

2. Murder House 

FINALLY!! Gosh I love this season so much. This was the first season of AHS and it definitely set the stage for further seasons. This season created such an amazing fandom and community for all lovers of AHS. Even the font from the show originated from this season.

My Favorite Character(s): Tate Langdon and Violent Harmon played by Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga.

 

1. Hotel

I love this season so so so so much. This season takes place in Hotel Cortez. It’s sort of a haunted hotel full of different types of people and creatures? We’re not gonna talk about what happen to Sally… Anyways, this season is just so special to me because of the story, the character portrayals, the plot twists, and the diversity shown. Oh, yeah and LADY GAGA is in it as one of my favorite characters of all time, the Countess.

Favorite Character: The Countess played by Lady Gaga

 

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed! Keep an eye out for next week’s blog!

Author: Locklyn Wilchynski

Locklyn Wilchynski (She/Her) is a poet, writer, and musician. She is also a senior literary arts student at Mississippi School of the Arts. Her writing has been published in Co-Lin Refractions Literary & Art Magazine and The Phoenix Literary Journal. She won two gold keys, a silver key, and two honorable mentions in the 2021 Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. She has also won an honorable mention in the 2021 Ephemera Prize. She is a lover of all things crafted in darkness and finding the beauty within that. She believes that storytelling is one of the most powerful forms of communication to open up new conversations and ideas.

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