American Horror Story is a top ten TV show of all time for me, actually, it would probably make my top five. This is the greatest horror anthology series ever created and I have watched through it multiple times. It is the kind of series that never gets old for me and I love how each series tells its own story.
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American Horror Story Review
Now, with that being said, I was to get rid of a myth about American Horror Story right now and that is “you can watch it in any order you want”. I have no idea where this thing started, but that is not the case at all. Yes, each season is its own thing, but there are so many connections and references, plus, Apocalypse is a straight-up sequel to stuff that goes down in Murder House and Coven. I just cannot fathom not watching this in order.
As of me writing this, there have been 11 seasons of American Horror Story released. The series is brought to us by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. This show is dark, violent, sexual, and just flat-out messed up and that is what I love about it. If you have still not seen it, you are in for a real treat as being able to binge-watch each season is just so much fun.
As American Horror Story is an anthology series that consists of 11 seasons, I clearly cannot talk about them all, but I will try and give you the gist of what they are about. The first season is called Murder House and is about a family living in a haunted house with a long history of death, murder, and other nasty stuff happening.
Season two is called Asylum and as you would expect, takes place in an asylum. Coven, the third season is my favorite season and is about witches. Season four is called Freak Show and is about the performers of a freak show and the people in the surrounding town. Season five is called Hotel and is about a haunted hotel, also, Lady Gaga is in this season as The Countess and she is one of my favorite AHS characters!
Season six is Roanoke and it is a bit of a mixed bag as it is like a reality show, I loved the first half of the season, but not so much the second. Season seven is Cult and features an epic performance by Evan Peters as a cult leader. Season eight is Apocalypse and I love this season as it follows on from the events of Murder House and Coven.
I got a real kick out of season 9 which is called 1984 as it is based on the classic slasher movies of the 80s and is a ton of fun. Season 10 was made during the pandemic and I think that really hurt it, it is called Double Feature, one half of the season is about vampire-type creatures and the other is about aliens. I had wanted AHS to do aliens for years and when they did it, I am sorry to say, it sucked and is my least favorite season.
The most recent season (as of writing) is called NYC and is about the murders and lives of gay men in New York during the 1980s. I liked this season, but man that final episode was a bit rough. Apart from the second half of Double Feature, there is not a single season of American Horror Story that I do not like.
While each season is mostly its own thing. American Horror Story has a great collection of actors that will play different roles each season. The actors who have appeared in the most seasons are, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Dennis O Hare, and Emma Roberts have all appeared in over five seasons each. There are many other recurring actors too, Leslie Grossman, Angela Basset, and Billie Lorde being three that I really like.
I cannot say enough positive things about American Horror Story. It is just such a fun show and I am on my fourth rewatch of it and it still has not gotten old. I will say if you are easily offended or creeped out, you may want to do a bit more research before jumping into this. It is also worth noting that all seasons of American Horror Story and its spin-off, American Horror Stories are available on Disney Plus.
- This is the greatest horror TV series ever made
- Each show is its own story, but there are a ton of connections
- It is very dark, violent, and sexual!
- I love how they have these talented actors playing such different roles
- The fact that I do not like the alien part of Double Feature stops me from giving this 10/10
- As of writing, there are no physical 4K releases of American Horror Story