The 6 Best Seasons Of "AHS" Ranked Worst To Best

The 6 Best Seasons Of "AHS" Ranked Worst To Best

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

Now that Season 7 of "American Horror Story" is out, I feel like all people are talking about is "AHS." Along with that I've seen several rankings of each of the seasons, some ranging from pretty accurate to some that have me thinking "did we even watch the same show?" So I decided to create a definitive list of worst to best "American Horror Story" seasons:

6. "Murder House"

It baffles me why anyone thinks this season is good. When this season started I absolutely loved it, it actually scared me. All the unknowns made everything so creepy and weird. Then the the middle of the season hit. Nothing was scary anymore. The ghosts were so humanized it took the creepy factor out of it, it honestly seemed like they weren't even ghosts anymore and it was just the people before they died. I'll admit there are some great parts to this season, like the drug-addicted doctor with Frankenstein complex and Thaddeus who was literally stitched back together after being dismembered. But when I watch "American Horror Story," I want creepy and scary all the way through, not just for half the season.

5. "Roanoke"

I had mixed feelings about this season. The middle of the season was amazing; it was gory and it was weird, everything "American Horror Story" should be. But "Roanoke" placed at the bottom of the list for the same reason as "Murder House:" it wasn't consistently scary. The beginning and end of the season ruined it for me. I get what they were trying to do with the whole TV show idea and don't get me wrong, it was a good idea, however those boring TV show parts really took away from the creepiness I expect from "American Horror Story." And to top it all off, Even Peters was barely in it.

4. "Asylum"

I wanted to like this season so badly, and for the most part I did. To me, nothing is creepier than an asylum, and the Nazi doctor gave me chills every time he came on screen. However, one thing and one thing only ruined this season: THE FRICKEN ALIENS. It ruined the entire season. Trying to integrate aliens in an asylum setting doesn't work. If the aliens weren't in it, this would probably be at the top of the list, it's only about "Roanoke" and "Murder House" because it was actually creepy pretty much all the way through (minus the aliens).

3. "Coven"

I really enjoyed this season. I was a little disappointed that it really wasn't that scary, but the storyline had me hooked. While it wasn't that scary, it definitely had some creepy and downright disgusting moments. This season was the only one to ever make me sick to my stomach, I almost didn't make it past the opening scene. Also the acting was phenomenal in this season and the characters were really developed. Although not the scariest, it had it's moments paired with an incredible story line.

2. "Hotel"

This season really surprised me. When I first started it, I hated it; after three episodes I didn't want to keep going. I thought the “vampire” angle was stupid and had been overdone. I thought it was going to be the worst season, especially with Jessica Lange leaving and Lady Gaga coming onto the show. But boy was I wrong. Lady Gaga killed her role, and like "Coven," all the characters were really developed and the actors did a great job in all of their roles. Everything about this season was messed up and weird. This season made my skin crawl on more than one occasion, especially the sewing incident with Sally (if you've seen in you know exactly what I mean).

1. "Freak Show"

By far the best season of "American Horror Story" to ever be produced. This season had it all: the greatest characters (with actors who did an amazing job portraying them), it was weird/creepy/scary all the way through, and it had the scariest thing of all: CLOWNS. Twisty is my favorite character in any season of "American Horror Story;" he was truly terrifying. The first time he was introduced I felt my heart racing, the costume design on him deserves an award. This season was messed up in every way you could think of. It felt wrong to watch, and that's the exact feeling that this show should produce in people. My brother and I had to stop watching "American Horror Story" together during this season because of how weird it was. Everything about this season was fantastic; I could rewatch it a thousand times.

TBD - "Cult"

I honestly don't know how this season will rank in the standings. Honestly, I'm not a fan of it so far. I was really excited for this season (MORE CLOWNS) but I was rather disappointed with the first episode. Sure it was strange, but not scary. The clowns weren't even scary, aside from Twisty. I feel like the story could be done without the integration of the election, I feel as if it takes away from the scary feel which is the whole point of the show. It may play a more pertinent role as the season goes on, so we'll have to wait and see. It felt very much like "The Purge," and not "American Horror Story." I had high hopes and felt kind of let down. But, I also thought "Hotel" was going to be horrible and it turned out to be one of the best, so we're just going to have to wait and see how the season progresses.

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.

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