7 Reasons Why Asylum Was The Best Season of 'American Horror Story'

7 Reasons Why Asylum Was The Best Season of 'American Horror Story'

All monsters are human.

"American Horror Story" is one of the weirdest television shows out there. Each season is a new story, with new characters and plots. From haunted houses to witch covens, this show really has it all. Out of the 6 seasons, one has to rank supreme and be titled the best season. I recently re-watched all the seasons and came to the conclusion that the second season, "American Horror Story: Asylum" is the best season.

Other seasons contain memorable moments of horror, but Asylum is the one that stays with you longest, packed with a suffocating sense of dread with genuinely disturbing moments. Amongst all of the aliens, serial killers, Nazi doctors and demons, Asylum's descent into true madness created a story so haunting; we couldn't get enough. Here are some top reasons Asylum is the best. *SPOILERS AHEAD*

1. The storyline itself

Asylums are generally a popular setting for horror films, or stories, with good reason. They were filled with people who were deemed "mentally unstable" or even killers who weren't sent to prison. Many people died or were mistreated in asylums, making their history full of dark and haunting tales, perfect for any horror junkie. The time "American Horror Story" chose to set the story was perfect, and getting a deeper look inside the asylum's past and present was chilling.

2. Bloody Face

AHS is known for its creepy characters. We had Lady Gaga as a sex-crazed vampire queen, and Sarah Paulson playing a two-headed girl in a freak show. There have been many fan-favorites, but very little can top Oliver Thredson, AKA: Bloody Face. Aside from his mask giving me nightmares for a week, Bloody Face was truly terrifying. His twisted way of thinking and eerie way about him made us cringe. Oliver was cool, calm and collected around the asylum, making us think he could truly help Lana escape, only to find out he is the true killer that has been terrorizing the area. His torturing of Lana is enough to send shivers down your spine, but you can't help watching him.

3. Jessica Lange strikes again!

Jessica Lange has been the crowned jewel of "American Horror Story" for 4 out of the 6 seasons. In each role, she has been a powerful, witty, and no-nonsense woman. From the supreme to a ring leader of a freak show, she has been a fan-favorite for many reasons. Her role as Sister Jude is compelling, making it one of her best roles in the show. Her "fall" from grace was painful to watch; seeing her go from head of the asylum to being one of the brain-washed patients. She was full of fire, and determination that made people enjoy watching her. Jessica; if you see this, please come back. We miss you.

4. Lana Winters: The most badass reporter of her time

Lana-Banana, where do I even begin? She was a reporter, wanting to get into Briarcliff to get an insider scoop in the newest inmate: Bloody Face. She had no idea what she was in store for. From becoming a "patient" there for being a homosexual to being a prime target of the real Bloody Face, Lana Winters went through hell and back. She was the tiny ray of hope this show needed and kicked ass while doing it.

5. The name game

At first, I was not planning on including this. When I first watched this scene I was bored and confused about its purpose. Then after watching the season a couple more times, I realized I actually loved this scene. As we look into Jude's descent into madness, this scene provided some light in a truly dark point in the series. Also, it gives you a song to get stuck in your head for a couple days.

6. Evan Peters AKA Kit Walker looking hot as usual

When we first saw Even Peters in season 1, we were introduced to Tate, a lovable boyfriend who was also a psychopath. Now in season 2, he played Kit Walker, a lovable mechanic, convicted of being a serial killer of a woman: Bloody Face. We were immediately shocked that it was him, then slowly started to feel bad for Kit. Once we found out he wasn't Bloody Face; we were rooting for him 100%. All this time looking great!

7. A combination of everything piled under an Asylum roof

This show was jam-packed with a bunch of different plot twists and added themes. From alien abductions to Anne Frank showing up to the asylum, it was a matter of "what didn't this show have?" We got to see the change with Sister Mary Unice being possessed by the devil, to Dr. Arden's Nazi background. With all the different plot lines in the show, it made it a little confusing at times; but all the more entertaining to watch.

I love "American Horror Story." It is one of those creepy guilty pleasures that take you on a wild, horrific ride. The newer seasons are still good, but I will always go back to the originals!

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

Because "pretty" is so overrated.

Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

And I never want to stop searching for answers.
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13 Taylor Swift Lyrics About Love

“We could get married. Have 10 kids and teach em how to dream."


Taylor Swift is the only reason I've gotten through every love, and every break-up. Here's a list of 13 lyrics/quotes about love from Taylor Swift's albums.

“Losing him was blue like I’ve never known. Missing him was dark grey all alone. Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met. Loving him was red.”

"Red" from the album "Red." This song perfectly describes every feeling that radiates through your entire being when you love and then lose someone.

“I wish we could go back, and remember what we were fighting for. I wish you knew that, I miss you too much to be mad anymore. I wish you were right here, right now, it’s all good. I wish you would.”

"I Wish You Would" from 1989. Sometimes I wish it was acceptable to just blast Taylor Swift during an argument because I totally would.

“You learn my secrets and you figure out why I’m guarded. You say we’ll never make my parents mistake.”

"Mine" from Speak Now. Let's surpass everyone's expectations.

“My baby’s fly like a jet stream, high above the whole scene, loves me like I’m brand new.” 

"Call It What You Want To" from the Reputation album. Once in a lifetime, there's someone who looks at your scars and calls you strong and brave, instead of damaged.

“My mother accused me of losing my mind, but I swore I was fine.” 

"Dear John" from Speak now. Love makes you do crazy things.

“One night he wakes, strange look on his face. Pauses then says ‘you’re my best friend’. And you knew what it was. He is in love.” 

"You Are In Love" from the 1989 album. Swift gives me chills with this song. Every time you think you're in love, you realize that the last time wasn't even close. True love, happens once or twice, and not for everyone.

“You pull my chair out, and help me in. And you don’t know how nice that is, but I do. And you throw your head back laughing like a little kid. I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny cause, he never did. I’ve been spending the last eight months, thinking all love ever does is break, and burn, and end. But on a Wednesday, in a cafe, I watched it begin again.”

"Begin Again" from the Red album. One of my top five favorite songs. Real love shows you how you should've been treated all along.

“Why would you wanna make the very first scar? Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?”

"A Perfectly Good Heart" from the first Taylor Swift album. Some people are only here to take. Never to give or share.

“The rain came pouring down, when I was drowning that’s when I cold finally breathe. And by morning, gone was any trace of you, I think I am finally clean.”

'Clean' from 1989. It can take years, even lifetimes, to finally feel free from love.

“There I was again tonight, forcing laughter, faking smiles, same old tired lonely place. Walls of insincerity, shifting eyes and vacancy, vanished when I saw your face. All I can say is it was, enchanting to meet you.”

'Enchanted' from Speak Now album. Love at first sight?

“Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone, I’ll be waiting all that’s left to do is run. You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess, it’s a love story, baby just say yes.”

'Love Story' from Fearless album. This song makes me want to take a chance and escape with a stranger.

“I once was poison ivy, but now I’m your daisy.”

"Don't Blame Me" from Reputation. I'm only better when I'm with you.

“We could get married. Have 10 kids and teach em how to dream.”

"Starlight" from the Red album. Only certain people are worth growing with.

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