"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!
4. Lana Winters: The most badass reporter of her time
5. The name game
6. Evan Peters AKA Kit Walker looking hot as usual
7. A combination of everything piled under an Asylum roof
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!