American Horror Story debuted in 2011 and has since gained a vast fan following thanks to its blend of horror, mystery and drama. Each season is different in plot, tone and character, with each entry feeling far removed from its predecessors whilst maintaining the show's signature stylish aesthetic, plot twists and chilling scenarios.
This season-by-season shift in theme and narrative has allowed AHS to remain fresh and avoid becoming stale and boring.
Over the last few seasons, showrunner Ryan Murphy (he of Glee and American Crime Story fame) has allowed seasons to briefly cross over in a series of fan services and meta references which often tie together various characters and plots to the wider AHS world.
Most of the entries to the show's catalogue have been met with positive critical and audience reactions, but after nine seasons it's clear that some stand above the rest in terms of quality.
So, in honour of its renewal for a further three seasons, with Season Ten coming sometime in 2021, here's a list ranking the entries of American Horror Story. Some spoilers follow.
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