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All seasons of American Horror Story (worst to best)

American Horror Story starts again from Kim Kardashian. The queen of social media is a star of the 12th season of the anthology series thrilling, created by Ryan Murphy. With her, Emma Roberts – historical muse of television genius, and supermodel/actress Dear Delevingne. The formidable trio is supported by a cast of supporting actors such as Billie Lourd, Zachary Quinto, Matt Czuchry and Denis O’Hare. The new season, entitled Delicatedebuts today in the United States on the cable channel FX and it will be divided into two parts; the second will arrive in 2024. Based on the very recent novel Delicate Condition by Danielle Valentine, AHS12 tells of a young woman tormented by a sinister figure who seems to want to jeopardize her pregnancy; a story described as «a feminist update of Rosemary’s Baby by Polanski”

In twelve years, the horrifying epic created by Ryan Murphy with Brad Falchuk has collected 16 Emmy Awards And 2 Golden Globes. A success that generated a spin-off, revitalized Hollywood icons (see Jessica Lange) and opened up the careers of many actors: from Sarah Paulson to the highly successful Evan Peters. Before going back to screaming with AHS12let’s do a recap of all the seasons (from worst to best): from Roanoke at the tail end of the trailblazer Murder House which occupies the top places.

11. Season 6 – AHS: Roanoke (2016)

Set in North Carolina, AHS 6 focuses on a desolate farm haunted by the defunct Roanoke colony. The most disappointing season, both for the half-successful documentary approach and for the “recycled” scenes from other seasons. To the The Independent, Sarah Paulson said she was disappointed by the entire experience. Which is why, she left the franchise for a short time, and many fans agree that Roanoke it’s the worst season of American Horror Story.

10. Season 7 – AHS: Cult (2017)

The most political season. AHS: Cult it has not aged well, as its social criticism was closely linked to the period of Donald Trump’s electoral victory. It’s worth watching for Evan Peters, an absolute star performer with six embodied characters: from Andy Warhol to Charles Manson to Jesus.

9. Season 5 – AHS: Hotel (2015)

The fifth season, set in a haunted hotel, was among the weakest according to critics, although it shone with Lady Gaga’s performance, winner of a Golden Globe thanks to her Countess starring in an orgy of sex and blood. The Hotel Cortez teeming with deranged ghosts is based on the World’s Fair Hotel built in 1893, in Chicago, by the infamous serial killer Henry Howard Holmes with the aim of massacring his unfortunate guests.

8. Season 11 – AHS: NYC (2022)

A series of murders and a mysterious new disease combine to plague the gay community in 1980s New York. The horror show takes an LGBTQ+ twist, earning a GLAAD Media Award nomination. American Horror Story: NYC would use a controversial 1980 cult classic as a starting point: CruisingWilliam Friedkin’s crime thriller starring Al Pacino.

7. Season 10 – AHS: Double Feature (2021)

Driven by the presence of Macaulay Culkin, American Horror Story makes his boldest move with Double Featurea gigantic season divided into two intersecting stories. Red Tide started off strong with a Stephen King-style tale about writer’s block and vampires in a small beach town, but then Death Valley went off the rails with a conspiracy story that brought aliens back into the series with mixed results.

6. Season 8 – AHS: Apocalypse (2018)

Apocalypse unites the witches of Coven and the Antichrist of Murder House. The crossover season returns for a few minutes also within theHotels Cortez. Greeted by positive reviews, it won five Emmy Awards.

5. Season 4 – AHS: Freak Show (2014)

For better or for worse, Freak Shows is the most American horror story that American Horror Story has ever told. There are freaks, ghosts, tragedies and even some musical numbers. The season is almost a remake of Tod Browning’s classic, Freaksmentioned throughout the episodes. AHS 4 earned 20 Emmy nominations. This is the last season with Jessica Lange (aside from a cameo in Apocalypse) who continued to collaborate with Ryan Murphy on other projects. His “farewell” to the series triggered a real earthquake among fans.

4. Season 9 – AHS: 1984 (2019)

Ryan Murphy brings something completely different to the franchise. Challenging the conventions of the horror genre, he pays homage to the slashers of the 80s with Billie Lourd, Emma Roberts and Cody Fern in the cast. Fans and critics appreciate it. The first season without Evan Peters takes us to the Camp Redwood summer camp which will be the scene of a massacre. Among the films mentioned, Friday 13th And Chain reaction of our Mario Bava.

3. Season 1 – AHS: Murder House (2011)

Set in a haunted house, Murder House it set the standard against which all subsequent seasons of AHS. Not only did it reinvigorate the career of Emmy-winning Jessica Lange, but it also introduced us to the talents of Evan Peters, Lily Rabe and Taissa Farmiga. The pilot episode was filmed in the Rosenheim Mansion, at 1120 Westchester Place in Los Angeles, built in 1908 by architect Alfred Rosenheim. The house was faithfully reproduced on the set where the subsequent episodes were filmed.

2. Season 3 – AHS: Coven (2013)

Driven by the superb triad Jessica Lange/Angela Bassett/Kathy Bates, Coven takes us to New Orleans to a coven of witches. The season most loved by fans of the series, especially for the iconic performances that exude sass and feminism. On the set of the third season, the turbulent love story between Emma Roberts and Evan Peters was born, which ended in 2019. AHS 3 it earned four Emmys including awards for Bates and Lange.

1. Season 2 – AHS: Asylum (2012)

AHS 2 it’s damn crazy, as you might expect from a season set within the creaking walls of a 1960s psychiatric institution: between possessions, aliens and record players. Sarah Paulson will never play a better character than Lana Winters, Jessica Lange will never embody a more terrifying “villan” than Sister Jude, and we will never hear the name of Dominique: the disturbing little music that hovers in theAsylum. The second season earned 17 Emmy nominations, including the award for James Cromwell as a sadistic ex-Nazi doctor.

Source: Vanity Fair

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