Ready to revisit 10 years’ worth of murder, mayhem, witchcraft, satanic possession and aliens? (Actually, let’s scratch that last one.)
Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, American Horror Story has conjured up heaps of nightmare fuel over the last nine seasons, and with a new season heading our way (Double Feature premieres Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 10/9c), it’s time to take stock of our most favorite heroes, villains and (literal) monsters in this absolutely bonkers anthology series.
But ranking our faves was no small feat. We limited our list to 25 picks spanning the entire franchise (well, almost the entire franchise — sorry, 1984) to break down the best of the best as we giddily anticipate Season 10. From the inhabitants of Season 1’s haunted dwelling to Apocalypse‘s crossover extravaganza and everything in between, we’ve done our best to rank the series’ most notable characters, which of course includes some of TV’s most twisted individuals.
So which of Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Jessica Lange’s characters made the cut, and where did they place? (Spoiler alert: All of Lange’s can be found here.) View the photos below as we count down the greatest AHS characters ever, then hit the Comments section to tell us who we may have forgotten!