Top 10 Most Horrific American Horror Story Characters

From psychopaths, to real-life murderers, to witches, this series has given us some of the most horrific characters in all of television

For this list, we’re looking at characters from the first six seasons of Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology series. Fair warning: we will be looking at these characters’ entire arc throughout their season.

The Top Ten

1 Sister Jude “American Horror Story: Asylum” (2011-)

Jessica Lange was truly given the chance to shine when she took on the lead role in the series’ second outing. As Sister Jude, she begins the season ruling Briarcliff with an iron fist and cruelly punishing patients, though she begins to mentally spiral once her grim past comes back to haunt her and she slowly loses control. An anti-heroine in the truest sense, she at first appears to be the main villain before seeing the horrors of being an inmate and turning herself around. Complex characters like this are why we love “American Horror Story,” and its no wonder this nun took our top spot. - Cehrlich1

2 Tate Langdon “American Horror Story: Murder House” (2011-)
3 Elizabeth Johnson [AKA The Countess] “American Horror Story: Hotel” (2011-)
4 Lana Winters “American Horror Story: Asylum & Roanoke” (2011-)
5 Madame Delphine LaLaurie “American Horror Story: Coven” (2011-)
6 Sister Mary Eunice “American Horror Story: Asylum & Freak Show” (2011-)
7 Constance Langdon “American Horror Story: Murder House” (2011-)
8 Dr. Oliver Thredson [AKA Bloody Face] “American Horror Story: Asylum” (2011-)
9 Dandy Mott “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (2011-)
10 Marie Laveau “American Horror Story: Coven” (2011-)
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Sister Jude “American Horror Story: Asylum” (2011-)
2. Tate Langdon “American Horror Story: Murder House” (2011-)
3. Elizabeth Johnson [AKA The Countess] “American Horror Story: Hotel” (2011-)


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