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The Scariest American Horror Story Character From Each Season

Never forget Piggy Man.

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No other TV show can match American Horror Story when it comes to scares. The long-running anthology series has haunted fans’ nightmares with twisted killers and disturbing monsters. Each season attempts to up the horror even more, but there’s always one character that stands out as the absolute scariest.

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Season 1 was filled with ghoulish ghosts, but none were more terrifying than Charles Montgomery’s Frankenstein-ed baby, The Infantata.

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Amid all the aliens and demons haunting Season 2’s Asylum, the ruthless serial killer Bloody Face stood out as the season’s most disturbing villain.

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Season 3’s Coven opted for more jokes than scares, but Bastien the Minotaur was a notable exception, as one of the story’s scariest monsters.

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Freak Show introduced one of the most nightmare-inducing American Horror Story characters ever in Twisty the Clown.

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The Countess’ vampiric baby Bartholomew is only briefly shown in Hotel, but he remains one of the show’s most disturbing creations.

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Tons of terrifying ghosts haunt the Roanoke House in Season 6, but none made fans scream more than Piggy Man.

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Cult is one of the only AHS seasons to not lean into the supernatural, but that didn’t make murderous cult leader Kai Anderson any less disturbing.

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It just doesn’t get any scarier than the devil itself, and AHS: Apocalypse proved that by showing the deadly powers of the antichrist, Michael Langdon.

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1984 was another AHS season that didn’t really have many otherworldly creatures, but the creepily-named serial killer Mr. Jingles was definitely terrifying enough on his own.

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In AHS: Double Feature, a horde of blood-sucking pale creatures terrorize a coastal community, proving the series is still masterful at creating horrifying monsters all these years later.

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