3. Murder House (Season 1)
When ‘Murder House’ aired, many did not know what to think of the mental show that involved a man in a rubber suit, a disfigured basement baby and Jessica Lange as the twisted next door neighbour. One of ‘Murder House”s strengths was tying all the strands together at the end of the season while giving the backstory of the infamous house and its plethora of tragic inhabitants. ‘Murder House’ is the black beating heart of the anthology and AHS runs into trouble when it strays too far from its dark spiritual home, when it casts its net too far.