American Horror Story: The most brutal villains of all time

The purest form of evil, 'AHS' really has the villain game down to a tee. Let's take a look at the 5 greatest 'American Horror Story' villains of all time


                            American Horror Story: The most brutal villains of all time

Villains have always been a crucial part of the 'American Horror Story' universe. But unlike any other horror series out there Ryan Murphy has always made sure they don't just remain as faces we fear - they become the stuff of nightmares. These guys don't just want to harm, they revel in the satisfaction of hurting. The purest form of evil, 'AHS' really has the villain game down to a tee. Let's take a look at the five greatest 'AHS' villains of all time. 

5. Evan Peters as Tate Langdon in 'Murder House'

Evan Peters as Tate Langdon in 'Murder House'(WikiFandom)
Evan Peters as Tate Langdon in 'Murder House'(WikiFandom)

As much as you would like to like Tate, he makes it impossible. Volatile, selfish and clearly mentally ill, Tate Langdon was a character that you'd like and then he'd do something that would make you regret it immediately. He gets Violet to fall in love with him and then rapes her mother wearing a black rubber suit pretending to be her father. Tate also gunned down his classmates and set his pseudo stepdad on fire. If that wasn't enough, he is so clingy and would drive any normal person insane. 

4. Zachary Quinto as Oliver 'Bloody Face' Thredson in 'Asylum'

Bloody Face at work in 'Asylum' (WikiFandom)
Bloody Face at work in 'Asylum' (WikiFandom)

The show might as well be named after Oliver. No, seriously. He takes mommy issues to new heights. In the season, he plays the role of a doctor who treats patients in Briarcliff. He's sweet to them and makes them feel like he's the one person that cares about them. Secretly, he skins prostitutes alive in his basement and pretends that they are his long-lost mother. What's worse, he often makes them into furniture. When he kidnaps Lana, he treats her like she's his mum and suckles on her breasts like he's her baby. He also eventually rapes her repeatedly and impregnates her. 'Bloody Face' could definitely give you nightmares. 

3. Frances Conroy and Robin Weigert as Mama Polk in 'Roanoke'

Frances Conroy as Mama Polk in 'Roanoke' (WikiFandom)
Frances Conroy as Mama Polk in 'Roanoke' (WikiFandom)

'Roanoke' was the goriest of the roster and Mama Polk was the worst in the season. While Kathy Bates' 'The Butcher' was a tough contender, nothing can beat Mama Polk's love for making jerky out of human skin. She would make them out of the skin of the people they held captive and sometimes, just for fun, Polk would skin them when they were alive. Played by Conroy in 'My Roanoke Nightmare' and Weigert in the real life within the show, Mama Polk is a matriarch no one needs. She's born out of the inbreeding in the family and just finds pure joy in killing, bloodshed, torture and eating people.

2. Denis O'Hare as Stanley in 'Freak Show' 

Denis O'Hare as Stanley in 'Freak Show' (WikiFandom)
Denis O'Hare as Stanley in 'Freak Show' (WikiFandom)

If Stanley's face didn't tell you how evil he was, his antics surely did. His downfall was his greed. A conman and thief, he was the one who plotted to kill Ma Petite in a glass jar on display. He was also responsible for the loss of Jimmy’s hands and sawing Salty's head off after his death - all for money. However, he also got his share of punishment - his limbs were sawed off and he was dressed as a bloody Meep caged to endure the torture he doled out. He's as lecherous as they come and he relishes the power that money gives him. 

1. Michael Langdon



 

I mean, how great is Michael Langdon from 'Apocalypse', the most attractive villain of all time? Michael Langdon is not only evil, but he is also exceptionally smart and brutal. He is manipulative and knows how to get the worst out of people. He may be responsible for the apocalypse as well as bulldozing all life out of the other Outposts. What is scary about Michael is the fact that he's utterly charming and subtle in his moves - you won't know what hit you like poor Venable. 

Who was your favorite?