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68% Of AHS Fans Agree This Was The Best Part Of Double Feature

In its 10th season, FX's "American Horror Story" did something it had never done before. Rather than using the season, which was officially titled "Double Feature," to tell one complete story, the "American Horror Story" creative team chose to split it into two separate parts. The first part of the season was known as "Red Tide" and told a vampire-centric story, while the second part of "Double Feature" told a sci-fi, alien invasion story known as "Death Valley." Across its two parts, the season featured a number of recurring "American Horror Story" cast members, with actors like Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, and Leslie Grossman even appearing in both "Red Tide" and "Death Valley."

Predictably, the season received a wide range of responses from fans. Some viewers ended up preferring "Red Tide" over "Death Valley," while others took issue with both halves of the season. It was with all that in mind, however, that one "American Horror Story" fan recently took to Reddit to ask their fellow longtime viewers of the series which part of "Double Feature" they preferred more: "Red Tide" or "Death Valley"?

AHS fans liked Red Tide more than Death Valley

On the official "American Horror Story" subreddit, u/marijn3000 created a poll for fans of the show to vote on which half of "Double Feature" they think is its best. In the end, 94 of the poll's 139 participants voted that they liked "Red Tide" more than "Death Valley," while only 45 fans voted the other way.

Those results may come as a surprise to some "American Horror Story" fans, but they do seem to align with many of the criticisms that were leveled against "Double Feature" in the weeks after its release. In specific, many fans were open about their disappointment over the shortened length of "Death Valley," with a certain section of viewers even going so far as to say that the series failed to explore its alien-centric storyline as thoroughly as it could have. As a result, while fans were also disappointed by how "Red Tide" ended, the general consensus among viewers has always seemed to be that it told a better overall story than "Death Valley" did.

In the poll's comments section, u/nihilanth7 reiterated many of these criticisms, writing, "'Red Tide' was a let down in the last episode. 'Death Valley' was disappointing right from the start." The Redditor went on to say that they preferred "Red Tide," but only because they consider it "the lesser of 2 evils."

It is, of course, always possible that fans' opinions about "Red Tide" and "Death Valley" will change in the coming years. For now, however, it's clear which part of "American Horror Story: Double Feature" fans like the most.