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The Worst American Horror Story Episode According To IMDb

Ryan Murphy's anthology series "American Horror Story" has been at the game-changing forefront of the television space since the show first premiered in 2010 with "American Horror Story: Murder House." Since then, "AHS" has remained an obsession for devoted fans but, sometimes, this is too much of a good thing. While the first few seasons of "AHS" were undoubtedly the show's strongest (as is usually the case), many would say that it has fallen off the wagon of late, especially with the notoriously unpopular second half of its last season "AHS: Double Feature." 

Aptly titled "Death Valley," this half-season follows a group of twenty-somethings navigating life in Los Angeles who decide to go on a trip to the peaceful environment of Joshua Tree, and (of course) things go terribly wrong. The dialogue is rather dry, the characters are underdeveloped, and the entire four episodes felt at times cringe-inducing. It was so uninspired, in fact, that it contained the single worst episode of "American Horror Story," according to IMDb rankings. So what episode holds this dubious honor? 

Season 10 Episode 10 of AHS is the worst

Season 10's final episode "The Future Perfect" was ranked as the lowest-rated episode in "AHS" history (per IMDb), receiving an overall 3.7 stars out of 10. As was the bulk of "Death Valley," the last episode in Season 10 was, arguably, a rushed mess. Fans were heavily disappointed and frustrated given that the first half of the season, called "Red Tide," was extremely compelling and had so much more going for it than "Death Valley" did. Both held such promise, although, let's face it, "Red Tide" should have been given a full season. One IMDb reviewer julien-boris-ali gave "The Future Perfect" one star, "Nothing is tied up. It's all useless. The writing was lame ... We have to conclude the characters are stupid, but that's not too much of an issue since they were antipathic and pointless."

Another substantial contention for "AHS" fans was the abrupt storyline switch from vampires to aliens. IMDb commenter m-47826 stressed that, "Red Tide was led to become one of the best, for a long time. Only the ending was rushed, to give this alien conspiracy thing room ... Instead of waiting for next season to address this topic. And even then, the ending felt rushed and incomplete." 

Clearly, the "Double Feature" premise was not a good idea from the get-go. From the fans point-of-view, it was obviously a better decision to have "Red Tide" or "Death Valley" as separate seasons to allow room for the story and characters to grow, but splitting them up into two different narratives was a glaring issue. Hopefully, "American Horror Story" can bounce back from the rock-bottom ending of Season 10. Or is it time for the series to finally retire?