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The American Horror Story Season 2 Scene That Always Gives Fans The Chills

"American Horror Story" has become a legitimate pop culture phenomenon in the years since it first started airing on FX back in 2011. The first season surprised audiences with its modern approach to horror on mainstream TV, and it's only gone from strength to strength. Some seasons are much more successful than others, although fans prefer some of the most recent stories like "Hotel," "Apocalypse," and "1984." The series is also known for delivering plenty of dramatic plot twists over the years — and most think Season 2, "Asylum," still has the best of the bunch.

"Asylum" takes place in Briarcliff Manor, as plucky journalist Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) is committed to the asylum when she tries to uncover the truth about the institution by interviewing Kit Walker (Evan Peters), who has been framed as a notorious serial killer, Bloody Face. Unfortunately, the real villain is still alive and slashing — and he's the asylum's therapist, Dr. Oliver Thredson (Zachary Quinto). Oh, dear.

From there, "Asylum" only gets wilder as it introduces demonic possession, secret Nazi experiments, and even aliens. It definitely deserves a lot more love. But there's one scene from "American Horror Story" Season 2 that always gives fans the chills.

Sister Jude threatens Lana Winters

"Asylum" has some incredibly creepy moments scattered across the whole season, like the aliens attacking Kit and Alma Walker (Britne Oldford) or the monstrous Raspers that Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) leaves in the woods. But a discussion on the "American Horror Story" subreddit suggests that there's one scene that's always guaranteed to give fans the chills, and it isn't a predictable one. Chronologically, the scene happens shortly after Lana arrives at Briarcliff to try and interview Bloody Face, but audiences don't see it until the end of the season in Episode 13, "Madness Ends." When Lana tells Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) that she'd love to hear her story, the nun tells her "Just remember, if you look in the face of evil, evil's gonna look right back at you."

It's an incredibly creepy moment, complete with an intense close-up of Lange's face. What makes it all the more terrifying is that audiences know what lies ahead for both Lana and Jude after the scene takes place. Reddit users were quick to praise the scene, with Reddit user TheLokiDokiOG writing, "Just shows the range of Jessica Lange, she can go from being kind and soft to dark and sinister." While BabyT-RexArms added, "Thanks for the goosebumps omygoodness."

It's a brilliant way of ending the series, as it acknowledges how far the two characters have come since the first time they met.