Often it is hard for sequels to live up to the legend that is the original and while American Horror Story has churned out top quality content after top quality content, it’s impossible to beat the debut series – Murder House.

There is no other word than ‘breathtaking’ when describing the performances of Taissa Farmiga, Connie Britton, Denis O’Hare, and Jessica Lange in the first instalment of the FX franchise.

The series is currently wrapping up it’s sixth rendition, with the seventh series on the way and even talk of the eighth season ongoing.

Ryan Murphy’s show underscored the Murder House in the most recent series, with its ghostly abode and pig-masked murderers, so it seems like a good time to look back at the original – and best – series.

Five years later and a stack of Emmy awards, we give you five reasons the first series of American Horror Story is still the best!

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