16 American Horror Story Fan Theories So Crazy They Could Be True

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American Horror Story has been scaring the pants off us for six full seasons now, and we’ve only just begun to crack open number 7. Plus the chilly approach of fall looming in the air, there’s no better time to dive into the all-consuming marathon of episode binges and theorizing. We know that Ryan Murphy has been hiding some clues for whatever he's got up his sleeve and we'll be damned if we don't get to the bottom of it.

We went ahead and dove into the black hole that is AHS theories and it’s a miracle we came out alive. There are some insane theories among the fans, and some of them are so crazy that they just might work. Spoilers abound so proceed with caution!

1. Each of the seasons represent Circles of Hell from Dante’s Inferno.


This is one of the longest-running AHS fan theories. It’s back in the spotlight recently due to Ryan Murphy posting an Instagram referencing it and noting that it’s “interesting” (Interesting how, Ryan?! Because it’s true?!).
The theory is that every season of American Horror Story is one of the nine circles of hell — Murder House is Limbo, Hotel is Gluttony, Freakshow is Greed, Roanoke is Anger, Cult is Heresy, Asylum is Fraud, and Coven is Treachery. If it’s true, that means we still have Lust and Violence to look forward to in the next couple years… so that's fun.