Season 1, Episode 1
Mere minutes into Salem, this dark lord playfully (almost Alucarda-like) reveals itself, come to take an offering.
Hell on Earth, presented not as fire but a writhing orgy of damned souls in black tar
A bewitched, gnarled baby
Manipulated into false accusations, young Mercy points the blame via geysers of glorious blood vomit
The serpent familiar, cut from Mercy's abdomen
In anticipation of necromancy, a face is peeled
The bloody skull beneath
The talking head
The hoofs come for Mercy
The clearest look at the horned god, an eerie, off-putting visage
In one of the most sensational sequences, a witch slices her wrists and rains blood down on the earth, prompting the undead to rise
Salem's own take on the classic hand emerging from beyond the grave
This terrific graveyard dutch angle takes Salem to horror comic heights
Yet another familiar, this time self-removed
After a game of "Light as a feather, stiff as a board" a crew of colonial teen witches take vengeance on a drunk, abusive father. It is a savage beatdown and subsequent dismemberment to remember.
Mercy survives on the rotting organs of corpses
One of the series' terrific weird sisters cries blood from an eyeless face
For all this talk of gore, the costume design is also stellar and Mary's gown, flowing over and next to a corpse, makes for a lingering finale.