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Ryan Murphy's hot and hunky men: A 'Glee'fully 'Horror'fying slideshow

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Creative genius extraordinaire, Ryan Murphy, has unquestionably cornered the market on generating huge television hits. Sure, at the center of “Glee” and “American Horror Story” are brilliantly written stories that keep us coming back for more. But, the stories would simply be words on paper without talented actors who bring the characters vividly to life.

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After all, we don't read TV shows. We watch them. So, let’s face it. The hot and hunky men that fill Ryan Murphy’s creative canvas are a huge draw. From Darren Criss to Evan Peters, and Dylan McDermott to Matthew Morrison, they pull us into their fictional worlds and hold us as a captive (and willing) audience.

They bring eye candy and pull on our heartstrings in more ways than one. We love to follow where these men lead us. They’ve taken us into “American Horror Story’s” dark world of infidelity, schizophrenia, murder and supernatural mayhem. They’ve given us front row seats for “Glee’s” romantic serenades, hot dance numbers and tender moments of teenage love, insecurity and dreams for the future.

The two shows couldn’t be more different in genre and theme. But the men who light up our TV screens on both of these series have one undeniable thing in common: they are h-o-t, hot.

Of course, Ryan Murphy , Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan have to be included in this list as series co-creators. What can possibly be hotter than being one of the men whose brilliant and creatively diverse minds brought two of the most original and engaging television series of all time into existence?

So, on to the list. The men, of course, are not ranked in order of their hotness. It’s really impossible to designate one of these guys as being hotter than another. They are all hot in their own right and in their own way. The main point is they all drive up our internal thermometers…

A “Glee”fully “Horror”fying Hot Male List

1. Ryan Murphy (Co-Creator/”Glee”, “AHS”)

2. Brad Falchuk (Co-Creator/”Glee”, “AHS”)

3. Ian Brennan (Co-Creator/”Glee”)

4. Darren Criss (Blaine/”Glee”)

5. Cory Monteith (Finn/”Glee”)

6. Chris Colfer (Kurt/”Glee”)

7. Mark Salling (Puck/”Glee”)

8. Matthew Morrison (Will/”Glee”)

9. Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike/”Glee”)

10. Chord Overstreet (Sam/”Glee”)

11. Kevin McHale (Artie/”Glee”)

12. Samuel Larsen (Joe/”Glee”)

13. Damian McGinty (Rory/”Glee”)

14. Dylan McDermott (Ben/”American Horror Story”)

15. Evan Peters (Tate/”American Horror Story”)

16. Teddy Sears (Patrick/”American Horror Story”)

17. Zachary Quinto (Chad/”American Horror Story”)

18. Michael Graziadei (Travis/”American Horror Story”)

19. Morris Chestnut (Luke/”American Horror Story”)

20. Adam Levine (A lover/”American Horror Story”)

It’s raining men, hallelujah! Go ahead, have fun browsing slowly through the slideshow to gaze at these gorgeous guys and read a little bit about what makes each of them so attractive. Also feel free to give a shout out to your favorite “Glee” or “AHS” hottie in the comments below!