Written by: Andrea Martin. Media by: Charley Phillips.
From the murder house, to the asylum, and then to witchcraft and sorcery, American Horror Story has now turned its attention to the freakish and weird.
American Horror Story co-creator, Ryan Murphy, has declared that “Freak Show” will be, by far, the scariest season of AHS yet, and judging by the main title sequence video, Murphy doesn’t seem to be lying.
The video itself is disturbing as it depicts demented looking clowns and two-headed skeletons walking about in a carnival-like surrounding. Of course, this is only the main title, so what can be expected from the season is sure to be even more gruesome and relentless in its pursuit to serve up fear.
Jessica Lange, whom won this years’ Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her work in AHS: Coven, will return for, what has been rumored, her final season. She will portray Elsa Mars, the manager of the freak show, and the last of its kind, during the 1950s.
Starring along side her include former actresses from past seasons of AHS such as Sarah Paulson, playing the two-headed character of Bette and Dot, Angela Basset, whose character looks to have three breasts, and Kathy Bates, the bearded woman of the freak show. Emma Roberts and Evan Peters will also be shown this season. Newcomers include Michael Chiklis (The Shield), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), and John Carol Lynch (Body of Proof), who will be portraying Twisty the Clown, the main antagonist of the show (for all of you scared of clowns, beware!).
From what can be seen in the teaser trailers, season four of AHS looks revamped and ready to create a fright night. The characters, freakish and outlandish in their appearance, are sure to be unique and different in approach. The execution and presentation that has been handed to fans of AHS is over the top, but is something you expect from this quirky and fascinating series. I mean the title of the show should give you some kind of indication as to what it is trying to accomplish, right?
Perfect in its timing, American Horror Story: Freak Show is set to premiere Oct. 8 at 10 pm E.T.
The first two seasons of American Horror Story can be found on Netflix, and each season depicts a different story with new sets of characters.