'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Details Revealed


'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Details Revealed


The most spectacular show on Earth is about to become the stuff of nightmares. At least, that's what Ryan Murphy invisions for the upcoming fourth installment of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show,' which will air later this fall on FX.

The 'AHS' co-creator recently sat down with the folks over at Entertainment Weekly to dish out a few very disturbing (aka awesome) details about what fans can expect to see come out of this three-ring circus of a season.

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Set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950, 'Freak Show' will find Jessica Lange playing a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the United States. Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy will all play performers in her group of "unusuals."

"It was always a concept that Jessica and I talked about really early on," Murphy tells the site. "It was always her favorite one, which I thought was funny. I’ve had many different versions that I’ve run by her. I just love it. It feels really right."

Oh, and surprise, surprise — it's going to be SUPER scary. "I thought it was going to be light but it’s turning out to be quite terrifyingly dark, which it feels much more like the 'Asylum' season," Murphy describes. "But look — if you have a character named the Clown Killer, it’s going to be dark."

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So scary clowns are definitely happening? "Yes," confirms Murphy. But not just any kind of clown: "the most terrifying clown ever!" And what about other famous freak show tropes, like the bearded lady?  "Yes," he teases. "Our version of it."

Let the night terrors begin! Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to book a few therapy sessions for October. I suggest you do the same.

- American Horror Story
- Ryan Murphy
- FX

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
May 9th, 2014, 9:44 am

Images courtesy of FX


Message Posted On May 15th, 2014, 9:06 am
Hopefully AHS might get HBO to review its policy on Carnivale; that show was cancelled WAY too soon. There was still so much story to tell. Comparison is bound to be made in some form (and possibly with Heroes' last season.) AHS really seems to lack a sense of coherency. It's like they're pitching ideas while they're filming without a final goal in mind (*cough LOST *cough* <sorry>). Season 2 fell apart 2 episodes or so from the end when it compromised the set behaviour of the characters thus far in the series and Season 3 - while visually entertaining - had no soul; especially with the characters being killed off and resurrected again willy-nilly. Urgh. There's always PENNY DREADFUL and, hopefully, WAYWARD PINES...

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Message Posted On May 10th, 2014, 9:16 am

I recently finished watching Carnivale which was excellent. AHS take on it better be just as or better than it, last season with the tween witches was awful.


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Message Posted On May 10th, 2014, 7:46 am

Please let this be more coherant and dare i say it "scarier" show than that mess of a third season was