by Shelby Williams
Co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are at it again, season four of American Horror Story (AHS) is creeping up on us all too quickly. October 8th, it’s a fact that the audience will not be ready for what horrors are in store for them.
Those who have watched this television show before understand the horrifying twists this show has within its multiple plots. AHS has been set in three different locations before; a haunted house, an insane asylum, and in New Orleans revolving around a coven of witches.
“The first seasons always had me on edge! They were nail biters and I can’t wait to watch the fourth,” said junior Megan Dusci.
Season four takes place in Jupiter, Florida in the mid-1950’s. Returning cast member Jessica Lange will be playing the ring leader of this scrappy group of misfits. Her character Elsa Mars is the heroine at one point but not for long, rescuing “freaks” from hospitals, and jails, saving them from being shipped to asylums and becomes their guardian.
An official description of American Horror Story: Freak Show was given: “The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.” (hngn.com)
“I’m looking forward to it,” said senior Cora Etzler.
Many interesting characters show up in the story of Freak Show, many being familiar faces from the past seasons. Dot and Bette: conjoined twins played by veteran Sarah Paulson, Jimmy Darling: a boy with fused fingers (or lobster hands) played by Evan Peters, and Ethel Darling: mother to Jimmy Darling and also a bearded woman is played by returning cast member Kathy Bates. Other appearances include the memorable muscle man, “two-faced Edward Mordrake,” and the twisted clown.
“It’s going to be terrifying, I hate clowns,” said junior Tessa Brubaker.
Speaking of clowns; Buzzfeed conducted an interview with co-creator Ryan Murphy who said “if we were going to do clowns, we were going to create the most terrifying clown of all time.” Buzzfeed also titled AHS season 4 as “the most twisted season of American Horror Story yet!” (kpopstarz.com)(Buzzfeed.com)
Audiences should be on edge and expect anything with this twisted circus, a terrifying plot, demented and unethical characters and actions making an appearance and occurring. Maybe you should leave the lights on when you’re watching. Just be ready this fall.
“I’m worried that people are going to suffer from cardiac arrest,” said Murphy.