Last season you were the scurrdy cats at our very own Coven of witches here at TT, but now I want to affectionately call you freaktards. Just embrace it, and don’t be offended by the lack of political correctness. We’re supposed to have freaky fun while freaking out while watching American Horror Story: Freak Show. Plan to be submerged into a dark sinister world set in the 1950’s in Jupiter Florida for the last struggling traveling carnival called “The Cabinets of Curiosities” with Jessica Lange as the ring leader Elsa Mars, who also sings some David Bowie too. #LifeOnMars
Prepare to not be able to unsee what you see. There will be plenty of human oddities that confuse the senses. Most impressively Sarah Paulson has 2 heads, Angela Bassett has 3 breasts, and Kathy Bates has a beard. I’ve read that this season the writers pushed the limits with some unsettling psychosexual situations too. You don’t even want to know what Evan Peters’ lobster hands can do. #ThirdBase
So who is the villain this season? It.is.a.fucking.clown! I’m already peeing in my pants at the thought of Twisty the Clown, and Twisty is going to be murdering people up in herre! What you freaktards need to know is that I can handle any kind of horror with no problems. But clowns? OH HELL NAH.
For the record I have a mild-moderate phobia of clowns. I was a kid in the 70’s, and creepy clowns were a big part of my childhood & pop culture. There was Bozo the Clown, Romper Room, Ronald McDonald, & musical jack in the box toys. Do any of you remember when the Jack In the Box burger chain used to have an actual glowing 3D CLOWN HEAD staring you in the drive thru? My clown phobia was solidified thanks to notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy & his horrific clown creeper ways. So I’m gonna need some weekly volunteers to hold me during the clown scenes, preferably someone with a hairy chest. #Match.com
More surprising than the sexually explicit images in the opening credits is that the music was remixed. I thought the original music was iconic to the series, but it still has the essence of the former music, but it’s less jarring to the ears but more musical & dreamlike to fit the carnival theme. Later on in the season we’ll be able to recognize the hidden clues that are always peppered throughout the credits.
Speaking of pepper, I am thrilled that Pepper, a wildly popular but underused character from Season 2 AHS:Asylum, played by Naomi Grossman will be crossing over into Season 4. This is the FIRST time a character has crossed over to another season. Also joining the cast is Patti Labelle (YASS!!), Michael Chiklis, Matt Bomer, & Finn Wittrock, and expect more freaky surprises by show creator Ryan Murphy.
“Monsters Among Us” is the title of the 90 minute premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show on FX tonight at 10 ET, and please join us here for our discussion. I will post a recap tomorrow or Friday, but I wanted an immediate place for us freaktards to gather and talk during and after the show. Watch out for Twisty because that freak don’t play.
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American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 10 p.m. Normal People Time in FX.