The year is 1952 in Jupiter, Fl. In the distance, the colorful tents of a carnival start to rise up to the sky, but this is no ordinary show—it is American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Season four, which premiered Oct. 8, revolves around Elsa Mars (played by leading actress Jessica Lange) a former performer that channels her unachieved dreams of stardom into one of the last freak shows in America.
Behind the curtain is Jimmy Darling (Evan Peters) as Lobster Boy, Ma Petite (Jyoti Amge), Amazon Eve (Erika Ervin) and even a geek who bites the heads off of small animals that goes by the name of Meep. However, that does not seem to be enough talent for the hungry freak-show host who soon recruits the beautiful conjoined sisters, Bette and Dot Tattler (Sarah Paulson), into the show business family as the headliners, in hopes that the show will gain publicity and will spark the curiosity and interest of the locals.
If American Horror Story has proved anything, it is that it will not fail to make your hair stand on end.
This treat of twisted terror is what has brought Twisty the clown to life and into our nightmares. The silent killer has everyone suffering from coulrophobia. Even the show’s creator Ryan Murphy is concerned his clown might be too scary according to an interview with Buzzfeed.
Murphy has said he wanted to create the scariest clown in the history of television, and the truth is, he might have achieved it.
American Horror Story: Freak Show will seduce you with it’s sexy and dark mood. Optimistically, we will all make it to the season finale without heart failure, but you never know what terrifying things a two-faced man rising from the dead may be hiding under his sleeve.