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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Review: “Edward Mordrake, Part 2″

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The first few episodes of 'Freak Show' have largely placed the lesser-known supporting characters on the periphery, perhaps to the show's detriment, as the Curiosities in Fraulein Elsa's Cabinet appear to offer much of interest. The ghastly Edward Mordrake gets it, as does Elsa, on some level; if only the people of Jupiter, Florida would give them a chance, they would see it -- how compelling and relatable they truly are. Every bit as deserving at a chance in the spotlight as Kathy Bates' Ethel or Sarah Paulson's Dot and Bette. "Edward Mordrake, Part 2" begins by giving at least a couple of them a chance to shine. It's not much, but it's a step in the right direction.

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’: Lily Rabe to Reprise ‘Asylum’ Character

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has proven a curiosity unto itself, not only by today's addition of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, but by the return of Naomi Grossman's 'Asylum' character Pepper. Now, the future Briarcliff inmate will have some 'Freak Show' company later on it seems, as Lily Rabe has been confirmed to reprise her 'Asylum' role as Sister Mary Eunice!

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Officially Adds Neil Patrick Harris, With a Side of David Burtka

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We normally toss a few grains of salt onto showrunners and stars chatting about potential collaborations, but in the case of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show''s Ryan Murphy and Neil Patrick Harris, chatting seems to have paid off! The former 'HIMYM' star, 2015 Oscars host and NBC variety leader will officially guest on the 'Freak Show' later this season, bringing with him husband David Burtka.

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Review: “Edward Mordrake”

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The second episode of 'Freak Show' placed us in some worrisome and familiar territory, pitting freak against freak as Dell was introduced to the mix, but tonight's third episode goes a little ways to course-correcting the season (for now, at least). In the first of the two-part Halloween episode, we meet the titular "Edward Mordrake," the boogeyman among the freaks, for even those we're most afraid of have someone that terrifies them. (Well, there's Twisty, but still.)

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Review: “Massacres and Matinees”

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Condensed down to its regular hour-long runtime, this week's second episode of 'Freak Show' still manages to offer wacky wonders and oddball delights, but the introduction of Michael Chiklis as strongman Dell Toledo presents a new conflict for our cast of characters -- and with that conflict comes a familiar problem for 'American Horror Story,' giving this particular bit of plotting a rushed feeling. And while the overbearing Dell may strong-arm his way into having everyone thinking he's top dog, his three-breasted wife Desiree seems way more interesting.

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‘American Horror Story’ Season 5: FX Renews for Another Subtitle in 2015

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'American Horror Story' isn't quite the juggernaut for FX that 'The Walking Dead' marks for AMC, though this should come as no surprise. Following the fourth season 'Freak Show''s record-breaking debut last week, FX has officially granted a fifth season to Ryan Murphy's horror-thriller, bringing us another all-new 'American Horror Story' in October 2015.

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Premiere Review: “Monsters Among Us”

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'American Horror Story' returns for a fourth season, taking us under the tent with perhaps its least subtle outing yet, introducing us to the oddities of the 'Freak Show,' led by Jessica Lange's glamorous Elsa Mars. Subtlety has never been creator Ryan Murphy's strong suit, but Murphy (who also wrote and directed tonight's premiere) seems to have fully embraced that approach, delivering what appears to be both the most horrifying and joyful season yet.

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‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’: FX Orders ‘AHS’ Spinoff, No Joke

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By now we're admittedly used to the prospect of blockbuster cable TV series spawning "companion" spinoffs, but FX's newest 'American Horror Story' riff is by far the most perplexing yet. The network has officially placed an order for Ryan Murphy's 'American Crime Story' series, its first season subtitled 'The People v. O.J. Simpson,' and we assure you, this is not a joke.

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New ‘American Horror Story’ Season 4 Featurette Goes “Inside the Freak Show”

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'American Horror Story' Season 4 will formally open its 'Freak Show' with next week's Wednesday premiere "Monsters Among Us," but as the recent trailer proves, FX isn't shy about offering lookie-loos an early peep. Go behind the scenes of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' with a new featurette of fresh footage and cast interviews, along with another new trailer!

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Reveals Suitably Horrifying Opening Credits

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Where yesterday saw 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' inviting fans to step right up into a brand-new trailer and first peek at our killer clown, today's latest reveal from the FX horror-drama's fourth season proves no less freaky. Check out a circus-load of unsettling CG freaks and suitably haunting music in the full opening credits sequence from 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'!

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