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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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.
'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.
'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.
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.
'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!
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'!
Say what you will about the maddening onslaught of increasingly nonsensical 'AMerican Horror Story: Freak Show' teasers, they at least set the stage. Before next week's premiere, FX has at last delivered our first proper trailer for the fourth cycle of Ryan Murphy's horror-drama, so step right up and visit 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'!
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has promised to show us all manner of unusual people from every walk of life, its increasingly grotesque teasers highlighting everything from three legs to clowns that haunt our dreams forever, but now season 4 has a growth of its very own. Our October 8 premiere of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has officially expanded to 90 minutes!
Well, we knew this day was coming. The moment 'American Horror Story' revealed that season 4 would inhabit a terrifying 'Freak Show,' we knew that the worst of horror's worst would be on the way: clowns. And while we still don't know exactly what this year's big bad clown killer "Twisty" looks like, the latest teasers and details will already have you running for the hills.