Have you watched any off the past “American Horror Story” series when they aired over the last couple of years? There are three of them if you haven’t already dug into them and there is some seriously quirky and spooky business going on in each one. The interesting thing about the show is that each new season is a different premise and not just one long continuing storyline. What began with the “Murder House” and led us to the “Asylum” caught us in a magical web with “Coven” and here we are now with nickels in hand lining up at the circus for its latest offering “Freak Show” which airs tonight on FX (check your local listings for times). Check out the poster below that I borrowed from The Hollywood Reporter since it was nicely sized and then we can dig into the premise, cast and more.
The Plot: The fourth season will be set in Jupiter, Florida in 1952. It will be centered around one of the few remaining freak shows at the time, as its members do anything to keep the business alive. The season will focus on the conflict between the freaks and the “evil forces” who do not understand them. The season will also feature a “clown killer” and a “bearded lady”.
Sarah Paulson as Bette and Dot Tattler
Evan Peters as Jimmy Darling
Michael Chiklis as Dell Toledo
Frances Conroy as Gloria Mott
Denis O’Hare as Stanley
Emma Roberts as Maggie Esmerelda
Finn Wittrock as Dandy Mott
Angela Bassett as Desiree Dupree
Kathy Bates as Ethel Darling
Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars
Naomi Grossman as Pepper
Gabourey Sidibe as TBA
Wes Bentley as Edward Mordrake
John Carroll Lynch as Twisty the Clown
Jyoti Amge as Ma Petite
Patti LaBelle as TBA
Erika Ervin as Amazon Eve
Mat Fraser as Paul the Illustrated Seal
Skyler Samuels as TBA
Rose Siggins as Legless Suzi
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll admit that I have enjoyed all of the past three seasons of this show so far with “Asylum” being the first favorite followed by “Murder House” since it was so new in how they were delivering this program. “Coven” lost me about mid-way through and without spoiling it for you will say that its ending left me for want. Of course it was still better than the finale of “True Blood” so that is saying something. With “Freak Show” I can that the visuals of the freaks are really out there. I have a feeling that this particular show will be the most troubling of them all. Only time will tell and so to close up I wonder if you readers who have horror on their mind will be tuning it to this. Let me know in the comments so we can jabber about it. You can also follow along via the official Wiki entry which is below but be aware that they often put spoiler information on there so if you have set your DVR make sure you are up to date before hitting the link.
Official Show Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Horror_Story:_Freak_Show
The past seasons are on full boxed sets that you can order on Amazon.com below. There are also some streaming means available so if you have Netflix you can check it out there as a part of your subscription. Dig in.