Tuesday, March 25, 2014

HORROR ON TV: Gooble Gobble Gooble Gobble, AMERICAN HORROR STORY Names Fourth Season - FREAKSHOW

Last week it was let loose that the fourth season of the anthology based American Horror Story would take place at, somewhat of a, carnival and would be set in the 1950's. Well, yesterday Ryan Murphy made it official with the announcement of the title: American Horror Story: Freak Show

Murphy also divulged a few plot points, not much (in true AHS fashion) but enough to get fans salivating. Set in Florida in 1950, Jessica Lange will return as a German expatriate as the manager of the last standing freak show in the US. AHS regulars Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Frances Conroy as well as season 3 (Coven) players Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett will comprise her merry group of freaks that Lange has rescued. The season will follow their exploits as they "do anything to keep their business around". 

There is no reason in denying that I did not watch this past season. It held little to no appeal to me, to be completely honest. It seemed a little too polished and pristine and while there's nothing wrong with that, I simply prefer the grimy approach that season two's Asylum delivered. I'm hoping that this may be the format of the show, as season one was quite tailored for the ladies, perhaps the boys will get some nasty violence in even numbered seasons? 

I'll be keeping you posted as more news trickles down the line, and as I'm sure you can already pre-meditate, American Horror Story: Freak Show will return in time for the Halloween season.

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