Prepare to be afraid!
American Horror Story has become the series that taps into the mental state of its viewers. The time of the Fall season always has fans rallying for Ryan Murphy to reveal American Horror Story’s next season theme. You have the seasons prior to showing you the gritty backstory of others from a crazed institution to the undisclosed stories of a hotel featuring some of the most diverse cast of characters any series has offered.
The new season of American Horror Story definitely plays on the -phobia that’s plagued the world for decades. During 1990 this -phobia would later be exacerbated from the movie “IT”—a horror film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “IT”—which featured a scary looking clown named Pennywise the Clown. Fast forward to yesterday as the people who are afraid of clowns will definitely be after watching this.
FX would release a teaser for the upcoming new season of “American Horror Story” which has now been sub-dubbed “Cult”. The teaser features a cult of clowns being creepy around the stage, brandishing weapons with the occasional screams that intensify the eerie aura that already exists. Another aspect that’s shown is the occasional face popping out of the cult.
In the background, you hear a creepy narration intones, “Do you ever feel alone? Does it seem like no one ever understands you? Do some people just make you sick? Are you afraid? We can set you free. We can make you strong. We want you.”
Murphy previously revealed that fictionalized versions of Trump and Clinton will appear in the show, even though they’re not the focus:
“I think people literally think Sarah Paulson is playing Hillary Clinton, and I wanted to clarify that that is not true. Horror Story is always about allegory, so the election is allegory. It’s our jumping off point. It is about the election we just went through and what happened on that night and the fallout of that night, which to many people, from all sides of the camps is a horror story. And you know, that show is always so fun when it’s about the zeitgeist and what we’re doing now.”
The show won’t rehash the campaign but it does begin on the night of the election:
“[We haven’t cast Clinton or Trump] yet. We’re halfway through the writing and not yet. But it’s really, really fun. It starts on election night is all I’ll say…It’s very scary that night for many people. It’s fun, you will like it. It’s really a season that will have a lot of people interested and I think there’s something for everybody in that season.”