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American Horror Story: Freak Show review

The opening credits are enough to give even the bravest person nightmares. The show goes into a lot more detail than past seasons with creepy clowns and a scary circus theme that grabs viewers instantly.

Award winners Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange open the show with the mystery of the manipulative Elsa Mars’ interest in siamese twins, Bette and Dot Tattler, who are on the run for the crime they’ve committed.

At first glance, it would seem that Mars is a very genuine and kind character but that would be too easy. As the episode goes on, it is revealed how evil and narcissistic she really is. Mars will do anything to get her way and at any cost. When she was portrayed to be one of the hated characters this season, a breakthrough is shown when she actually has a disability herself, hence her connections with the freaks.

Mars owns the freak show and circus and that is the only reason why she is interested in Bette and Dot, or any of the other freaks for that matter. She hopes that the twins are just what she needed to bring in customers so that she can finally become the star she has always wanted to be.

Each of the people in the show live up to their names and definitely are not afraid to keep outsiders away. They immediately show the dark side of the freak world and how much danger everyone around them is in. If that’s not scary enough for fans, there is the “cliche” killer clown that lurks around town.

One of the main things that long time fans will notice immediately is that one of the biggest veteran characters from past seasons is not in Freak Show. Even with the lack of Taissa Farmiga, this season is promising, especially with the variety of new faces and veterans.

People that have never seen any of the other seasons of American Horror Story but love all things creepy and suspenseful will fall in love with his instantly.

You can catch American Horror Story: Freak Show Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.

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