Those of you who suffer from Coulrophobia, please look away now.
American Horror Story creator, Ryan Murphy, has revealed the fourth season of the spooky show, titled Freak Show, will feature the most terrifying bad guy yet: a clown.
When asked about the tone of the new season, Murphy said:
I thought it was going to be light but it’s turning out to be quite terrifyingly dark, which it feels much more like the Asylum season. But look — if you have a character named the Clown Killer, it’s going to be dark.
Clown Killer! Seriously? I still haven't fully recovered from watching IT when I was a child. I'm not sure I'm ready for more evil clown action.
But this is TV. Surely the clown can't be that scary, can it? Apparently it can, with Murphy admitting Clown Killer is going to be "The most terrifying clown ever".
Originally titled Circus, [American Horror Story](series:206668) Season 4 is set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950 and sees Jessica Lange starring as a German ex-pat managing one of the few remaining freak shows in the U.S.
I imagine lots of things will go bump in the night.