Initially when talking about the upcoming season of American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy said that he enjoyed the lighter tones of Coven so much that he would continue that trend with 'Freak Show'. Seems like that may not be the case, and I for one, am totally stoked.
I didn't outright hate Coven, there were aspects I really enjoyed, and others not so much. But Asylum, however, I could watch over and over, as I felt that was by far the creepiest, scariest season yet. Mostly impart to Lily Rabe's amazing performance as the possessed nun Sister Mary Eunice. So when saw this EW article saying Ryan Murphy felt that the season was turning out to be more like Asylum, my excitement for 'Freak Show' definitely kicked into high gear.
Ryan Murphy Talks Freak Show with EW
“It was always a concept that Jessica and I talked about really early on,” says Murphy of Freak Show. “It was always her favorite one, which I thought was funny. I’ve had many different versions that I’ve run by her. I just love it. It feels really right. 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.”
Scary Clowns You Say?
If you watch American Horror Story, I would like to think that you would have instantly recognized the above image as Pennywise the clown. One of literary's most famous and terrifying clowns, Pennywise gave most of the kids of my generation nightmares, regardless if you read about him or watched him on the big screen.
Now with the news of the AHS bringing another scary clown into our lives, could Pennywise's reign be over? But a terrifying clown isn't all! In the EW article Murphy also says that they will have "...[our own] version of it."
Great. WTF does that mean? Knowing some of the things that Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have shown us so far, I can only imagine more images from our nightmares will be coming to life in American Horror Story Season 4.
'Freak Show' premieres in the fall of 2014.
P.S. I freakin' hate clowns. Beep Beep.