As the anticipation for the new entry into the American Horror Story franchise builds, the show's creator is worried that he may have created a clown that is just too scary for us mere mortals to handle.
Ryan Murphy, the mastermind behind AHS, told Buzzfeed,
"I’m worried about people being too afraid of our clown. It’s heart-stopping what he does, I’m worried that people are going to have cardiac arrests… The clown’s intro in the first episode is … It’s brutal."
Twisty the clown is played by John Carroll Lynch (Fargo) and it has been said that some crew members were unable to look at him while some even had to leave the set. Even Murphy was afraid of Lynch the first time he saw him. And he is the one who created the character!
As usual, Murphy has kept mostly quiet about any details regarding Twisty the clown, but while speaking with Buzzfeed, Lynch was willing to say of his character, "His actions are horrific, but his motives are really strangely, oddly pure. That's what is most human and most disturbing about it."
The clowns that have been featured in the teasers and promos for AHS:Freak Show are not Twisty. We will be forced to wait for the season premier to see what level Twisty is on the scale of Coulrophobia.
American Horror Story: Freak Show will premiere on FX October 8 @ 10 p.m.