The first episode of American Horror Story dropped, and what a way to start a season! I love the way the dark tone, bizarre eroticism, and sharp surprise tactics have carried over into the new season. Check out the recap!
What Happened: Elsa (the ever fabulous Jessica Lange) persuades conjoined twins, Bette & Dot Tattler, to join her Freak Show, where Jimmy Darling (Evan Peters) kills a cop to stop him from taking the girls away. Twisty the Clown is on a killing spree as the Freak Show make their first performance, including an achingly sorrowful rendition of Life on Mars from Elsa.
Death Count: 4 (5 if you count Mrs. Tattler, who technically died before the episode started)
Most Horrific Moment: Twisty the Clown goes on a Murder Spree
In fact, pretty much every time Twisty the Clown was on screen was horrific. He brutally stabbed everything in sight with a bullish strength reminiscent of Rob Zombie's re-imagined Michael Myers. And he's got two hostages now, God knows what he wants with them.
Surprise of the Episode: Elsa Mars is missing her legs beneath the knee - which we discover in a particularly touching reveal at the end of the episode.
Music Featured: 'Kiss of Fire' - Georgia Gibbs, 'Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart' - Vera Lynn
Did you notice? Asylum's Pepper appeared! Check out the discussion on an American Horror Story connected universe here.
Did you love the first episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show?