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Is it just me, or does it feel like we’re never ever going to get to the first episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show? Maybe it’s just that FX has been releasing one whacked-out teaser after another, ramping my anticipation up higher than the Big Top. Above is one of the latest promos, showcasing another grotesque clown’s face, though it still isn’t THE clown that series co-creator Ryan Murphy has been bragging on for the past couple of months. That one is supposed to give everyone heart palpitations even if you aren’t watching.
As it is, this guy’s mug is just painful to look at, as if he’s got only the bottom half of his face hanging out of a car window as it’s zooming down the interstate at 70 m.p.h. But the most disturbing part to me is his eyes. They’re completely emotionless, which obviously means he’s used to having his cheeks distended like that. And that’s just creepy.
And what about our old friend, the three-legged woman?
She’s just hanging around on the old trapeze is all. I wonder if it’s easier or harder to get up the ladder when you’re working with three feet, or if three-legged ladies of a feather costume flock together...costume. I’ll stop now.
Another new promo, seen below, offers up a pair of ladies that just so happen to share the same eyeballs and ears. It’s the not conjoined twins we’ll be seeing in the show, as played by Sarah Paulson, but it’s an interesting visual nonetheless. Wir sind alle freaks, indeed.
Speaking of conjoined people, let’s go ahead and get this one off our backs.
For this season, Jessica Lange plays Elsa Mars, a German expatriate who runs one of America’s last successful freak shows. They set up shop in Jupiter, Florida, where a deadly entity rises up with the intention of taking them all out. (Find out who all of the characters are here.) This season also stars Michael Chiklis, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, John Carroll Lynch, Wes Bentley, Denis O’Hare, Finn Whitrock and Patti LaBelle.
American Horror Story: Freak Show will make its horrifying debut on FX on Wednesday, October 8. Clowns!