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Jessica Lange Covers Lana Del Rey’s “Gods and Monsters” On AHS

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On this week’s episode of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” we finally were treated to the episode that Ryan Murphy teased months ago. Star Jessica Lange covered the Lana Del Rey song, “Gods & Monsters” and it was seriously amazing.

Every episode of AHS: Freak Show so far has had a musical number and I kind of hope it stay this way. The season premiere featured Lange singing David Bowie’s “Life on Mars,” and last week, Sarah Paulson’s heads, Dot and Bette, sang Fiona Apple’s “Criminal.”

You can watch the clip from this week’s episode where Lange sings “Gods & Monsters” below!

Professional Clown Club Says AHS Is Perpetuating “Clown Fear” Culture

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The fourth season of “American Horror Story” takes place within a circus so it is not surprising that there is a creepy and murderous clown afoot in this year’s horrifying plot. But apparently there is one group of people who are not too happy that clowns are once again being portrayed as scary.

In AHS: Freak Show, there is a killer clown called Twisty who as you can imagine is well twisted. And clown fear is  a well established phobia that the show is playing on for this season. However, according to a feature at The Hollywood Reporter, a group of professional  clowns say that Twisty and AHS is perpetuating the clown phobia.

Glenn Kohlberger, the  president of Clowns of America International, the biggest clown club in the country said,

“Hollywood makes money sensationalizing the norm,” he says. “They can take any situation no matter how good or pure and turn it into a nightmare. We do not support in any way, shape or form any medium that sensationalizes or adds to coulrophobia or ‘clown fear,’” Kohlberger says. “Clowns to killers…I choose not to play into any of it.”

He also blames shows like AHS for membership in the organization being on the downfall in the latest years.

However, ask many people where their phobia comes from? Person experience. So, whether shows like AHS or the movie IT are to blame can be unfair.

You can read the entire piece over at The Hollywood Reporter and decide for yourself.

Main Titles Released For “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

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The main titles for “American Horror Story: Freak Show” have been released courtesy of showrunner Ryan Murphy. You can watch the titles below!

“AHS: Freak Show” is set in Jupiter, Florida in 1952, when a “troupe of curiosities” arrives to town as a dark entity threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. It follows the performers and their journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

The cast features return cast members Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts and Dennis O’Hare also star. Newcomers include Michael Chiklis, Patti LaBelle, Finn Wittrock and John Carroll Lynch, with Matt Bomer and Wes Bentley set for guest appearances.

“AHS: Freak Show” debuts with a 90-minute premiere Oct. 8 on FX.

First Official Trailer – AHS: Freak Show

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After several teasers and mini trailers, we finally have a real full length trailer for the upcoming season four of “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”

Season 4 of the anthology series is set in Florida, circa 1952. It follows a travelling circus known as a “troupe of curiosities” that arrives at the same time that a dark entity emerges, threatening the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. From the official description: “This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amid the dying world of the American carny experience.”

Season four stars:

  • Jessica Lange stars as Elsa Mars, a German expatriate managing one of the last remaining freak shows in the country. 
  • Emma Roberts as Maggie
  • Sarah Paulson as conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler
  • Kathy Bates as the bearded lady Effil Darling
  • Michael Chiklis as strong man Wendell Del Toredo
  • Angela Bassett as the three-breasted Desiree Dupree
  • Evan Peters as Jimmy Darling.

Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock as well as the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge have also signed on as cast members for season 4 while Patti LaBelle will appear in a four-episode arc and Matt Bomerset will appear in guest role.

Show creator Ryan Murphy will direct the pilot, marking the first time he’s helmed an episode since the series debut.

You can watch the new trailer below. “AHS: Freak Show” debuts Oct. 8 on FX.

Wes Bentley Joins “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

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This can only be good news! Wes Bentley has been confirmed as the next actor joining the cast of “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”

According to a report from Variety, Bentley will play a character called Eddie, a tormentor from Kathy Bates’ character’s past who is seeking revenge, and appear in the Halloween two-part episode.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” will see the return of AHS veterans Bates, Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy and Angela Bassett. Micheal Chiklis has also joined the cast as Bates ex-husband and Bassett’s current husband – this will be good.  The fourth season is set in the 50’s centered around the last freak show in America.

Bentley is most known from his role as Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games and his role in the critically acclaimed film American Beauty. 

AHS: Freakshow Will Feature Dual Role for Sarah Paulson

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We finally have the first bit of news regarding the upcoming fourth season of “American Horror Story.” Actress Sarah Paulson revealed her role in “Freakshow” on Twitter. According to her tweet she will be playing a freak of the two headed variety named Bette and Dot.

With Paulson, “American Horror Story: Freakshow” will see AHS veterans Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Denis O’Hare, and Frances Conroy returning to the cast along with new cast members Michael Chiklis and Jamie Brewer.

The fourth season will premiere on FX in October.

You can see Paulson’s reveal from Twitter below:

American Horror Story: Freak Show Adds Michael Chiklis

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chiklisJust days after the official announcement, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” has added a new (non-recurring) cast member. Last week at Paleyfest in Los Angeles, show creator Ryan Murphy revealed that the Michael Chiklis (“The Shield,” “Fantastic Four” films) has officially signed on to the cast.

Chiklis is set to play “American Horror Story” alum Evan Peter’s father in the fourth season. Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Jamie Brewer, Denis O’Hare and Frances Conroy – as previously reported – are returning as well.

The few details we know about the season is that it will be set in Florida following a, well, freak show. Expect the new season to begin in October.

It’s Official: American Horror Story: Freak Show

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Ryan Murphy has officially announced that the fourth season of “American Horror Story” will be titled “Freak Show” and set in a carnival partially in homage to Todd Browning’s 1932 horror classic, Freaks. 

Rumors are suggesting that the season will be set in the 1950’s though the time period has not been confirmed. Season 4 will see the return of Jessica Lange. Other series regulars have not been confirmed yet.

Season 3 was set in New Orleans featuring a witch coven. It starred Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O’Hare, Patti LuPone, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe and Emma Roberts.