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Speaking of scary: There's a clown. And not just any scary clown, but the scariest clown ever, a gruesome killer with a huge smile hideous enough to make us apologize to any ordinary clown we ever called scary.
Like all great horror, it is willing to abuse its audience-which, in a perfectly Murphian turn, wants to be abused.
Murphy is in full ringleader mode here, the Barnum & the Bailey of television insanity.
The appalling splendor is right there in credits. Credit sequences are an "AHS" specialty, but the FX franchise pretty much outdoes itself with this one.
Freak Show looks like a beauty, with a wealth of fascinating characters and a little smattering of heart helping to balance out the grisly appointed rounds of a so far unidentified clown with a hellish half-mask.
The problem with Freak Show is that the more we get to know these people, the less there is to like... Feak Show invites us to gawk at various people with disabilities and feel good doing it.
Freakshow had everything I could ask for from American Horror Story; lots of blood, cringe-worthy horror, jaw-dropping moments..., and most of all a GREAT VILLAIN!
Subtlety has never been creator Ryan Murphy's strong suit, but Murphy (who also wrote and directed tonight's premiere) seems to have fully embraced that approach, delivering what appears to be both the most horrifying and joyful season yet.
The first hour of AHS: Freak Show, with its amazing new title sequence, odd characters, gorgeous production values and depiction of a dying show-biz era, totally pulled me in. But I'm a sucker for the nostalgia and the creepiness of the sideshow world.
Mesmerizing characters, a perfectly realized atmosphere and one truly terrifying clown could make American Horror Story: Freak Show the most deliciously creepy and captivating season yet.
It is Sarah Paulson who is the main attraction as a Siamese Twin that is actually more like the central creature in "The Thing with Two Heads" with Rosey Grier and Ray Milland. It's a triumph of special effects.
Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Freak Show
Jun 17, 2021This season was very well paced, and had me on the edge of my seat! The plot was perfectly delivered and the characters were very well written. Ive been watching American horror story since I was 12 and had never failed to be amazing, and freak show was one of the best seasons
Jun 15, 2021I liked this season, however I don't like how peppers story ends that just added bad taste to my mouth, especially after not long ago watching asylum, the worst of this series was asylum. This season explored and gave the audience some adventure. This one is my personal favourite from this series.
May 02, 2021This was the first season I ever watched, and it is great. Definitely the most interesting setting in my opinion, which sets up some creepy and scary moments. Many of the characters are great but not to the standards of the previous seasons in general. This season is probably one of the scariest and has some wtf moments, which is part of the reason why it is so great.
Apr 19, 2021Better than season 3 but that's not saying much, it leans in much more to the horror than season 2 and it's actually pretty interesting, not incredibly but enough that I watched it all and actually don't feel like it was wasted time like I do with other seasons like 2, 8, and 9.
Apr 18, 2021This season just has so much heart! And made me cry wayyyy too often lol! Beautiful characters!
Apr 11, 2021I really like AHS and I'm a huge fan but this season was not the best. I think the main problem in this season was that most of characters were very unlikable, there wasn't a main character that you could really root for and genuinely like as a person. Most of the main characters that we get to know do something really bad at some point which makes them really dislikable. So you basically have something against every main character by the end. Dandy (a crazy rich spoiled serial killer who acts like a little whiney boy in a grown mans body) is so annoying the whole season. A killer clown who barely effects the plot at all takes up a whole bunch of episodes for no reason whatsoever. There was so much unnecessary stuff going on in this season, its even a chore to get through it. I'd recommend just skipping freakshow, or if you want to see Pepper's story, then just watch that part. Freakshow definitely had lots of potential for a season, but too much went on and the plot went into too many odd directions and they messed up the characters so much that you can't even enjoy it. Also, this season just felt depressing and strangely uncomfortable to watch.
Mar 22, 2021I found Freak Show to be the most middle-ground season of the bunch. While the first few episodes are stellar, being some of the best in all of AHS, the season falls off very hard shortly thereafter and never recovers. It also suffers from some pacing issues, and there are a lot of antagonists, almost one per episode it seems. Overall meh; not bad not good.
Jan 21, 2021My fav season by far. Can't really decided between asylum and freak show...but freak show had its touching moments and also the last season where you see Jessica Lange's expectational performance and then it all went down to crap after this season.
Nov 23, 2020This season bored me, at first it looked cool, but then it started to get boring
Nov 12, 2020Sarah's performance is so good! the whole cast did a great job on this one!