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The First Official Teaser For AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAKSHOW!!

Published at: Aug. 21, 2014, 11:50 a.m. CST by merrick

 We’ve recently learned that the next season/series of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, the inventive horror series in which a number of returning/rotating cast members are more or less plugged into a stand-alone seasonal storyline each year, will debut October 8. 

Now comes our first aggravating brief glimpse of the show’s newest tale, set during one of the last true Freakshows & during the 1950s.  

Cool enough, I suppose, although I’m still shaking the disappointment of learning that THIS smarter and more compelling teaser is actually fan made.  

I enjoyed much of AHS’ first Season…though it’s second Season was generally brilliant… 

…and felt the third Season very much lost its way in terms of style, tone, and execution - awkward Stevie Nicks cameos  didn't help much.  For my money, the thematics the show should’ve pinged on  - alienation, discrimination, isolation - were only pinged in the final ten minutes of the series - too late for any substantive payoff, and vividly illustrating tremendous opportunities lost.  

Will AHS find more solid footing with FREAKSHOW?  We’ll find out soon enough…

 

 

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Glen Oliver

“Merrick”

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