Initially reported as being an official teaser for the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Freakshow, a fan-made trailer is making rounds across the internet. FOX, parent company of FX, which airs American Horror Story, has since attempted to scour the the 20 second clip from the internet. Official or not, the trailer manages to channel the eerie ethos of the show, is as unsettling as it is beautiful.
The upcoming fourth season of Ryan Murphy’s horror-of-the-week features much of the same cast we’ve come to expect from the show, albeit playing new characters. Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, and Kathy Bates are all confirmed to return, this time lending their talents to a story revolving around a circus “freakshow” on the decline.
“It was always a concept that Jessica and I talked about really early on,” Ryan Murphy told Entertainment Weekly. “I thought it was going to be light but it’s turning out to be quite terrifyingly dark, which it feels much more like the Asylum season. But look — if you have a character named the Clown Killer, it’s going to be dark.”
Bassett, Bates, and Paulson are scheduled to host a retrospective panel taking a look back at American Horror Story: Coven and other seasons later this month at the San Diego ComicCon, though EW reports that no new footage of Freakshow will be screened.
Take a look at the new trailer (while it's still up) AFTER THE JUMP…