You may want to think twice before you ask to send in the clowns. American Horror Story is back for its fourth installment, Freak Show, a twisted tale centered around a sideshow.
After last year's sleek, chic Coven, Ryan Murphy is allegedly dialing back the camp a bit for this darker story. From what we've seen so far, (three-breasted ladies! Kathy Bates in a beard! powder blue pantsuits!) there's still camp to be found, but it's tempered with some serious chills.
Each season has had its fair share of ups and downs. But, despite its flaws, a series by Murphy still knows how to keep its viewers on their toes. American Horror Story typically yields his best work. The anthology format suits his ambitious (and sometimes sloppy) storytelling. The series' yearly reboot allows Murphy and his team to take big swings before the work gets completely crushed beneath the weight of plotholes, abandoned storylines, and hasty character transformations.
How will this season's Freak Show measure up to the previous three? Get ready to get your freak on with a little background on the upcoming season and preview videos, AFTER THE JUMP...