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Is Hollywood Giving Clowns A Bad Name?

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So, there’s a little show on FX called American Horror Story, and it is wonderfully creepy.  This season’s story, Freak Show, centers around a failing freak show, one of the last, during the 1950’s.  Beyond the “freaks” at the show, the series has also decided to bring in a character named Twisty the Clown, who may be the most terrifying character ever seen outside of your nightmares.  As scary as that character is, however, it appears that there may be something that can add even more fuel to your bad dreams.  What can possibly be more terrifying than a clown? A whole group of angry clowns, and that’s exactly who is attacking the television series by claiming that the series gives clowns a bad name. (more…)

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Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology series ‘American Horror Story’ is unique in that every season is a new tale with new characters, using mostly the same actors. They effectively tackled the ghost story theme in season 1, went batshit crazy in season 2’s insane asylum, and dealt with modern day witches in last year’s ‘Coven.’ Fans of the show were ecstatic to learn this season’s ‘Freak Show’ would have a carnival setting. Obviously Murphy and friends have yet to run out of unsettling ideas. And in true series fashion, the marketing has been pretty spot on. In promotion of their sideshow fright show in 1950’s Jupiter, Florida, the series has released a poster and a few teasers. If the cringe-worthy photo of a girl trapped in a birdcage does it for you, keep going and I’ll show you more freaks. (more…)