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American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has used the past three seasons of his FX drama to explore a modern-day "murder house," a 1960s asylum, and the centuries-long history of a New Orleans witches' coven. What stereotypically creepy setting will American Horror Story explore in season four? The most stereotypical of all: a carnival. On Monday, Ryan Murphy took to Twitter to unveil the official title for the upcoming season:
AMERICAN HORROR STORY SEASON FOUR: pic.twitter.com/6OHYzGjPMd— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 24, 2014
We can presume that American Horror Story: Freak Show will position itself in the same grand tradition as Tod Browning's Freaks, Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, and HBO's Carnivale, which delivered any number of spooky carnival scenes in the two seasons before its cancellation. (Seriously, go watch Carnivale. It's on HBO Go and everything.)- -
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