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Clown Club Slams 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Over Murderous Clown

October 17, 2014 08:10:02

Clown gets the spotlight on ": Freak Show", but not in the way that real professional clowns want. Clowns of America International has slammed the show over the sinister representation of clowns on the series.

Glenn Kohlberger, president of the nation's biggest clown club, claims the show induces "clown fear" by featuring the murderous Twisty the Clown, portrayed by John Carroll Lynch, who stakes out his victims while donning full clown garb.

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 4.03 Preview: The Man With Two Faces

October 16, 2014 02:10:45

Meet another freak in the upcoming episode of ": Freak Show". A preview for the said outing includes a glimpse of 's Edward Mordrake, who scares some women with his two faces in flashback scene.

There's also a quick look at ' Maggie Esmerelda, a con artist who poses as a fortuneteller to join the troupe and later catches the eyes of Jimmy. The freaks are having a debate about whether or not they will perform on Halloween since there's an old carny superstition saying they will summon the spirit of Mordrake.

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'American Horror Story' Gets Season 5 After Record-Breaking Premiere

October 14, 2014 09:10:13

FX gave "" a fifth season order following its record-breaking season 4 premiere. The anthology series from "" co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will return in October next year for a 13-episode run.

"The American Horror Story anthology has had the highest growth trajectory of any show in FX history, not to mention an unprecedented track record of success in awards recognition," FX boss John Landgraf said in a statement. "With Ryan Murphy and his partners, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto and Tim Minear at the helm, the show's success is not surprising."

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Debut Sets Series High

October 10, 2014 11:10:34

": Freak Show" spooks rival shows on its opening night. The new season premiere hit series high, posting 6.127 million total viewers and a 3.11 rating among adults 18-49.

The FX anthology series from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk has outperformed itself in the last three years. The debut of the latest installment is up 10% from the 5.54 million total viewers who watched the launch of "Coven" in October last year.

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Teases the Rest of the Season

October 09, 2014 01:10:29

Following the highly anticipated ": Freak Show" premiere, FX teases what's next in the season in a newly released promo. It sees ' Maggie posing as a fortune teller and Denis O'Hare's Stanley claiming to be a talent scout to get weird stuff from the freak show.

Dot, one half of the conjoined twins played by , shows her singing skill during a rehearsal and wows the other troupe members as Bette disappoints 's Elsa. There's a murder as someone is trying to drown Jyoti Amge's Ma Petite and ' Jimmy screams hysterically. Meanwhile, Elsa is upset that she's suspected to get involved in the disapperance of some girls.

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First Two Episodes of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Include Clues to Season 5

October 08, 2014 02:10:50

": Freak Show" has yet to premiere, but Ryan Murphy has had plans for the next installment. He told reporters on Tuesday, October 7 that he already knew what the fifth season would be about.

Official announcement about season 5 likely will come in the spring or maybe sooner this year, but fans can start guessing when "Freak Show" debuts since the first two episodes will include easter eggs that hint at where next season will be.

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Unleashes Creepy Opening Credits

October 02, 2014 08:10:50

": Freak Show" hasn't premiered yet, but fans can now get a look at the opening credits. FX has released the main title, which is as dark and creepy as the show's premise is.

Unlike the previous years, this season's main title is a stop-motion animation. It features circus characters like a three-legged woman and a creepy clown. There are also some disturbing shots showing some skeletons and baby dolls taking off and exchanging their heads.

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New 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Trailer: The Troupe Not Welcomed in Jupiter

October 01, 2014 09:10:10

A new trailer for ": Freak Show" has been released for viewing pleasure, sharing first actual footage from the upcoming installment of the horror series. It shows 's Bette and Dot Tattler leaving their home and joining the troupe. While one of the twins describes it as "entering the gates of hell," the other half sees her future is "pink and wrapped in silk" since joining the freak show.

There are glimpses of the troupe's performances, but despite their intention to entertain people, the residents of Jupiter don't accept their presence well. The group members are bullied and are eventually asked to leave the town.

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First Look at Wes Bentley and Emma Roberts on 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

September 22, 2014 04:09:47

New photos from ": Freak Show" have landed online, giving a look at more characters which have not been seen before. They include the pictures of 's Edward Mordrake and ' Maggie Esmeralda.

Edward or Eddie sports shaggy facial hair. Co-creator Ryan Murphy previously described the character as "a very famous horror myth. It was a man with two faces. A normal face and then a face on the back of his head that would whisper evil things and force the forward-facing entity to commit horrible crimes."

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Unleashes New Creepy Teaser

September 19, 2014 08:09:33

": Freak Show" has released another teaser. It features no attraction from the freak show, but is not less spooky as it sees boys peeking into a tent before one of them is forcefully being dragged into it by someone/something unseen. "We see you ...," reads the caption of the video.

The latest installment of the horror anthology series is set in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Brings Back an 'Asylum' Character

September 12, 2014 09:09:24

"" is bringing back an "Asylum" resident to "Freak Show". Pepper, who was portrayed by Naomi Grossman in the second installment of the anthology series, will appear in the new season.

Rumors about Pepper's return first sparked in late July when a leaked call sheet listed Pepper, but co-creator Ryan Murphy has not confirmed it until now. "She is in this [season]," he tells Entertainment Weekly, which has got its hand on a picture of Grossman's Pepper holding the real-life world's smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge, from "Freak Show".

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' New Promo Features the Cast

September 08, 2014 03:09:55

At last, ": Freak Show" features its cast in costume in its newest promo. The video shows as a bearded woman, as a three-breasted woman, as conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler, as a strong man and as a German ex-pat who is managing the freak show.

The fourth installment of the horror anthology series is set in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

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First Look at 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Characters

August 28, 2014 09:08:22

": Freak Show" releases a cast art via The Hollywood reporter. The picture gives a first look at the characters in the upcoming fourth season of the FX horror anthology television series. is a bearded woman, has two heads, while channels his inner caveman.

Brand new teasers are also unleashed to hype up the new cycle that will premiere on October 8. Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, the brief videos tease the attractions at the titular freak show that involve a ring and a cage.

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Fall 2014 TV Guide - Part 2: Returning Shows

August 28, 2014 04:08:59

It's like rain after a long drought when your favorite shows return following months of hiatus. After a successful run, no one wants to disappoint viewers and thus men behind these shows vow to deliver bigger, better, and more ambitious seasons than ever. Questions will be answered, yet new drama will unspool. To remind you where the last episodes left off and tease fans with what to expect in the new installments, AceShowbiz continues its Fall 2014 TV Guide with discussions about some returning shows in this second part.

In some cases like "" and "", this will be your last chance to say goodbye to beloved characters since the upcoming seasons will be their swan song. ": Freak Show" and "" will let you indulge in your craving for more spooky and thrilling moments, while "" will bring you nights full of laughs.

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Matt Bomer Lands 'Warped' Role on 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

August 25, 2014 08:08:48

": Freak Show" has just added another acclaimed actor to its cast. , best known for playing Neal Caffrey on USA Network's "", has booked a guest-starring role in the new season of the FX series.

Breaking the news was none other than series creator Ryan Murphy. He said at EW's Emmy Party, "I try to get him to do everything for me. I sent him a text that said, 'First right of refusal, here's the role.' It's very...warped." He revealed that he had to work around the "amazing" actor's schedule as he's set to film "".

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' New Teaser Shows Split Tongue

August 23, 2014 09:08:37

FX teases viewers with another promo for ": Freak Show". Continuing the freak fest, the video titled "Lick", which still offers no actual footage from the show, features a split tongue.

The fourth installment of the horror anthology series is set in Jupiter, Florida in 1952, when a troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. The show will capture the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Releases First Teaser and Official Description

August 21, 2014 08:08:08

": Freak Show" extends an invitation in its first teaser. The spooky video shows what looks like a creepy hand holding a ticket. "Step right up, the show is about to begin ...," so reads the caption of the video. Creator Ryan Murphy also tweeted a link to the video and wrote along with it, "Get your tickets now for the Freak Show. Coming in October."

According to the official description, " 'Freak Show' begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience."

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Gets Premiere Date

August 16, 2014 01:08:02

FX has set the premiere date for ": Freak Show". The network has just announced that the new installment of the Ryan Murphy-created series will kick off Wednesday, October 8 at 10 P.M. ET/PT.

"Freak Show" is set in 1950s Juniper, FL, and centers around one of the last remaining freak shows of the time. From bearded ladies to Siamese twins, "Freak Show" features some of the series' most familiar faces.

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Adds the World's Smallest Woman Jyoti Amge

August 14, 2014 08:08:50

The World's Smallest Woman Jyoti Amge is the latest addition to ": Freak Show". The 20-year-old resident of Nagpur, India has joined the cast for the fourth season of the FX anthology series.

Series co-creator Ryan Murphy announced the news on Twitter, posting a photo of with her new co-star on Wednesday, August 13. "Jessica and our newest cast member Jyoti Amge...the world's smallest woman," he captioned the pic. Amge's role is not revealed yet.

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Hires Patti LaBelle

August 12, 2014 10:08:06

is the latest attraction added to ": Freak Show". The veteran singer has signed up to appear in four episodes of the fourth installment of the horror anthology series as the mother of 's character.

An insider tells TVLine that LaBelle's alter ego "is a local townsperson who begins to unravel the murderous secrets of Twisty the clown killer." The Grammy-winning singer, however, reportedly won't sing on the show.

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