American Horror Story, Freak Show – S4, E4: “Edward Mordrake: Part 2”

When I was about five years old, I was absolutely terrified of a picture book of dinosaurs. Each night, I would hurl it into my closet and slam the door, only to lay awake waiting for an Allosaurus to emerge from the closet and rip me limp from limb. I have recently been experiencing a similar fear, but it is no longer dinosaurs that keep me up at night – it’s Twisty the clown. I will not watch American Horror Story as it airs because Twisty disturbs me so. This week, I am particularly glad that I waited until the light of day to watch. Continue reading “American Horror Story, Freak Show – S4, E4: “Edward Mordrake: Part 2””

American Horror Story: Freak Show, S4, E1 – “Monsters Among Us”

“And who is that, Orgasmo the Crab Boy?”

“Dolores Claiborne’s accent hurts.”

“That clown is wearing a head hat.”

“I think Tate’s new mom is gonna get it on with Tate’s old mom.”

These are just some of the thoughts that ran through my head during the Freak Show premiere on Wednesday. Well, the “Orgasmo” gem came from my husband; I had a similar thought but was unable to verbalize it so eloquently. There was certainly a lot happening in the opener, but these divergent plot points only culminated in a discordant mess. I think I hated it. That being said, I loved the premiere of Coven, and that turned into the worst season of AHS yet. Thus, maybe this painful episode is a harbinger of a great season – or at least that’s my stab at optimism for today. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show, S4, E1 – “Monsters Among Us””