October 9, 2014

Life in Jupiter: We Are All Freaks

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Welcome to Jupiter, Florida, 1952. After months of genuinely scary and NSF-Facebook viral marketing, the fourth installment of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s Emmy-nominated horror anthology American Horror Story, Freak Show, has finally seen the light of day. Or, so to speak: After last year’s disappointingly tame and plot-hole-riddled Coven, Freak Show’s Wednesday night premiere was a decided return to American Horror Story’s darkly daring Asylum (a study in 1960s criminalization of homosexuality and femininity set in a New England asylum) heyday. Freak Show does what AHS does best: Preys on specifically American fears, fascinations and popular culture.

Courtesy of FX