“American Horror Story” is freakishly good

Paige Pardee ‘15


A collection of stories that focus on different characters and locations is called “American Horror Story.” This series has had many locations including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, and currently, a freak show. This season is aptly named “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”

This series is set in the quiet town of Jupiter, Florida, in 1952. It tells a story of one of the last remaining freak shows in America and the struggles they face with the citizens in their town. The audience’s attention is grabbed by the characters’ twisted weirdness and they are shocked by the violence.

This show is not like anything else on TV. It is like a horror movie split into many different episodes. “American Horror Story” is filled with nail-biting suspense and leaves viewers wanting more after every episode which is why it is so popular.

This series is not like a typical paranormal activity show but instead, it creates a bigger picture and takes the show to the next level to make the show unforgettable. Every scene and story provides a reason for its viewers to be afraid.

Along with “American Horror Story” plot lines, the actors and actresses play a big role in the show’s success. Even if it isn’t the scariest series ever, “AHS” still has great performances by Evan Peters, Jessica Lange and many other amazing cast members. Members of the cast have received Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for their performances.

“American Horror Story” ranges from ghosts to clowns to freaks and everything in between. It is no surprise that “AHS: Freak Show” is at an all-time high for viewers. With increasing madness, the new season is giving its fans more fear than ever.

Overall, “American Horror Story” is worth checking out on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on FX. I give the series four out of five stars.