For fans who have been dying to see more of FX’s upcoming season of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show‘ we have not only an extended teaser to share with you today but also some more details about Twisty the Clown! Showrunner Ryan Murphy recently had a chance to talk a little bit more about what we can expect from his twisty clown creation and why he may be just too much for TV!
After the slew of short promo videos that we’ve seen so far, FX has finally decided to give us an extended promo! Okay, it’s only 30 seconds but you see quite a bit more of the creep factor of what we’ll most likely actually be seeing when the new season airs next month.
With the teasers finally getting longer and the season premiere only a couple weeks away, I suspect we’re going to be seeing quite a bit more actual footage in the near future. I hope so at least!
Of course what I think most of us want to see is “the most terrifying clown of all time” which is this season’s fantastic sounding creation from Ryan Murphy. He’s given us Rubber Man, Bloody Face, and now Twisty the Clown who will be played by John Carroll Lynch.
According to Murphy:
“We said in the writer’s room that if we were going to do clowns, we were going to create the most terrifying clown of all time. That was our goal when we were writing him, but I’m worried about people being too afraid of our clown. It’s heart-stopping what he does. I’m worried. I’m worried that people are going to have cardiac arrests… The clown’s intro in the first episode is … even I was terrified of it. It’s brutal. Two crew members told me they have had nightmares about this clown since we started shooting and they’re not even scared of clowns. I think he’s pretty extraordinary because, when you see why he’s a clown and why he’s wearing the mask … just you wait.”
I’m sure it will help with the special effects that ‘American Horror Story’ is known for and it won’t hurt that Lynch stands 6 foot 3. When talking about being in costume he said that, “I have a physical presence that has to be dealt with. People are honestly terrified of me Just standing around in the makeup, not even filming. They’re freaked out.”
It isn’t the look that brought him to the character though as according to Lynch:
“His actions are horrific, but his motives are really strangely, oddly pure. And that’s what is most human and most disturbing about it. As an actor, I’ve given up judgement of evil, as long as it’s human evil — we have to see ourselves for what we really are, and we’re capable of horrific things. I don’t intend to advocate for the horrific characters, but I hope they reflect humanity at its most vicious because we need to really look at ourselves and see it. Otherwise, we’re deluding ourselves into thinking we’re not capable of it. I know that I’m capable of doing anything that I’ve done as any character I’ve played. I’m grateful I’m not drawn to doing it, so I haven’t done it, but I’m capable.”
Does the latest teaser have you excited for the upcoming season? Do you think Twisty the Clown will take the “The Most Terrifying Clown Of All Time” title away from Pennywise? Sound off below!
‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ premieres on Wednesday, October 8, at 10 p.m. on FX.