Killer clowns unleash political nightmare in 'American Horror Story'


While American Horror Story: Cult may not reach the level of iconic genre goodness as Night of the Living Dead or Invasion of the Body Snatchers, holding up a mirror to the societal paranoia conjured up from circumstances that feel all too real and way too familiar is a bold move and one that presents the FX series in a new and jarring light. They have also experimented under the "AHS" banner, including the last outing, "Roanoke", a messy effort that satirized the quirks of reality television. Our own state of MI. Ally cries, worrying that she's losing her mind. Turning to Dr. Rudy Vincent (Cheyenne Jackson) for help, she can hardly even handle being in his office because of a piece of hole-filled coral sitting on one his shelves (not because it's a bad decor choice, but because of you know, the plethora of tiny little holes next to one another).

Ally looks up in disbelief. In case that weren't creepy enough, and it is, she starts seeing clowns everywhere, and while insane clowns might also be enough, they're nothing compared to insane clowns having sex.

AHS: Cult is already playing on multiple levels, examining the paranoid polarity now existing in the zeitgeist. "I want to be able to morph into whatever". I mean, how do you beat that horrifying upside down crawling girl?

Ivy pauses. "Well, you did it, and now it's done", she replies flatly. First he bumps into Ally and Ivy on the street, dumping his coffee on them and calling Ally a bitch.

Clinton supporter Ally is married to Ivy (Alison Pill) and they have a son and what appears to be an undocumented nanny who disappears post-election.

Ivy sighs unconvincingly. "You're my wife". "When I got into the booth, I couldn't do it". Ally exclaims. "I tried, you know that I did". In the context of the 2016 election, MI is especially divisive: that fact that MI was part of Jill Stein's recount effort adds more salt to the wound.

Afraid of clowns - and the fate of the United States after Donald Trump is elected - a restaurateur (Sarah Paulson) thinks a posse of insane clowns is sneaking into her house and causing trouble.

"Come on, you can't blame me!" On the series, the killer clown is seen sneaking up on a young couple as the guy is explaining the clown's violent history to his lady friend. The recent events in Charlottesville are an example of how this season, even though it was written in reaction to Trump's win, still ended up being prescient in eerie ways.

This is partly because Murphy and the other writers often change course when they stumble across a better idea, says Paulson, who is dating Two And A Half Men (2003-2015) actress Holland Taylor, 74. One upcoming episode will see a cameo from Lena Dunham as Valerie Solanas, the woman who shot Warhol because she "felt denied into the cult of personality that was Warhol in the factory at the time". A council member ( first introduced in an earlier scene berating his wife for not voting), makes it very clear he has no time for Kai, or the kind of person Kai represents (name dropping Four Chan and young men emboldened by "Papa Bear Trump.") With this exchange, Kai has become that most risky creature, and if the audience wasn't wary of him after his Trump-by-way-of-cheese-dust makeover, they should be now.