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[TV] “Freak Show” Inspired Character Posters!

American Horror Story Freak Show

Everyone knows the coolest thing about a circus are the pieces of folk art used to sell the various shows.

With “American Horror Story: Freak Show” set to debut next month, FX has started releasing character banners that are straight out of the series’ 1950’s time period. The photography is incredible, making it look like the classic paintings you only see in restoration and auction houses.

In Episode 4.01, “Monsters Among Us,” written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, and directed by Ryan Murphy: “One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television. When police make a terrifying discovery at a local farmhouse, the eccentric purveyor of the freak show sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin.

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters return. New cast includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” premieres Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT.



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  • Chrissie-Watkins

    I wouldnt really say this is “folk art”- it would have been awesome to see some in the style of the animated posters that really used to hang outside the tents of freakshows.

    • Full Frontal Squashing

      That would have been epic. A failed opportunity, indeed!

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