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Ryan Murphy Says This Year’s “American Horror Story” Inspired By Presidential Election

The show’s title has never been more appropriate.

When the sixth season of “American Horror Story” premiered on FX last year, many were joking that nothing the show could bring to the table could ever hope to be as horrifying as things that were actually going on in the country; the real American horror story, they pointed out, was the presidential election. Well, it seems that light bulb also went off over Ryan Murphy’s head.

The co-creator of the hit FX horror series just appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” tonight, and he dropped the bombshell theme reveal of this year’s seventh season:

Well I don’t have a title, but the season we begin shooting in June, is going to be about the election that we just went through. So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.

When asked if the season would have a Donald Trump-like character in it, Murphy replied with a coy “maybe.”

You can always count on horror to tackle the pressing political issues of any given time, eh?

Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will return for the seventh season.



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73 Comments
  • lgb

    OK this HAS to be a joke… but if it’s not, PLEASE let Kathy Bates play the Trump analogue because it’d be awesome.

    • zombie84_41

      That be A-MAZING.

      • lgb

        And then make Angela Bassett her VP, because if they’re going to do this then I say go all the way to make it as genuinely fun and insane as we can.

        • zombie84_41

          Right just make it all racial and everything pull no stops no punches. I just hope they don’t go a Purge route that be very lame. I want them to do something along the lines of They Live.

    • Gabriel

      I mean, the entire election and everything that’s come after it has been one big joke, so if that’s anything to go by, Murphy is dead serious. I’m down.

    • Travis_Bickle

      *Cosign*

  • Abandoned_Being

    If I were the creator of this show I would scrap this idea because it will backfire.

    • Travis_Bickle

      You sound like a Russian hacker

      • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

        Stick to watching CNN, brainwashed sheep.

        • Abandoned_Being

          Really? Wow!

        • Travis_Bickle

          Stick to Fox News and stomping on the constitution. Braindead racist

          • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

            How is Trump equated with racism?

          • Travis_Bickle

            Are you kidding??? You are kidding right?? Retweets white genocide, his advisor is a white nationalist, he is supported by David Duke and the Kkk. Need more?? There is lots

          • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

            Being a white nationalist is the same as being a racist? Tweeting about white genocide equates to being a racist? If ISIS suddenly start supporting you you’re automatically a psychotic terrorist who likes to torture people? Ladies and gentlemen, liberal logic. Such a pathetic generation. Thank god the pendulum is swinging back. This is what happens. We get braindead retards such as yourself incapable of critical thought and the general population gets sick and tired of your nonsense. The pendulum wont be going left for a long, long time.

          • Travis_Bickle

            Are you kidding??? YES WHITE NATIONALIST ARE RACIST!! It’s the belief in the superiority of the white race, that’s the very definition of racism. Yes retweeting White Genocide is rasist. What part of that can’t you comprehend? Your blind faith in the golden colostomy bag is alarming. I hope you don’t live in the US. You are what is wrong with the world, uninformed proud of it. I’m ending this battle pf wits because you are unarmed.

          • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

            Do your research, white nationalist has nothing to do with superiority. You seem to be confusing it with white supremacy. So you aren’t going to explain your stance on the white genocide tweet because you have no actual beliefs to articulate? And you’re not gonna elaborate on how the KKK supporting Trump automatically makes Trump a racist by default? You beta losers have nothing of substance behind you, you all gather together as a mindless entity to feel like you’re “making a difference” or are “on the right side of history” because you have no ambition or intention of becoming successful. Simple minds attracted by a simple ideology.

          • Travis_Bickle

            Nobody cares what you think bro. Stop writing me

          • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

            Because I’ve exposed you as a mindless drone? You liberals spout your talking points that you’ve memorized but when you actually engage a discussion with someone capable of critical thought your arguments get deconstructed and you’re exposed for the pathetic creature that you are. If you actually had any real beliefs or dedication you would be able to argue back.

          • Travis_Bickle

            Think what you want bro, stop writing me

          • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

            Typical brainwashed child. “I have no arguments so NAZI NAZI NAZI NAZI NAZI and now, in my echo chamber, I’ve won”. This is why you will never grow as a person or a human being, you lock yourself in your own little world and if someone dares to challenge what you’ve been programmed to believe you’ll just shut down.

          • Satanzilla

            Yes, being a white nationalist is being a racist. By definition. To argue otherwise is feebleminded, and classic gaslighting.

            News flash — if ISIS supports you, it’s probably because you’re a murderous, fanatic extremist Muslim. If the KKK supports you, it’s probably because you’re a racist. Oh and in other news, water is wet and the earth revolves around the sun.

          • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

            Autism: The Post.

          • Satanzilla

            What, no snazzy comeback? Just a personal insult? Good indication that you’ve got nothing to say in response.

            Ps: if you’re British, as you’ve said you are in other threads, mind your own fucking business. You’re obviously ignorant of life in the US, and our politics.

          • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

            So my opinion is worthless because I’m British? Sounds pretty racist tbh.

          • Satanzilla

            Fuck off back to the BNP. Mind your own business instead of sticking your nose in ours. Heil Walker!

          • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

            Your racism is very concerning.

  • Galaxy_Scribe

    I can’t think of a worse writer for this story than Ryan Murphy.

    • Travis_Bickle

      You?

    • J Jett

      Galaxy_Scribe, i agree w/ you.

  • zombie84_41

    jeez this could be amazing. like the president could be an alien brainwashing america and in the end we see a giant shit that just fucking blows everything up. Or they can do like a they live sort of deal. I think he can come up with something really cool here.

  • Ocelot006 .

    Yes the absolute horror in America right now that is….um….I don’t know. I’m typing this on a phone and it’s reaching all of you. Something tells me things aren’t that bad.

    • KSE1977

      As an American who has actually been outside of America and all over the world, I grow tired of the ceaseless crying and whining our people engage in. We have it so unbelievably easy compared to others. Even the folks who supposedly care and are “down” with the cause drink their Starbucks, wear their name brands, go to their expensive liberal art colleges and talk about the privilege of others, never understanding the lack of basic resources and struggle for day to day survival that exists outside of much of the Western world.

      • Ocelot006 .

        Life has gotten too good and as such we have to make problems. We have to apply something as serious as racism to the fact that Beyoncé lost to Adele at the Grammys. When that is the issue of the week, you know that life is too good right now. And because life is so good, being a victim has become top currency.

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    how original, and teh funny thing is they got it easy, clinton was way worse, but at least you dont have a genocide president like obama, the bush, clinton, etcetera, i am predicting a Purge style season

  • Travis_Bickle

    Turns out Trump is a ghost, but he can still grab pussy, but only on Halloween.

    • Vincent Kane

      And it has to be a Freaks pussy but only in a Hotel that used to an insane asylum…

      • Travis_Bickle

        Filled with gay ghosts and nuns.

  • J Jett

    IMO this is a horrible idea. election fatigue/revulsion is something i have big time. sitting through 13 eps of a “faux” Trump/Clinton/election type of deal really doesn’t even sound remotely enticing to watch.

  • KSE1977

    Ugg, I am so over all this crap. Does everything have to deal with American politics now? I get it in sports, video games, now my sacred horror is becoming more and more infused with the crap. I am sure there is a market for stuff like this, but I am not it. This will cure me of the increasingly disappointing AHS seasons that have been spewed out, years after year, often seeming to have no real objective or ending in mind.

    • Travis_Bickle

      Trump Is America’s Horror Story. Stolen Election, Russians Hacking, Cover Up’s, Pussy Grabbing….Sounds like Horror to me.

      • Ocelot006 .

        You’ve never grabbed someone’s pussy? Oh lord. You know with Tinder you can get that going probably in a few hours.

        • Travis_Bickle

          Ive never forcibly grabbed the pussy of somebody who doesn’t want me too, like our racist, rape clown of a president.
          But to answer your question, yes…I have given a few young ladies the old bowling ball grip 🙂

          • Ocelot006 .

            ‘They let you grab them by the pussy’ implies consent. ‘They let’. Key words. It’s like talking to your single friend when you are the one with a girlfriend. ‘Oh they just let you grab them by the ass and pussy whenever. And you let them just grab your dick whenever. It’s amazing.’

          • Travis_Bickle

            You are seriously going to defend sexual assault?????? It speaks volumes about your character. You should do some self inventory.

          • Ocelot006 .

            If I were defending sexual assault then yes I would be defending sexual assault. I’m defending consensual sex. I know. Controversial.

          • Travis_Bickle

            Yep, you defended it. Sweet bro, enjoy your time as a registered sex offender.

          • Ocelot006 .

            If someone lets you, that’s not sexual assault. That’s consent. It’s very simple.

            ‘Hey my girlfriend let me do anal the other day!’ That’s consent.

  • dukeblues

    When are libs gonna realize that they are just turning off half the country? Typical Hollywood crap. Now they know how republicans felt for the last 8 years though, so what goes around…..

    • Travis_Bickle

      I love when people complain about “Hollywood” who have never actually been there or know anything about it. The vast majority of the studios are in Culver City, not Hollywood.

  • Khy

    Ryan Murphy has always thrown his political views in every single show he’s done so this doesn’t surprise me. That being said I’m also tired of hearing about Trump, Hillary, Republican, Democrat- just stfu.

  • I hope this is a joke!

  • How dare we be concerned for the fate of the country. Chicago police have been stopping my friends for no other reason then they are brown all month.

  • Biscoito18

    Terrible idea. Not only a lot of people are just tired of it, but a lot of trump supporters will add AHS to their boycott list. Not only liberals watch this. Hollywood is becoming more and more delusional. This will backfire huge if its true.

    • Travis_Bickle

      Putin?

  • enemy

    I really have gave up on AHS. Who
    really cares now.

    • Travis_Bickle

      Say Really again.

  • Spooky Kooky

    I havent even started season 5 yet, I think maybe they should stop spewing out so many seasons for a while….

  • Jada Maes

    I’d say that AHS has really started to creatively suck, but since Asylum was the absolute peak of quality for the whole show that’s kind of misleading.

  • quantumbleep

    Make American Horror Story Great Again?

    DOUBT IT!

  • Melissa Sharp

    I really haven’t watched the last two seaons of AHS. Lady Gaga turned me off of Hotel. I can’t stand her. She gets on my nerves for whatever reason. With that said, I will not watch this AHS. I am tired of politics. It’s on horror movie sites now, movie sites, facebook, twitter, newsstands, etc.. You can’t look out your own window without something politics. If I were any movie or tv site, I would just not bother reporting this. This is just a cash grab for ratings. Shame on you Ryan Murphy. I thought you were better than this.

    • GinsuVictim

      the most recent season was damn good. I had given up on the series during Freak Show, but was glad I came back for My Roanoke Nightmare.

      • Melissa Sharp

        I actually didn’t mind Freak Show. I should check out the last season.

  • Carlton Fisher

    While I don’t object to mixing politics with horror, I’m not sure this is a great idea. There are basically two directions I can see this going in: it’s either The Purge or The Manchurian Candidate. Both are very much alive in the public consciousness right now, so either direction would seem like ripping off past (better) texts. If Murphy can come up with something original, then that should be fine, but it will be difficult. (And I say this recognizing that none of the seasons of AHS have been particularly “original,” but horror crossed with an election seems much too specific to be malleable enough to create something people will see as “new.” Haunted House–fine, there’s so many of those stories, it’s just one more. Haunted Hotel–same thing. Witches–yep, we’ve had lots of those. But something like The Purge or Manchurian…..those aren’t common enough to be considered just doing a new twist on an old trope.)

  • RJ MacReady

    Dumb idea. People are watching TV/movies to get away from all the political BS from the election. Couldn’t care less about Murphy’s political opinions or any one elses for that matter.

    • Bla Blah

      I mean sure, but if you mean to tell me that there is actually some kind of hidden conspiracy with the presient being some kind of alien demon witch ghost, I would tune in. AHS is not going to give us politics, they are giving us a horror story with the theme being politics.
      Its like saying “I don’t watch Bring It On to hear about racism” <—well…that's what the movie was about. You just didn't notice it beause you were caught up in the story.

  • James Allard

    President Agent Orange (thanks Busta!) morphs into The Toxic Avenger! Let Lloyd Kaufman run the show!

  • Travis_Bickle

    You didn’t read the article huh??

  • Sean Robert Hart

    Who voted for this idea? (See what i did there?) Im all electioned out

  • c-s-a78

    he is bluffing…always happens every year!

  • c-s-a78

    I think a meals on wheels in a small town would be good…(like twin peaks)…only they use body parts in there foods!!!

  • Cryptic1989

    Greg Stillson in The Dead Zone predicted Trump. Horror and politics mixed perfect.

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