As soon as hardcore ‘American’ Horror Story’ fans heard that Season 4 might be centered around a circus, they got to work creating some seriously creepy fan art. Now that the scary setting for the upcoming season has been confirmed, let’s take a look at the best carnival-themed fan posters so far.
American Horror Story enthusiasts didn’t waste any time sending in the clowns! We’re sure showrunner Ryan Murphy would approve of these haunting images from the twisted minds of AHS fans. Check out our gallery of fan art and let us know which wannabe promo poster is YOUR favorite!
‘American Horror Story’ Carnival Fan Art — Best Fan Posters For Season 4
Fans weren’t far off when they speculated that the theme for the upcoming season of FX’s hit scare-fest would be a circus or carnival. And some gung-ho fans clung to the premise even after show creator/producer Ryan Murphy dismissed it as a rumor. And some really gung-ho fans even went so far as to create fan art with a circus slant before the theme was confirmed.
Well, those fans are getting the last maniacal laugh now because it turns out they were right! From a tailed woman to an eerie, cigarette-smoking clown, to a masked man with many faces, this collection of fan art is truly the stuff that childhood nightmares are made of.
‘American Horror Story’: Season 4 Will Be Set In Creepy Carnival
Get excited for creepy clowns, abandoned ferris wheels and unsettling little children! Writer Douglas Petrie confirmed the rumor that Season 4 would be set in a carnival during a Nerdist Writers Panel podcast on March 17.
Ryan Murphy had dismissed the rumors after AHS viewers started creating circus-themed fan posters egging for Season 4. “I saw those posters. I don’t know where people came up with that idea,” Ryan told Entertainment Weekly in January, 2013. “Sometimes I think its people wanting us to do topics and doing fan posters. No one has completely guessed what it is.”
Ryan did, however, confirm that Season 4 would be set in two different time periods, the main one being the 1950s. He also mentioned that he’d like to keep comedic elements in the upcoming episodes, which will welcome back show regulars Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange.
So HollywoodLifers, which fan art is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
— Tierney McAfee