FX’s American Horror Story Promises Another Season of Surprises

By HANNAH NISHIURA, STAFF WRITER ’19

The sixth season of the very well-known show American Horror Story premiered on September 14th, kicking off not only another season, but a whole new storyline. The theme of this season is called “My Roanoke Nightmare,” revolving around two people living in the country who are chased by people determined to torture, frighten, and possibly kill them.

The buildup to the sixth season has been enormous. For months, the theme of the show was kept from the public, making viewers wonder and predict what it would be. The reaction to the premiere has been mixed; some people love it while others claim the show is going downhill. Many people are upset about the absence of Evan Peters, an actor who has been on the show since day one. This storyline differs from almost anything the show has done before, and for better or for worse, only time will tell.

***WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD***

Evan Peters returned to the show on episode 5 of this season, later than he has ever done before. Peters plays Edward Philipe Mott, ancestor to Dandy from “Freak Show” and the original owner of the Roanoke nightmare farmhouse. The character relates the two seasons and many are happy to see Evan Peters back on the show.

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Evan Peters (L) returns to American Horror Story this season as Edward Philipe Mott. Photo courtesy of FX/Cosmopolitan

Sara Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. star as Shelby and Matt, respectively, a husband and wife who are terrorized in the Roanoke farm house by ghosts, spirits and hillbillies.

The show follows on the struggles the characters face to get out of the house being attacked. In the nature of American Horror Story, characters like Sidney James and Matt have already died. But one of the main wonders is the show continues to be the “Pig-man”, a figure with a human body and a pig head, who is the leader of all the villains and antagonists of the show.

As men with fire and weapons try to break into the house, Shelby and Dominic try to escape through the basement, but are stuck by the paranormal activity in the house. Many clips on the show are filmed by an IPhone camera, as part of the spinoff “Return to Roanoke: Three Days in Hell.

“American Horror Story: Roanoke” airs on Wednesdays at 10 PM on FX.


 

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