What AHS: Freak Show Got Right (And Wrong) About Ectrodactyly

"Passing" is a loaded word for many of us, particularly those of us who live inside darker skin, outside the gender binary, or under the cloak of disability. To "pass" is to move through life undercover. No matter how proud you are of your true self, society is all too happy to pigeonhole you into what it thinks you… » 1/28/15 11:50am 1/28/15 11:50am

Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis Star in Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens

As American Horror Story has proven, when Ryan Murphy gets attached to an actor, he sticks with 'em, through and through. Over the last couple seasons, 23-year-old Emma Roberts has proven to be his golden child, of sorts, landing strong leading roles in Coven and Freak Show. In Scream Queens, his new comedy-horror for… » 12/08/14 7:10pm 12/08/14 7:10pm

Ryan Murphy Confirms All Seasons of American Horror Story Are Connected

Fans of American Horror Story have always speculated that there was some thread stringing together the various seasons and plots. And Lily Rabe's return the show this season to reprise her role as Sister Mary Eunice has only fueled those theories. Well, conspiracy fans, Ryan Murphy, creator of AHS wants you to know… » 11/01/14 6:06pm 11/01/14 6:06pm

Town Bans Clowns Because the French Can't Control Themselves

What's going on with clowns these days? Roaming small towns in California, terrorizing people in France, missing entire mouths on American Horror Story? I don't know about you but I think the French town of Vendargues that has banned all clown costumes for the foreseeable future has the right idea. » 10/31/14 10:50am 10/31/14 10:50am

Patti LaBelle Dies Campiest Death Ever on American Horror Story

Patti LaBelle died in a grade A, cheesy fashion during American Horror Story's "Edward Mordrake: Pt. 2" episode on Wednesday. We expected Dandy to eventually slash his mother's maid Dora (played by LaBelle) since she'd challenged him to do so but her expressions in those final moments are pretty classic. Take that, … » 10/30/14 1:30pm 10/30/14 1:30pm

Revisiting Geek Love, a Real American Horror Story

I first read Katherine Dunn's 1989 novel Geek Love several years ago on the recommendation of my friend Robin. At that point, she still lived in Arkansas, and I'd just come through on tour with a heavy metal band from Georgia. She insisted I give it a chance, ignoring my insistence that I don't usually read fiction.… » 10/29/14 6:00pm 10/29/14 6:00pm