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American Horror Story
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Season Premiere October 15th, 2014
Season Finale January 21st, 2015
Episode Count 13
Cast Sarah Paulson; Evan Peters; Michael Chiklis; Frances Conroy; Denis O'Hare; Emma Roberts; Finn Wittrock; Angela Bassett; Kathy Bates; Jessica Lange
Notable Episodes "Show Stoppers" [1]
"Curtain Call" [2]

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Season 5

American Horror Story: Freak Show is the fourth season of the FX Network horror anthology series American Horror Story. The season premiered on October 15th, 2014 and ended on January 21st, 2015, spanning a total of thirteen episodes. The premise of the season revolves around a carnival sideshow that is set up in the town of Jupiter, Florida in the early 1950s. Though most of the storyline utilizes "real world" physics and probabilities, there are also supernatural elements at play in the form of ghosts.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
4x1 Monsters Among Us October 8th, 2014
4x2 Massacres and Matinees October 15th, 2014
4x3 Edward Mordrake (Part 1) October 22nd, 2014
4x4 Edward Mordrake (Part 2) October 29th, 2014
4x5 Pink Cupcakes November 5th, 2014
4x6 Bullseye November 12th, 2014
4x7 Test of Strength November 19th, 2014
4x8 Blood Bath December 3rd, 2014
4x9 Tupperware Party Massacre December 10th, 2014
4x10 Orphans December 17th, 2014
4x11 Magical Thinking January 7th, 2015
4x12 Show Stoppers January 14th, 2015
4x13 Curtain Call January 21st, 2015

Cast[edit | edit source]

Principal cast[edit | edit source]

Actor Role
Sarah Paulson Bette and Dot Tattler
Evan Peters Jimmy Darling
Michael Chiklis Dell Toledo
Frances Conroy Gloria Mott
Denis O'Hare Stanley
Emma Roberts Maggie Esmerelda
Finn Wittrock Dandy Mott
Angela Bassett Desiree Dupree
Kathy Bates Ethel Darling
Jessica Lange Elsa Mars

Guest stars[edit | edit source]

Actor Role
John Carroll Lynch Twisty the Clown
Mat Fraser Paul the Illustrated Seal
Rose Siggins Legless Suzi
Grace Gummer Penny
Skyler Samuels Bonnie Lipton
Naomi Grossman Pepper
Jyoti Amge Ma Petite
Erika Ervin Amazon Eve
Ben Woolf Meep

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  • It was executive producer Douglas Petrie who first broke the news that the season would use a carnival as its primary setting. [4]
  • The official main cast for season four of American Horror Story was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday evening, July 26th, 2014. [5]
  • Ryan Murphy revealed that AHS veteran actress Sarah Paulson would be coming back around for a fourth time, although now she would be working "double" time as she takes on the role of conjoined twins Bette and Dot. The first official photo still from the set revealed a back-shot of the twins wearing a hospital gown staring out of a window. [6]
  • Jessica Lange was one of the first cast members slated to return for season four. It was revealed by series showrunners that she would once again be taking on a leading role, this time playing a German expatriate, who is the manager and recruiter of one of the last traveling freak shows in the country. [7]
  • It was announced on the final night of PaleyFest that former The Shield and Vegas actor Michael Chiklis would be joining the cast of American Horror Story. Chiklis' character, Dell Toledo, is the former husband of Kathy Bates' character, Ethel Darling and the father of Evan Peters' character, Jimmy Darling. [8]
  • Actress Jyoti Amge, who plays Ma Petite, is the shortest woman in the world, standing at only 2'0" tall and weighing 11 pounds. This is her first work in television.
  • Actor Ben Woolf, who played the character of Meep on "Freak Show" passed away on February 23rd, 2015 at the age of 34. He died from a stroke brought on as a result of a head injury he received when he was clipped by the side mirror of a passing SUV. [9]
  • Actress Rose Siggins was born with a rare genetic disorder called Sacral Agenesis. She was born with deformed legs, which were amputated when she was only two-years-old. [10]

The Freaks[edit | edit source]

Some of the actors portraying characters in the season had actual birth defects, while others did not. This section is intended to separate fact from fiction.

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