[SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Big ones. Seriously. If you haven’t seen AHS: Freakshow Episode 4, turn back now. You’ve been warned…]
They are not complementary.
I’m a huge horror fan, and currently am obsessed with American Horror Story: Freakshow…but I hate Twisty the Clown.
How much do I hate the creepy bastard?
I loathe him to the extent that he’s become my favourite character this season…that’s horror fan logic for you.
So when Edward Mordrake (mercifully?) kills him because he is “the one,” I was both relieved and disappointed. Sure, he wouldn’t haunt my nightmares anymore…but he was the freakiest freak of all! And he left the show right after revealing his deep, dark secret past to Mordrake. Crazy as it sounds, I was beginning to empathize with the guy.
But AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy has something up his sleeve. Here’s what he told Entertainment Weekly:
Twisty is not over, and neither is Edward Mordrake. They both make triumphant returns. I was shocked to read so many of these “RIP Twisty” websites and blogs have sprung up. People love Twisty. I think that’s due to the power of John as an actor. I think he’s just so mesmerizing and sympathetic. We talked a lot about that. He didn’t just want to be a killer clown. He wanted an ideology and a backstory, and I think that clown’s backstory is so fascinating and bizarre. We’re talking on Halloween day and I’ve already seen three Twistys, so he apparently hit a nerve. I love him. I loved his performance. He will return.
All right Twisty…bring it. *shudder*