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American Horror Story: Asylum

The Name Game

Dr. Arden, you still see me as microcephalic. No one takes a pinhead seriously. When my sister’s husband drowned her baby and sliced his ears off, he told everyone I did it. They tied me up and paraded me in front of a judge. He took one look at the shape of my head, and I was locked up for good. That’s how it works for us freaks. We get blamed for everything. But if something happens to Grace in here and she’s harmed in any way, there won’t be anyone else to blame. They’ll take you, open up your head, and stir your brain with a fork. And when you’re returned, you’ll experience firsthand how people treat us freaks.

Schlitzie (alternatively spelled “Schlitze” or “Shlitze”; September 10, 1901 (or c. 1892) – September 24, 1971), possibly born Simon Metz, and legally Schlitze Surtees, was an American sideshow performer and occasional actor, best known for his role in the 1932 movie Freaks and his lifelong career on the outdoor entertainment circuit as a major sideshow attraction with Barnum and Bailey, among others…

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Just in case anyone was wondering about AHS: Freak Show

-Kathy Bates and Michael Chiklis will be ex-husband and wife, his character leaving Kathy Bate’s character for Angela Basset’s character (Delphine vs Marie 2.0!!!). Their son will be Evan Peters, they are all part of the Freak Show. Angela Basset’s character will face A LOT of scrutiny from the public due to being in an ILLEGAL interracial relationship and seeks refuge with her freak husband and the Freak Show as well. It is unknown what type of freak she will be but it is speculated she is either a “snake woman” or “fortune teller”.

-Pepper from Asylum will return this season and since Freak Show takes place 1950 and Asylum takes place 1964, we will get a glimpse of her life before being admitted to Briarcliff. Microcephalics or “pinheads” were very popular amongst Freak Shows in the past.

-The beautiful Grace Gummer, Meryl FUCKING Streep’s daughter, who was in Coven, playing a witch at Miss Robichaux’s Academy Class of 1919, will return playing a nurse volunteer (candy striper) for the freaks.

-Sarah Paulson will be playing a conjoined twin, Bette and Dot.

-Hunger Games star, Wes Bentley, will be playing a “freak tormentor” or “freak Hunter” out to kill the freaks, specifically his old flame, Kathy Bates.

-John Carroll Lynch, from The Americans, will play the Killer Twisted Clown, he brutally slashes his victims and eats their remains.

-Supposedly a rumor, but Emma Roberts WILL return, only for a few episodes (4-5). She will supposedly be playing a “normie” or non-freak who develops a relationship with Evan Peter’s character, much to her strict and conservative parents dismay, due to him being a freak. It is speculated her parents have an alliance with Wes Bentley’s character, the Freak Tormentor, in order to have Evan Peter’s character assassinated and his family as well, due to their prejudices.

-Other cast members returning are Dennis O’Hare, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, and Frances Conroy. Their professions and skills are currently unknown, but Frances Conroy will be the eccentric wife of the Ring Leader.

***This will be updated!!!