‘American Horror Story’ Season 4 Will Be Set In A Carnival


Back in January, we started hearing rumors that the next season of American Horror Story (due to debut this Fall) might be set in a circus but at that point no one would confirm anything. Show creator Ryan Murphy did reveal that the new season would be set in the 1950s but he was not ready to reveal the setting location. Today we learn from one of the AHS writers that altho a title for the season has yet to be determined, the setting has been settled on. AHS season 4 will not take place in a circus … but it will take place in a 1950’s carnival.

Remember those creepy/brilliant-looking American Horror Story: Circus drawings that made their way around the internet last year? Apparently, they were on to something. “It doesn’t have a title, but that’s the idea,” American Horror Story scribe Douglas Petrie confirmed during the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast when a co-panelist asked if “carnival” would be the theme. ”Very roughly, that’s the idea.”

I suppose it’s possible that the season will be titled American Horror Story: Carnival … but wouldn’t it be more fun if they decided to go with American Horror Story: Freak Show or something like that? Considering how well the Asylum setting was used in season 2, I shudder to think of how creepy and dark things can get if we’re talking about a carnival freak show as the backdrop for the new season of the show. This setting sounds promising … and wholly terrifying to me. What do YOU think?


  • Kendra

    Ooohhhh! There are so many ways they can go with this theme! Can’t wait!!

  • Marcus_em

    All I am saying is there besstttt not be a clown involved lol

    • nicole

      LOL! I was going to say the same thing!

  • nicole

    There’s so much potenial for this! Ugh…I hope they dont screw it up.

  • Michael Barron

    Didn’t HBO already do this? Carnivale anyone?

    • Shiny

      Totally my first thought too. I miss that damn show. It was awesome. Cancelled too soon!