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Get Ready For Twisty The Clown In 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

New details about the upcoming season emerge.

After a handful of "American Horror Story: Freak Show" trailers and teasers over the last few weeks, we've finally got some info about the actual plot of the upcoming fourth season -- including that the main villain will be Twisty the Clown, played by John Carroll Lynch.

“He’s out to make their lives a living hell,” the show's co-creator, Ryan Murphy, told Entertainment Weekly. “He’s wearing a mask on the lower part of his face and there comes a point in the season where takes the mask off and when you see what’s under you will faint in terror.”

"My character is very manipulative,” star Jessica Lange said. “She understands what’s needed and she provides it. However the thing I want to be very clear that Elsa really loves these people. She truly cares for them in her own selfish narcissistic way. It’s not just exploitation.”

The show returns on October 8 on FX.