Want to drum up interest in the new season of a popular TV show? That's easy; just get straight to the freakin' point. That' ladies and gentlemen, is the route "American Horror Story: Freak Show" is taking with the first batch of actual footage released from Season 4, which literally opens with the line: "Where are the freaks? I'm getting bored."
Then, we meet the cast. "It was in the fall when I realized the world I had known was forever doomed," intones actress Sarah Paulson, who plays the dual roles of conjoined twins Dot and Better Tattler, as she approaches a menacing tent with Jessica Lange's Elsa Mars. "I knew I was about to enter the gates of hell, but, like the inescapable pull of gravity, there was nothing I could do about it."
Watch the new footage, which premiered on BuzzFeed, to finally see Angela Bassett’s Desiree Dupree...
Kathy Bates’ bearded lady character, Ethel Darling...
And John Carroll Lynch's Twisty the Clown in action.
But, it's Evan Peters' Jimmy Darling who gets the money line after he's told that "There is no place in Jupiter for freaks."
His response? "Don’t...call us freaks!"
Ryan Murphy's masterful horror anthology series returns on October 8 on FX.