"They're all connected."
That's Ryan Murphy's mind-blowing revelation about "American Horror Story," FX's horror anthology series that tells a brand-new tale of terror every single year. Except the various "AHS" seasons aren't quite as independent as once thought. According to Murphy, every single iteration of "AHS" is connected to one another — meaning the Murder House of season one exists in the same universe as this year's "Freak Show."
Murphy told Entertainment Weekly that season four is the first time viewers are getting confirmation that all the seasons of "American Horror Story" are linked, what with season two's Pepper (Naomi Grossman) and Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe) popping up in "Freak Show."
"This is the first year where we begin to tell you that season two is connected to season four which is connected to season one," he confirmed. "That’s the fun of the show. Hopefully by the end of the run, be it 10 years or 15 years, people will be able to stand back and be able to say, 'Oh that was connected to x.'"
"We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected," he continued. "They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined."
Does that mean we could see Ghost Tate and Zombie Kyle haunting Inmate Kit and Lobster Boy Jimmy at some point in the future? Will Constance Langdon ever square off against Sister Jude Martin? If that's the kind of future connectedness that Murphy's teasing up, then, well, wow. That's pretty twisty.
(No, not that Twisty. Too soon.)