This ‘AH’S Theory Connects The Election To Killer Clowns& We’re Screaming

AHS: Cult hasn’t even premiered yet and we’re already shaking in our boots. If jesters give you the major heebie-jeebies, let’s just say you’ll probably want to cover at least one of your eyes while tuning in. The seventh installment appears to be sending in the clowns in a big style this season, and this hypothesi connects them to the election.

We’re already well aware that centers on the days following the election of Donald Trump. The recently dropped trailer devotes us a peak at what that might entail, and TBH, we expected more politics, fewer clowns. But this is Ryan Murphy-land and anything goes. Especially when it’s extra creepy.

Sarah Paulson plays a Michigan woman dealing with the Trump election aftermath, yet her concerns don’t seem limited to policy and cabinet changes. The coulrophobia — that’s fear of jesters, in case you were wondering — increases to a fever pitch. And it’s probably legit considering ALL THAT TERRIFYING CLOWN IMAGERY. The first clue is a flashing of a Twisty comic book,. You remember this cuddly fellow from, yes?

Then there’s Billie Lourd’s Winter Anderson, who appears to be some sort of wicked babysitter from hell, giving a child a Twisty figurine that is sure to haunt our spirits for all eternity. The clip ends with another clown popping up in our faces to a soundtrack of screams.

You may recollect the clown hysteria of 2016 that was all over the news last fall. The chilling sightings happened across the country, and while some of the events seemed harmless, a handful became violent or involved attempts at luring children into the timbers. notes that some of the incidents took place in Michigan within the next few months leading up to the election of all places. Coincidence? Or not, when it comes to the universe … They also recall the speculation that the phenomena wreaked widespread panic in a similar way the election did. The circus staples mirror our anxieties, or at least dedicates them a face. In a Opinion piece from back in October, novelist Henning Fog theorized, ”Politics and seasonal horror have found their perfect match.”

is clearly picking up on the pairing in name of amusement in a frightening way only they could execute. We’ll know soon enough how this tale of murderer jesters plays out. Sweet dreamings, fans. Don’t let the bed bugs bite buffoons dominate your nightmares.

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