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10 | AHS: Freak Show (Eps 9 & 10)

 
Dapper Dandy

Dapper Dandy

American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 9
Title: "Tupperware Party Massacre"
Aired: 12/10/2014

Synopsis: Still distraught over the loss of his mother (and Ma Petite), Jimmy Darling sinks into a drunken depression, which causes him to do things he'd normally not do - and we'd really rather not see. Dandy is up to his usual hijinks and is getting much more comfortable with murder. Bette and Dot are finally at the point (or so they think) where they have to decide whether or not to actually go through with the separation surgery. Much like the last episode, this one doesn't hold back on the blood and murder.


 
 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAK SHOW (L-R): Salty (Christopher Neiman) and Pepper (Naomi Grossman) in "Monsters Among Us.

American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 10
Title: "Orphans"
Aired: 12/17/2014

Synopsis: This episode gives us the rather heartbreaking backstory for pepper, which takes us from the freak show tent to Briarcliff Manor. That's right, they've finally made the official connection to AHS: Asylum (arguably the best season of the entire series). Pepper's husband dies in his sleep (suspicious) and Stanley is all too quick to take advantage. Finally, poor Jimmy, arrested for Dandy's crimes in the last episode, is forced to part with two very important things in exchange for top legal counsel.

8 | AHS: Freak Show (Eps 7 & 8)

 
American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Test of Strength"

American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Test of Strength"

American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 7
Title: "Test of Strength"
Aired: 11/19/2014

Synopsis: Daddy issues seem to be prominent in this episode. Following yet another act of violence, the ladies of Elsa's freak show join forces to stand up against Dell. Jimmy Lobsterclaws realizes that Dandy may not have the best of intentions when it comes to Bette and Dot and tries to urge the twins to leave. Yet another murder plot from the ever-persistent Stanley. However, we finally see him follow through on this one. Penny's Dad does something for his daughter that will change her life forever. A "big" character finally gets killed off - no more Stanley fantasies.


 
American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Bloodbath"

American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Bloodbath"


American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 8
Title: "Bloodbath"
Aired: 12/3/2014

Synopsis: Recent violent episodes around camp and the discovery of a dead freak raise Ethel's suspicion of Elsa. Stanley and Elsa team up for a rather grisly project. Gloria makes a last ditch effort to control dear ol' Dandy's bloodlust. There is no shortage of death in this episode. No shortage of overacting, either.

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6 | AHS: Freak Show (Eps 5 & 6)

 
American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Pink Cupcakes"

American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Pink Cupcakes"

American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 5
Title: "Pink Cupcakes"
Aired: 11/5/2014

Synopsis: Stanley and Maggie hatch multiple plans to take out some of the freaks - Stanley is pretty obsessed with getting an exhibit into the Mutter Museum...
Gloria continues to enable her dear little manchild, Dandy, by covering up his latest murder. A sexy encounter with Jimmy Lobsterclaws ends with a trip to the doctor where Desiree learns that she may not be the "freak" she grew up thinking she was.


American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 6
Title: "Bullseye"
Aired: 11/12/2014

Synopsis: Elsa begins preparations to unveil her dangerous new act, the Spinning Wheel of Death. Stanley and Maggie continue to hatch murderous plots against the freaks, with Maggie becoming more and more reluctant to participate. We not only discover Paul and Elsa are secret nighttime lovers but we also learn that Paul has been sharing his secret circus tricks with another lady.


In our next episode, we'll be discussing the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (in honor of its 40th Anniversary Blu Ray release) and comparing it to the 2003 remake with Jessica Biel. 
So, in case you've been living under a rock for the past 40 years (or your name is Karen) and haven't seen the original TCSM, check out the trailer and give it a watch.

You can also check out the trailer for the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake starring Jessica Biel in all her wet, white-shirted glory.