American Horror Story Freak Show used the second half of the Edward Mordrake two parter to show the origins and tears of Twisty the clown. When the legendary carny myth showed up at the freak show’s Jupiter, Florida campground, drawn by Elsa’s rehearsal on Halloween, it seemed the the purveyor of the attraction would be the victim required by the “boogeyman” of the circus world. Instead, the “two-faced” ghost, or demon, learned of several freaks’ deepest secrets, sins and hopelessness. A penalty that all had to pay after Mordrake visited them.
American Horror Story Edward Mordrake Part 2: The Darkest Hour
In Edward Mordrake Part 2 of American Horror Story Freak Show the demon headed myth has arrived at the Jupiter, Florida camp to question the freaks about their darkest hour, the worst moment of their lives and those with the most blood and pain on their hands will be doomed to join the legend and his troupe. At first the dark legend speaks to the “seal boy” and the half-woman. Their tales are sad and bring a tear to the demon on the back of Mordrake’s head. Each have their darkest moments and have committed “sin.”
Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story season four premiere of Freak Show showed a glimpse of genius three quarters through the opening episode when Jessica Lang’s character sang David Bowie’s Life on Mars. Of course purists will shout that the Bowie ballad, which is the best way to describe the song, does not fit the time period. Freak Show takes place in 1952 Jupiter, Florida so of course the song is an anachronism in the old time 1950’s southern setting.