Yesterday, FX gave us our first look at scenes from American Horror Story: Freak Show, and now they’ve revealed the main title sequence. In true American Horror Story fashion, executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have delivered yet another captivating opening credits arrangement. Check it out after beyond the jump.
The only thing I believe this franchise has going for it is the dark, brooding melody of its theme music and its marketing. I’ve always found it to be the strongest element of personality AHS has. For American Horror Story: Freak Show, for the first time, they’ve done away with the screeching noise at every actors credit and have changed up the title music. Still recognizable, the music takes on the playfulness of the circus, infusing it within the AHS theme song. It’s a lovely, whimsical mixture of melody that definitely captures the new season well.
What also makes up the great title sequences is the visuals. They’ve always been flashes of strange images that hint at what’s to come. Here they’ve opted out of live action footage for a computer animated sequence, somewhat mimicking stop-motion animation. Now whether or not there will be a character with a leg for a penis is a different conversation we can have if and when the show comes to that crossroad.
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Here is the official synopsis for American Horror Story: Freak Show courtesy of the FX Networks:
American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, American Horror Story: Freak Show also stars Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Gaborey Sidibe, Finn Wittrock, Wes Bently, and John Carroll Lynch
American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres on FX on Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM on FX.
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Source: FX Networks