American Horror Story: Cult preview


Ally (Sarah Paulson) is slowly being terrorized by her phobias, leaving Ivy (Alison Pill) worried for her mental health.

Steven Guzman

Creepy clowns and beehives will debut on Sept. 5 in the seventh season of FX’s “American Horror Story” as “AHS Cult.”

Every season of “American Horror Story” has a different story, theme and cast of characters while including a couple same actors such as Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson who have appeared in every season. This season will be focused on people’s use of fear to gain power over others after the 2016 presidential election.

Paulson will star as Ally Mayfair-Richards who has been traumatized by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Mayfair-Richards suffers from coulrophobia (fear of clowns), trypophobia (a fear of irregular patterns, small holes or bumps) and hemophobia (a fear of blood). Peters will star as the blue haired Kai Anderson who will represent America’s most famous cult leaders such as Charles Manson and Jim Jones.

Mayfair-Richards owns a restaurant, ‘The Butchery on Main’ with her wife Ivy Mayfair-Richards, played by Alison Pill. On election night, Richards is horrified on Donald Trump’s victory while Anderson is beyond thrilled on the results.

New actors include “Scream Queens” Billie Lourd as Winter Anderson, “Teen Wolf’s” Colton Haynes as Detective Samuels and “Girl’s” Lena Dunham as real life American author Valerie Solanas, who attempted to murder artist Andy Warhol. Past actors such as Emma Roberts, Mare Winningham, Frances Conroy, Adina Porter and Cheyenne Jackson will all be returning this season.

The first episode out of eleven of the season is titled “Election Night” and will premiere on FX at 10 p.m..