We’re only a few weeks away from the return of American Horror Story Freakshow and the people over at FX are getting us ready to be scared with some new character posters. WE have an introduction to the main players in the show and this cast looks to be the best one yet. As an extra bonus, Buzzfeed snagged an interview with creator Ryan Murphy, who explains just how creepy Twisty The Clown is and what we should expect.

First up are the posters.

Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars – Freak Show Manager


Sarah Paulson as Bette and Dot – Conjoined Sisters


Kathy Bates as Ethel Darling – Bearded Lady 


Angela Bassett as Desiree Dupree – Three-Breasted Woman 


Michael Chiklis as Dell Toledo – Strongman 


Finn Wittrock as Dandy Mott – Freak Show Wannabe


Frances Conroy as Gloria Mott – Dandy’s Mother


Denis O’Hare as Stanley – Collector of Freaks


Evan Peters as Jimmy Darling – Lobster Boy 


Emma Roberts as Maggie Esmerelda – Fortune Teller 


Wes Bentley as Edward Mordrake – Man with Two Faces 


Here’s the quote from Murphy.

“We said in the writer’s room that if we were going to do clowns, we were going to create the most terrifying clown of all time. That was our goal when we were writing him, but I’m worried about people being too afraid of our clown. It’s heart-stopping what he does. I’m worried. I’m worried that people are going to have cardiac arrests … The clown’s intro in the first episode is … even I was terrified of it. It’s brutal. Two crew members told me they have had nightmares about this clown since we started shooting and they’re not even scared of clowns. I think he’s pretty extraordinary because, when you see why he’s a clown and why he’s wearing the mask … just you wait.”


American Horror Story Freakshow will make it’s way back to FX to scare the pants off you on October 8th.