I am finally all caught with American Horror Story Cult, and I must say I am in a weird state of the unknown. Most seasons I can say with certainty that I either love it or hate it, (even Coven one of my personal favs that everyone else despises.) This season for whatever reason hasn’t shoved me over the fence, I’m still waiting for a glimpse of the truly horrifying.
It may even be the influx of new characters i’ve yet to connect with or the fictionalized aftermath of a very real reality. One thing AHS has been able to provide this season is gore and plenty of it.
The members of the Kai Anderson cult dawn clown costumes to achieve their goals and to strike enough fear to swing the votes in his direction for city council.
Like all cult leaders Kai is charismatic, easy on the eyes, criminally insane and full of baloney. Seeing the desperation and loneliness in his followers, that he himself posessess, he hand picks the poor souls he leads. In the beginning there seemed to be a method to his madness. His group offered solidarity to those who felt marginalized and unheard, after the election. Yet each week, we see the continuous unraveling of the once captivating councilman as he slips into the throws of insanity and paranoia.
Ally Mayfair-Richards has also undergone a transformation. Once terrified of her own shadow, months of torment by the cult has strengthened her so much that she becomes a member and gets her therapist/Kai’s older brother murdered.
Ivy who happily betrayed and assisted in the torment should probably sleep with one eye open especially since Beverly Hope has been transported to the room of isolation.
This seems very much like a real cult equipped with militarized chauvinists in matching outfits, love deprived women desperate for purpose and a hodge podge of confused individuals looking for a place to belong.
The killer clowns to sway the city council election is impressive! Next week we’ll be mimicking the Jonestown “True Believers” by poisoning some fruit punch.
Halloween Horror Story, let’s go!
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