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Twisty the Clown of 'Freak Show' Coming to a Nightmare Near You

By    |   Friday, 10 Oct 2014 11:31 AM

Twisty the Clown, the new star of FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show," is taking the scary clown meme to new heights, and that's exactly what show creator Ryan Murphy wanted to do with the character.

John Carroll Lynch, who has starred in movies like "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and TV series like "Do No Harm" and "Body of Proof," has made a striking image as Twisty in the latest "American Horror Story" installments. Murphy told BuzzFeed News that turning the 6-foot-3 Lynch into the most terrifying clown ever was all part of the plan.



"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," Murphy told BuzzFeed News in September. "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. … Two crew members told me they have had nightmares about this clown since we started shooting and they're not even scared of clowns."

Lauren McEwen, of the Washington Post, wrote that Murphy's goal of making Twisty the focus of every viewer's nightmare was complete with the first scene.

"It's then that we get the first glimpse of 'Twisty the Clown's' lair and it is good and disturbing," McEwen wrote. "Ryan Murphy said the writers' goal was to make the 'most terrifying clown of all time.' Mission accomplished. He's got Bonnie and Corey caged up in this dilapidated school bus where he's alternating between doing clown tricks and bursting into fits of rage, as one does."

Of course, Twisty the Clown has earned his own hastag on Twitter.

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