‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Trailer Proves Clowns Are No Laughing Matter (Video)

Ryan Murphy does his best to give you nightmares with trio of new clips

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Are you one of those people who harbor a fear of clowns?


Well, prepare to be.

See video: ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Promo Has Plenty of Legs to Swing on (Video)

A trio of new trailers for Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s FX creep-fest “American Horror Story: Freak Show” have been released. In keeping with the teasers that have come before, they’re as nightmare-inducing as they are brief.

One trailer features a man in clown makeup — which seems benign enough, until his mouth stretches open to reveal a twisted mass of needle-sharp fangs.

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Another depicts a sword swallower bringing the concept of deep-throating to a dangerous new level, while a third features — yup — another murky character with a creepy smile capable of keeping an army of therapists in business for years.

The latest installment of the FX anthology series, which premieres Oct. 8, will feature returning cast members such as Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson and Gabourey Sidibe, along with newcomers Michael Chiklis, “All My Children” veteran Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle and Jyoti Amge, aka the World’s Smallest Woman.

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Feel free to clown around, if you dare, below.