American Horror Story Season 6 has baffled fans now for nearly half a year, forcing them to speculate what the theme for this year might be and who may be involved. There have been little bits of information slowly leaked to American Horror Story fans over the months, but none so revealing as what’s to come.
There have been new reports that the theme for American Horror Story Season 6 is not only going to take place with a split fall and spring season, but also in two different time periods. There have also been reports that American Horror Story will be using the Antichrist this year as a major theme moving forward, but that only seems to be a small part of it.
Now, according to set photos taken by TMZ, American Horror Story fans can finally pin down what the theme for the Season 6 is, at least for one of the time periods. Horror fans that have been fascinated by some of American history’s most famous mysteries will be shocked to know that this year’s theme for American Horror Story will be tying into the one of America’s oldest mysteries, the Roanoke island vanishing.
TMZ EXCLUSIVE – Set pictures of AHS6…American Horror Story : Croatoan? pic.twitter.com/8LW6QEAjYN
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The first thing that fans of American Horror Story need to do is get a quick refresher on what the mystery entails. The colonial era has always been a major reference point for witches, evil Puritans, and Indian curses. But this real-life tale takes place in 1590, when a North Carolina colony lost all of its 117 inhabitants under mysterious circumstances that both horrifies and baffles historians to this day. The only clue that was left with the strange disappearance of the Roanoke colony was a word carved in a tree: Croatoan.
Now American Horror Story is known for featuring some of the most macabre classics of American history and bringing a fresh twist to those tales of infinitely unnerving scenes of horror. But this could end up being the granddaddy of them all. The Croatoan myth has been somewhat popularized in popular culture over the years, but the true story in people’s imagination could end up being much more subversive than the fictions that pop culture has thrown at American audiences.
Of course, there is nothing more terrifying than the unknown, and that is what American Horror Story seems to be preying on this year with all of its secrecy and mysterious intrigue by holding back on releasing the details. Then, when American Horror Story released its premiere date on FX, that only added more questions to the already crowded list for anxious fans.
First of all, why is American Horror Story premiering a month ahead of its normal premiere date? Also, why are there only 10 episodes this year instead of 13? AHS just releases this information then goes dark, with no real explanation. There is no doubt that they are trying to mount media and social media speculation to make the show more talked about, but fans have been chomping at the bit to just get a peek under the curtain.
So, now that we know that Season 6 of American Horror Story is going to have a time period that dates as far back as colonial times and will feature elements of children in it, it is possible that the Croatoan mystery will be revealed in another popular fiction as being the source behind the Antichrist, thus giving us a whole new apocalyptic tale for AHS that could lead to both a fall and spring season.
— Elena and Anthony (@LabOfHookers) August 1, 2016
The only real way to find out the answer to these questions is to tune in to the Season 6 premiere on FX of American Horror Story on September 14.
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