As Episode 6 and the expected twist is fast arriving in regard to American Horror Story: Roanoke, could it be possible all of the seasons of AHS are actually based on real-life events like those seen in My Roanoke Nightmare? It would certainly help account for the fact the same actors keep appearing as different characters in a series that is supposed to be connected between the independent seasons.
Spoiler alert: This article discusses FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.
Ever since FX and Ryan Murphy started throwing out multiple teasers to cover up the fact Season 6 of American Horror Story was a big secret in regard to its theme, fans have been intrigued. Many different theories have appeared on sites such as Reddit in relation to not only the theme of Season 6, but of how the latest season will interconnect with the previous ones in the way Murphy said they would when he was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly back in September. Murphy also revealed that Episodes 6-9 would be like watching a different show to the first five episodes and that Episode 10 of American Horror Story: Roanoke would be like a third section completely.
As viewers saw with the conclusion of Episode 5 of American Horror Story: Roanoke last week, it certainly did suggest that the documentary segment, My Roanoke Nightmare, of Season 6 of AHS has concluded with the Millers finally breaking free from their haunted house and retreating to a motel. And, the teaser for Episode 6, revealed what appeared to be the documentary crew behind My Roanoke Nightmare, indicating that Episodes 6-9 would deal with the behind the scenes story of Matt and Shelby Miller.
While there have been many theories in relation to American Horror Story: Roanoke and how Episode 6 will change everything, recent theories are leaning more towards the Millers trying to create a hoax in regard to their house. As TV Guide points out, there are many aspects of Matt and Shelby’s account of events that just don’t add up. They note that it seems very unlikely they could escape the clutches of the Butcher when so many others haven’t.
However, what if viewers have been looking at American Horror Story all wrong? What if the twist after Episode 5 of American Horror Story: Roanoke is that all of the seasons have their own documentary like My Roanoke Nightmare? It would certainty explain why the same actors keep turning up in different roles throughout American Horror Story. If the spooky documentaries were being made by the same network or production company, it would make sense for them to use the same actors over and over again.
So, what this would mean is that for Season 1 of American Horror Story, the actors we saw playing the Harmons were actually reenacting the events on behalf of the story told to the production crew by the real Harmons. In AHS Asylum, the My Asylum Nightmare documentary would follow the stories told about the infamous Briarcliff asylum. Season 3’s documentary could be called My Witchcraft Nightmare and Season 4, My Circus Nightmare. Season 5, Hotel, could focus on Detective John Lowe’s investigation into the Hotel Cortez.
This theory easily explains why viewers keep seeing the same actors in different roles throughout all the season of American Horror Story. However, it still leaves room for the deeper mystery of how all of the stories tie into each other with various links. For example, how it turned out the original owner of Matt and Shelby’s house was an ancestor of Dandy Mott, who appears in Season 4 of American Horror Story.
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American Horror Story returns to FX with Chapter 6 of Season 6 on Wednesday, October 19, at 10 p.m. ET.
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