Ro, Ro, Roanoke, coming to your T.V.: Season 6 of American Horror Story brings a historic mystery to horrifying new heights


In an attempt to understand the mysterious events occurring at their isolated home in North Carolina, Shelby Miller (Sarah Paulson) and her husband Matt Miller (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and his sister Lee Haris (Angela Bassett), bring in a medium (Leslie Jordan) to contact the spirits and make sense of the horrors surrounding them.

Sierra Robinson, Staff Writer

American Horror Story is an anthology horror television series produced by FX.  The first season, “Murder House,” aired in 2011.  Each season has a completely different backstory and plot than the last, which keeps many viewers  enamored.

Although the plot lines are never repeating, certain actors have appeared in every season, such as Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, and Sarah Paulson.

This show has component that are loosely based on true events, making it even more horrifying and compelling, captivating large audiences.

The seasons that have aired so far are Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, and this season, Roanoke.

The newest season differs from the past seasons, as the theme was not announced prior to the season premiere and was aired in September rather than October.  This only added to the media buzz.

“After watching the various trailers for American Horror Story: Roanoke, I became rather intrigued.  I have decided to watch the past seasons which are available on Netflix, and although I am fearful the excitement outweighs this,” said junior Sally Fried.

The first five episodes of season 6, which have already been released, remind viewers that American Horror Story is not for the fainthearted.

Roanoke, known as the lost colony, is shrouded in mystery.  Because Roanoke is a real historical site, the season will have some some truth behind it.

The show’s creator and producer, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, decided to switch things up for this season, depicting it as a paranormal documentary in which actors from the shows previous seasons reenact the events, while other actors pose as the real life versions of the characters.

“Being a loyal American Horror Story fan, this season is definitely interesting so far.   Murphy and Falchuk are pure geniuses and I cannot wait to see what these two come up with,” said junior Matt Bernstein.

Season 6 varies greatly from any of the other seasons and has thus far received positive feedback from the viewing community.

Throughout the seasons, American Horror Story has gained a huge following as it is constantly portraying the unexpected with dark and twisted storylines that come along with every episode.

The creators purposely compose each season to be even more terrifying and rogue than the last.

The show has set trends for television and horror writers everywhere.  American Horror Story is truly left to the imagination and will only receive less attention when this creative spark runs out; let’s hope it never does.