AHS: Bees, Clowns, Trump, Oh My!

American Horror Story resurrects scary clowns

Piper Cawley, Opinion Editor

It’s what we’ve been waiting for. The horrifying series is back at it again with the seventh installment of this anthology, and it’s bringing back characters you’d never see coming. This season is set in the election season of 2016, and we’re going to relive it. You’d think that Trump and Clinton are going to be the main characters? No, they aren’t. What this season is trying to accomplish is all points of view on the election. Both sides to each candidate will be explored on a deeper level, maybe even a more sinister level as well. Some of the original cast is going to be reappearing, and we’ll see some new faces as well. Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson will be returning as Ally Mayfair-Richards and Kai Anderson. Some new faces you’ll be seeing are Billie Lourd, Cheyenne Jackson, and Allison Pill.

The premiere episode takes place directly on election night. There are two sides to this season. While watching this story, you will be taken on two separate roads, one looking at Trump’s side of things, and on the other side of the spectrum, Hillary’s side as well. Kai Anderson (Evan Peters) is a Trump extremist, and Ally Mayfair-Richards (Sarah Paulson) is very, very supportive of Hillary. The point the actors want to portray is the exact fact that we, as humans, need to look at all points in the situation.

Yes, the title is a little weird. What do bees and clowns have to do with the worst election in history? Well, there isn’t an exact answer yet, but something you should know is about the clown part of this situation… Yeah. Guess which clown is making a reappearance? You got it. Twisty the Clown (you know, the homicidal serial killer clown? Yeah, that one). That monster is coming back. And so is apparently just tons of other random clowns, out terrorizing Ally (Sarah Paulson) and her terrible fear of clowns. As for the bees, well, that is all in its own group: literally. The bees symbolize “colony collapse disorder”, “ the alarming modern phenomenon of when drone/worker bees abandon their queen, leaving the entire hive to fail — something which threatens the larger ecosystem and human food supply.” (-Bees, Clowns, and Cults: Everything We Need To Know About ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7) and that, my fellow readers, is quite self-explanatory.

This whole new season is going to be pretty twisted up. The sinister anthology is on a new level. The new season isn’t only horridly creepy but is also hysterical. Let me save the details for when you watch it. No spoilers here, don’t worry. Just pure information. Now, after reading this, you should really go watch this disgustingly brilliant anthology series. It’s one to die for.