I have braved my crippling fear or the horror genre by catching up on this season of American Horror Story: Coven. Luckily the creative writing, impressive acting (I’m looking at you Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange), and a damn good soundtrack has made up for any nightmares it may have caused.
My pick of the week to celebrate the forthcoming Halloween and Biff Bam Pop’s 31 Days Of Horror is American Horror Story: Coven’s fourth episode “Fearful Pranks Ensue” airing this Wednesday on FX. Check out the trailer below and read on for a brief synopsis of what witchy things we can expect this week.
Here is the official synopsis of the upcoming episode:
1961: When an African American teenager is lynched, Marie Laveau, who has no faith in the Civil Rights Movement, takes a ghastly revenge.
Today: Queenie has been horribly violated and terribly injured, and Fiona blames Marie. She won’t send Queenie to a hospital; they’ll take care of her themselves to avoid attracting attention… and the wrath of the Council of Witchcraft. But Fiona does send Marie a bloody message… one that will rattle the decades-long truce between the Salem witches and the Voodoo Queen. Meanwhile, Zoe tends to a traumatized Kyle, but when he runs away, she must find him before he can do any more harm. And Madame LaLaurie is worried, because today is Halloween – the day that fearful pranks ensue if the proper offerings are not made. As Fiona scoffs at her superstitions, an enraged Marie prepares for a terrible payback, and a humbled Madame LaLaurie finds herself indebted to Queenie. Myrtle, Quentin and Pembroke, three representatives from the Council of Witchcraft, come to pay a visit; unaware of Queenie’s condition or the violation of the truce with Marie, they come on far graver business – business that could be bad news for Fiona. Myrtle has had dire suspicions about Fiona for a very, very long time. But both Spalding and Cordelia have secrets that will impact the Council’s investigation. Elsewhere, we learn that Hank, too, has a secret. And as Halloween night falls, a terrifying army is raised, the girls go out to search for a missing friend, and Spalding hosts a ghastly tea party.
Does anyone else doubt that this is the end of Madison. With Misty and Frankenkyle walking around, I doubt anyone stays dead for long on this show. I hope she does come back. I liked the character and would love to see a Madison vs. Fiona battle of the Supremes. Or will someone else step up to take Fiona down? Series creator Ryan Murphy did confirm the fact that Madison is dead (but no mention whether she stays dead or not), he also said “When you see episode 4 and you see what Spalding [Denis O’Hare’s mute butler] did to the body, you’ll be like ‘Oh, okay I get it. Not only do I get it, but I’m very disturbed.’” If you’re like me you’re thinking the worst right now. That’s the thing about this show though, they can “go there” and do the most inappropriate things but for some reason, we’re all ok with that.
After you tune in, be sure to check back at Biff Bam Pop to read Marie Gilbert’s recap of the episode and share your thoughts!