September 13, 2016

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'American Horror Story' Season 6: Seven Theories About the Mysterious Theme

#1Charles Manson or Cults

A Reddit user with a keen eye noticed there are references to Charles Manson, one of history's most infamous cult leader and murderer, in all five seasons of American Horror Story. In the series premiere, Tate Langdon (played by Evan Peters) mutters "Helter Skelter"—a term derived from a Beatles song that Manson thought was an imminent apocalyptic war between blacks and whites. 

In one of the Season 6 teasers ("Lullaby"), a knife-filled mobile above a baby's crib reads "PIG." This could be a reference to 1968's Rosemary's Baby, which was directed by Roman Polanski. So what's the connection to Manson? Well, the following year, the director's wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered by members of the Manson family. They wrote "PIG" in blood on her front door. 

But it doesn't stop there! Murphy revealed in 2013 that Season 3/Coven was almost about the Manson murders, and that he "might go back to the Manson thing in some regard one day." Lastly, Manson had a thing for spiders and frequently included them in his artwork. The latest AHS teasers feature a ton of spiders crawling on backs, into mouths and out of closed eyes. Hmm...

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