Time to invest in a nightlight, “American Horror Story” fans, because the new season of the hit FX series will have you fearing the dark — and checking under your bed — when the show returns in the fall. According to a press release, Season 6 of the chilling series will make its way back to the small screen on Wednesday, September 14 at 10 p.m. EDT.
So what spooky storyline can viewers expect from the sixth season of the horror drama? Well, Ryan Murphy, co-creator of “AHS,” previously teased that scary things sometimes come in small packages. During the 2016 PaleyFest, Murphy confirmed that the upcoming installment would feature “elements of children” within Season 6.
“If you look at horror tropes, the innocence of children, that sort of wide-eyed entryway into some world is always very dramatic and satisfying,” Murphy explained of why he chose to base the forthcoming season on adolescents.
Although the pint-sized characters will be the focus of the new installment, it’s important to note that children have also played a pivotal role within previous seasons. That has fans theorizing that perhaps the creepy kids who starred in Seasons 1 to 5 may appear in the sixth installment. John Landgraf, FX’s Network President, confirmed suspicions when he revealed the sixth season, which is “set in the present,” would have “echoes of the past” woven into the plot.
So what disturbing youngsters would you want to see reprise their roles in the upcoming installment of “AHS”? Check out 7 of the eeriest children from the twisted anthology below:
1. Thaddeus Montgomery / The Infantata (Ben Woolf), Season 1’s “Murder House” — Thaddeus is the son of Dr. Charles (Matt Ross) and Nora Montgomery (Lily Rabe) who was brought back to life after being kidnapped and dismembered. Thaddeus was known for scaring and killing those who entered the basement where the killer creature resided.
2. Troy and Bryan Rutger ( Kai and Bodhi Schulz ), Season 1’s “Murder House” — The red headed brothers were just one of Thaddeus’ victims after the trouble-making twins trespassed into the then-abandoned Murder House. The ghostly two then dedicated their eternal afterlife to playing tricks on residents who entered the home.
3. Jeffrey Harmon, Season 1’s “Murder House” — Vivien and Ben Harmon’s son became a spirit of Murder House after taking a breath before dying. It would be interesting to see what became of little Jeffrey. Maybe his cry still haunts Murder House, scaring new residents of the eerie home.
4. Thomas Bertrand (Brady Allen) and Julia Walker (Sade Kimora Young), Season 2’ “Asylum” — The children of Kit Walker (Evan Peters) played an interesting role in the Season 2 finale of “AHS.” It was revealed that the two, who later became a Harvard Law Professor and a neurosurgeon at John Hopkins, had cured Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) of her illness. However, it was never revealed how they were able to come up with the cure. It was suspected that perhaps Kit’s kids had some help from the aliens that abducted their parents. Here’s hoping “AHS” revisits this mind-boggling storyline to give fans a deeper understanding of these mysterious characters.
5. Bette and Dot Tattler (Sarah Paulson) and Jimmy Darling’s (Evan Peter) child, Season 4 “Freak Show” — It was revealed in the Season 4 finale that Jimmy was expecting a child with the conjoined twins. The future of this “Freak Show” child would be a curious one to watch unfold (and to find out if the child had a unique gift like his/her parents!)
6. Holden Lowe (Lennon Henry), Season 5 “Hotel” — The blood-sucking son of John (Wes Bentley) and Alex Lowe ( Chloë Sevigny ) was destined to live forever as a child after the Countess (Lady Gaga) turned the blonde haired boy into one of her many vampire children. Perhaps the nightly creatures will stir up more chaos in Season 6 of the FX drama with his coffin-sleeping siblings.
7. Bartholomew, Season 5’s “Hotel” — Bartholomew was the only biological son of the Countess, which is why she was so devoted to the ghastly creature who craved blood from birth.
Which terrifying child do you want to see reprise their role in Season 6 of “American Horror Story”? Sound off in the comments section below.