It All Starts With a Hat: American Horror Story Season 5 Plot Revealed?
American Horror Story starts with a Hat?
To avoid fainting, keep repeating \'It\'s only a movie...It\'s only a movie...\'
Calling all American Horror Story fans: Ryan Murphy has just confirmed that every season of AHS is connected... and what\'s more, he\'s finally dropped some major bombshells about season 5!
After feverish fan speculation about the American Horror Story connected universe - read some of the biggest theories
here and here - AHS creator Ryan Murphy told EW:
They’re all connected. They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season... There are purposeful connections, character connections, and similarities and things that connect that we’ll continue to connect moving forward.
How great is it to have that confirmed? More potently still, Murphy was asked about the Top Hat Theory - which gained momentum when Maggie (Emma Roberts) is passed this coffee cup...
Ryan Murphy confirmed that the truth of Season 5 starts with a top hat, and Maggie\'s coffee cup is a \'big\' clue:
That is a big season five clue! It’s an arcane clue, but it’s very purposeful, and it illuminates something that you’ll be like, \'Oh! You dirty b******!\'
In case anyone is totally confused about what the heck a top hat has to do with anything, let\'s have a look at the significance.
The prevalent theory for American Horror Story season 5 is to be set around 1953, when Operation Top Hat was a secret U.S. army exercise for the Chemical Corps. This involved people being purposely exposed to dangerous contaminants in experiments for biological and chemical warfare... sounds pretty AHS-worthy, huh?
Just in case you thought it was just Maggie who is given the Top Hat Clue, the motif also shows up in the toy store in episode 4.02, and on the dinner menu when Jimmy and his friends go to eat.
American Horror Story top hat wearers include Coven\'s Misty Day and Papa Legba, and more recently, Freak Show\'s Edward Mordrake.
In addition to the top hats, a redditor noticed that pictures of mushroom clouds hang behind Jimmy in his woman-pleasuring scene at the start of
AHS: Freak Show. This links again to the prospect of chemical testing and 50\'s military paranoia.
Sure, there were plenty of clues that hinted at
AHS 5 being something space-related. Elsa Mars performing Life on Mars, the cop\'s planetary tie and other clues... but Ryan Murphy has 100% denied there\'s any truth in those rumors, saying:
We’re not doing space. It is land-bound and it takes place in the United States.
TL; DR: no aliens, but the top hat is significant. Personally, I think that the Operation Top Hat, 1953-era AHS Season 5 is a good theory - what do you guys think?
Do you think American Horror Story Season 5 will be good focusing on chemical testing and 50\'s paranoia?
Yeah, that sounds perfect! Bring on the biological experiments!
Hmmm, Freak Show is already in the 50\'s, I want something new
I will literally love this show whatever happens
Sources: EW, Wikipedia, Huffington Post, Reddit, Twitter
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