American Horror Story: 6

Megan Mousaw, Online Editor

   On Wednesday, September 14, many of us tuned out the world around us to sit and watch the highly anticipated season premiere of American Horror Story: 6. For the past couple of months, the creators of American Horror Story have been teasing their fans by not announcing the theme of this season. This season, Ryan Murphy and other creators teased us with trailers dropping hints and clues to what the season could be, until the night of the premiere. In the past, AHS has had seasons that have creepy yet exciting to watch like Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, and most recently, Hotel, making this season highly anticipated.

   This season the theme of American Horror Story is “My Roanoke Nightmare”. At first, all of us were a bit confused of what  “My Roanoke Nightmare” was, but after the couple episodes and some background research, I think I can explain the basic idea.

   If any of you have been in, are in, or soon to be in U.S. History, your teacher should bring up The Lost Colony of Roanoke. Basically, when the English came over from Great Britain to the New World, John White and his crew began to set a small colony off the coast of North Carolina on Roanoke Island. Shortly after, White headed back to England to get some more supplies and hopefully more men to help out. It took White a while to get back to the colony, but when he did return, the colony was gone, with all the men and supplies they had previously brought with them. The only clue left behind was the word “Croatoan”, a Native American tribe that lived in the nearby area, carved into a tree. To this day, no one knows what really happened to the men, and historians are still looking and finding evidence.

   This season of American Horror Story is very interesting and different from all the others. For instance, we are watching a TV show within a TV show. Before and after a commercial break, the words “My Roanoke Nightmare” flash across the screen, almost like we are watching a documentary. This season is following a couple who recently moved to a house in the middle of nowhere in North Carolina. Shortly after they move into the new house, they begin to notice strange noises happening inside and outside of their house. At first, they think that it’s just pranks, but as it grows more serious (and creepy), they begin to learn more about the house and it’s history. Because of the title and setting of this season it leads many theories and people, including myself, to believe that this season will bring in the story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

   While it’s not like the other seasons, My Roanoke Nightmare is adding history into the show which may be very interesting to see, especially watching how the creators of American Horror Story talk about the Lost Colony of Roanoke. If you would like to keep up with American Horror Story this season, make sure you tune into FX at 9 pm on Wednesdays!