As of Wednesday night, the theme of American Horror Story Season 6 is no longer a secret! This actually calls for a drum roll because the theme of American Horror Story has been one of Fall 2016 TV’s biggest mysteries.
The theme of American Horror Story Season 6 is My Roanoke Nightmare! Now, I know a lot of people don’t understand why Roanoke is a Nightmare, well this is because it’s actually a true horror story. The theme is connected to the lost colony of Roanoke, a 1500s British Settlement whose inhabitants disappeared without explanation. Currently, there is no explanation of their disappearances, but it lead to many creepy stories such as ghost hauntings over the Roanoke territory.
This is where American Horror Story comes in to create their own ideas about what happened after the disappearances at Roanoke. American Horror Story borrows their first season’s theme of a Haunted House and places the house in the middle of North Carolina, previously known as Roanoke Colony.
Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. reenact a couple named Shelby and Matt who want to move from the city of Los Angeles because of violent memories and Shelby’s miscarriage. In order to move on from their past and start fresh, the couple seeks the country-side in North Carolina. After moving into their new home their lives slowly but surely turn into a nightmare.
This way of storytelling is very new and intriguing for American Horror Story fans, because they are reliving these moments with Shelby and Matt.
In the first episode fans watched Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Angela Basset experience human teeth raining upon them, a human-like creature with a pig’s head, torch carrying trespassers and woods full of even creepier torch carriers lead around by Kathy Bates.
American Horror Story sure knows how to creep out their viewers, but leave them coming back for eerie and strange occurrences every episode.
What do you think about American Horror Story’s Season 6 theme My Roanoke Nightmare?