Mild spoilers ahead:
Just as Ryan Murphy promised us all via Twitter (promising something to one person on Twitter, means promising everyone in the world), Jessica Lange (as Elsa Mars, queen of all freaks) belted a spooky-scary rendition of Lana Del Rey’s “Gods & Monsters”, a bonus song from the divisive pop singer’s first album Born To Die. Even disregarding the consistently anachronistic song choices, this Lana Del Rey song seemed like an unusual choice from the outset–I thought maybe they were at least going to stick to classics on American Horror Story: Freak Show.
But with the ghoulish green fog visuals and the extra creepy, literally two-faced Abraham Lincoln–looking apparition, Edward Mordrake, the haunting Lana Del Rey track actually felt like quite a natural fit for part one of the two-part All Hallow’s Eve themed episode. Instead of feeling adrenalized from excitement like the “Life On Mars” performance, the audience was left with an atavistic fear of what was about to come when the performance was over. Were we about to see clowns commit homicide? Were we going to see Mordrake return to the depths of hell with one of our favorite freaks? Would Lana Del Rey actually make a cameo as a pallid ghost!?
Check out the video below. Because the audio quality is admittedly poor, we have also included another video below with better sound, because we love you.
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