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Monsters Among Us 

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After their mother's murder, conjoined twins Bette and Dot are hired by struggling freak show owner Elsa Mars.

Director:

Ryan Murphy

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Paulson ... Bette Tattler / Dot Tattler
Evan Peters ... Jimmy Darling
Michael Chiklis ... Dell Toledo (credit only)
Frances Conroy ... Gloria Mott
Denis O'Hare ... Stanley (credit only)
Emma Roberts ... Maggie Esmerelda (credit only)
Finn Wittrock ... Dandy Mott
Angela Bassett ... Desiree Dupree (credit only)
Kathy Bates ... Ethel Darling
Jessica Lange ... Elsa Mars
John Carroll Lynch ... Twisty the Clown
Grace Gummer ... Penny
Skyler Samuels ... Bonnie Lipton
Naomi Grossman ... Pepper
Jyoti Amge ... Ma Petite
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Storyline

In Jupiter, Florida in 1951 Elsa Mars rents a farmer's field and sets up the tents for her circus freakshow. She's always on the lookout for new acts and visits the Tattler sisters, Bette and Dot, who are hospitalized after the local milkman finds their mother dead on her kitchen floor. The sisters are perfect for Elsa's show - they are Siamese twins with two heads sharing one body. Elsa sees them as her new headliners. Other acts include Ethel Darling, the bearded lady and her son Jimmy, the Lobster Boy. They group is clearly not welcome in the community and few people are coming to their nightly show. Meanwhile a clown by the name of Twisty is killing people. He's also taken a young boy and a young woman prisoner. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsters Among Us See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The song Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) sings, is "Life On Mars" by David Bowie. See more »

Goofs

Main character sings Life on Mars by David Bowie. Episode is set in 1950s, song was released in 1971 See more »

Connections

References Freaks (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Down At the Beach
(uncredited)
Performed by The Pentagons
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11 October 2014 | by PabloQSee all my reviews

This is the most grotesque thing I've seen on television.

It fills me with fear for the fate of humanity that people watch and like this repulsive piece of obscene garbage.

I am ashamed for the talented people who've made this possible.

What have we come to as a culture/society that this awful thing is available for all to see on television, and it is celebrated as something good!

Shouldn't this be something that adults have to buy from a pornographer?

The Roman Colosseum beckons . . .


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