It's Halloween and those who work at the freak show have a day off. Ethel tells the the story of Edward Mordrake, a man with a second face on the back of his head. After escaping from an insane asylum he joined a freak show where, after a Halloween performance, he killed all of his fellow performers. Since then, it's been considered bad luck to have a show on Halloween. Jimmy and others bury their friend Meep. Bette continues to have a nightmare - which for Dot was a beautiful dream. Dandy wants to go trick or treating but isn't very happy with the costume his mother selected for him. He wants to be a clown, just like his friend. Maggie Esmerelda, a fortune teller, arrives looking for a job but something far more sinister is at work.
Did You Know?
When Kathy Bates' character talks about Edward Mordrake she says that his family committed him to the crazy house up in Bedlam. This refers to Bethlem Royal Hospital, a London psychiatric institution and the origin of the word for chaos or madness. See more
During the rehearsal scene, Elsa smacks away the music sheet, clearly displaying "Criminal" By Fiona Apple, which was released in 1996. See more
References The Woody Woodpecker Show
Gods and Monsters
Written by Lana Del Rey
and Tim Larcombe
Performed by Jessica Lange See more