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I’m thinking it’s probably a reference to the group of freaks as a whole. Obviously I don’t know for sure. Yours is also a pretty good guess though I’m thinking the “evil force” may be the Clown Killer (of course this is operating with just the knowledge we have been given so far - it’s possible there’s another villain).
This is all hypothetical… no jumping the gun or fighting.
“American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.”
^ What I have bolded above is what I think the chicken-foot is.. it may or may not be connected to The Clown Killer. I think it is a supernatural element and not an actual freak in the show. But I totally get what you mean as a reference to the group of freaks as a whole.
I’m just not sure if that “dark entity” is supernatural or a reference to CK. It depends. There’s a lot about the CK that I’m curious about (I think all of us are). It could totally be another force though, definitely. I could see that, especially since the identity of the CK (Twisty, right?) isn’t really a mystery. We all know it’s John Carroll Lynch. Maybe there is another big mystery after all?
Well we also know there’s a “dark figure” which may or may not be the Clown Killer… But I think it’s more likely that it’s not, and is our Secret Entity of the season…
Here is another interesting idea… what if Twisty the clown starts off as an innocent clown, you know, the kind of person you’d hire to entertain your child’s birthday party. But, like Sister Mary Eunice, is taken over by something. I think it would be interesting to watch a clown spiral down into a dark, twisted, and sinister mania. And even worse, he is clown that everybody trusts and somewhat belittles because his profession. There is something rather sad about that. I know Ryan Murphy likes to work with cliches, but starting Twisty off as pure evil seems toooooo much like Pennywise.