Here’s how the dots connect
From the clearly intentional stuff to the “Okay, that’s a stretch.”
Chanel makes an Obama joke in Scream Queens, and Obama had just left office in Cult.
The Mott family wreaks havoc in both of these.
Lady Gaga’s Scáthach is one of the Supremes from Coven.
The fictional Lana Waters talk show connects these two.
Donald Trump is the newly elected president in Cult, and Trump Tower shows up in
Three words: Twisty the Clown.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY:
FREAK SHOW AMERICAN HORROR
All hail Billie Dean Howard (and her wig) in Hotel and Murder House.
Naomi Grossman’s Pepper appears (and is spooky) in Asylum and Freak Show.
Richard Ramirez. That’s it!
They didn’t even change Gabourey Sidibe’s character!
Evan Peters’ and Connie Britton’s demon spawn from Murder House turns into Cody Fern in
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE
Hotel Cortez is actually a purgatory that held the witches from Asylum, which we learn in Apocalypse.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
Briarcliff = one of Margaret’s creepy tourist traps in 1984.
Michael Langdon was the one to rescue Madison and Queenie in Coven, and they were trapped in the infamous Hotel Cortez.
These two things actually happened at the same time IRL.
AMERICAN CRIME STORY: PEOPLE VS. O. J.
The O. J. Simpson trial (the basis for this entire show) is mentioned in
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: MURDER HOUSE
AMERICAN CRIME STORY: GIANNI VERSACE
Both of these have Michael Jackson references.
Another Obama reference, natch.
Characters in both sing covers of Joni Mitchell’s “River.”
Rachel Berry idolizes Joan Crawford.
Feud is what would happen if Hollywood didn’t have a happy ending.
Jack from Hollywood and Nurse Ratched both served in WWII.