American Horror Story Season 6: Theme Revealed

American Horror Story Season 6: Hints to Roanoke Colony

Creators: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy

Release Date: September 14, 2016


American Horror Story is gearing up for the premiere of season 6, and after so many speculations and rumors, American Horror Story may have just found it’s theme. It’s still speculation at this point, however, the release of recent images give a pretty good idea of what the theme will be. One image that stands out, in particular, is a tree with the word “Croatoan” carved in the bark. This leads to the belief that the theme will be Roanoke Colony.

The story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke travels back to the 1580s, when the Europeans began to settle on the land. The village at the time was not successful. There was a lack of resources, such as food and tools. There was also suspicion that the Natives would launch a surprise attack on the land. When the governor of the village at the time returned from the trip to get the resources needed, he returned to a dead, abandoned town, and an inscription carved on a fence post that read “Croatoan”. 

The Shadowlands

I must say that, although the idea of Roanoke Colony as a theme for American Horror Story is not a bad idea, I liked the idea of the Apocalypse. I felt that would have been a much darker, dramatic, and scarier theme. There’s a lot you can do with the topic of Apocalypse, whether it be an alien apocalypse, a zombie apocalypse, or some other creature-inspired apocalypse, or even a post-apocalyptic world.

When you read the history of Roanoke Colony, it sounds like a lot of war and depression. Likewise, from my personal speculation, that’s the vision I get if this becomes the theme for American Horror Story; war, drama, oppression, and depression. Being what American Horror Story is supposed to be, this doesn’t sound like a very good theme to continue the legacy. It sounds more like a soap opera.

My favorite season of American Horror Story was season 1. It was dark, mysterious, intriguing. Season 2 lost my attention because it felt like a dramatic soap opera. Season 3 regained my attention. I love anything involving vampires. Season 4 had my attention halfway through the season. Twisty is still the scariest clown in cinema history in my opinion, and I think anything involving clowns is creepy. I neglected to watch season 5 because I had already been mentally drained with the previous seasons.

Coming to season 6, I don’t get the relation to the previous seasons and their themes. On the same token, any idea can always be interpreted and manipulated in an entirely different scenario. I look forward to what American Horror Story has in store for season 6, which will premiere September 14, 2016. 

American Horror Story S6 Promo Showcase


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