Nothing is ever as it seems on the anthology horror series, so things could get totally crazy in the penultimate season. All of the '80s slasher references are holding strong, but things have already taken a turn toward the paranormal.
From a totally meta fan theory to an undead one, these are the craziest predictions for what's to come. The fourth episode airs tonight, October 9, at 10 p.m., on FX.
Episode two featured the incredibly detailed backstories of each character who had dark pasts.
AHS shared a recap video for episode two that gives glimpses into each character's dark backstory. Plenty of death and gore is present in each of their stories, so it's totally possible that everyone is already dead. But, again, that trope is tried and true for the series, rendering it unlikely.
One Reddit theory suggests that all of the characters are already dead and will return as a totally new cast. "There's always a big twist in the middle of the season, so my theory is that by episode 3 or 4 everyone we've been introduced to will be dead and will come back as different characters."
It's already assumed that the hitchhiker is a ghost, though that could be totally disproven, so it's not impossible that the rest of the cast are reliving a hellish nightmare, too.