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American Horror Story Freak Show Halloween special will introduce the legend of Edward MordrakeFX

American Horror Story Freak Show returns with its Halloween special episode today, Wednesday, 22 October, on FX at 10 pm.

The episode is titled Edward Mordrake, Pt 1 and it will delve into the legend of Edward Mordrake, a two-faced man who may or may not have existed during the 19th century.

The Official synopsis reads:

The Freaks refuse to perform on Halloween due to an old carny superstition. Jimmy is smitten by a woman claiming to be a fortuneteller. Ethel receives life-changing news.

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Click here to watch the episode online on the FX website.

Executive producer Ryan Murphy told Entertainment Weekly that the next episode of American Horror Story will feature a two-part Halloween special, Edward Mordrake Parts I and II.

He said, "Well in American Horror Story what we like to do is tackle horror myths and Edward Mordrake is an amazing myth. There are some people who say its real and there are photos online that purport to be autopsy photos and there are other people who say it's not. It's exploring the story of the Victorian era madman who reportedly was born with another face on the back of his head that would whisper and force the good part of him to do horrible, evil things. There was a period based on our research that involved a freak show so that's part of the myth."

Wes Bentley will be essaying the role of Edward Mordrake in the FX show.

Bentley will appear in the show's two-part Halloween episode as Eddie, a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates' past who is hell-bent on revenge.

The second part of the Halloween special will air next Wednesday, 29th October.