Okay, we know HHN27 hasn’t even started yet and prey this vile hurricane passes without death, damage or delay but in the meantime we wanted to share with you a really interested fan theory that we received today. Remember, a fan theory is a totally unsubstantiated theory cobbled together from fact and rumor, nothing more. So here goes: is American Horror Story: Cult referencing (or Easter egging) HHN? If you haven’t seen the latest episode of everyone’s favorite horror TV show we suggest you do as so far it is proving to be a good one!
We posted many moons ago (and we were the first too!) to say that AHS was to be the new The Walking Dead for HHN, in as much as, AHS is set to return to the event in multiple years like TWD used to. You can read about that here. This said, with both HHN26 and HHN27 Universal will have covered every season within a house, apart from the current season of Cult. So it has to be a fair bet that Cult is likely to be a house (or maybe scarezone?) for HHN28. This portion of the theory is pretty speculative but with some foundation, now onto the theory section – is this new season teasing HHN28? Here’s the clues we saw from the first episode:
Clowns, clowns, clowns – wait are those two familiar?
Every true HHN fan knows who Jack and Chance are and their most iconic appearances and outfits, so that’s why we were surprised to see two very familiar faces! The guy on the left looks like Jack from the Carnival of Carnage in 2007 when we became the ringmaster of his own carnival. The clown on the right has a very striking appearance to Chance with her garb and makeup from last year’s HHN26. Tenuous or are we are on to something here? Compare for yourself:
The Comic Book…
HHN has it’s own event made brand for any houses that they want to tie together from this fictional comic universe, namely Ultra Violent Comics. The UVC brand has been seen many times at HHN and is most commonly used as facades for the houses to inform guests that they are now entering a comic book world. Below is HHN25’s Asylum in Wonderland house:
A comic was a key plot ‘Macguffin’ in the first episode that brought Twisty the Clown into the episode and like UVC the design of the comic is very similar in those classic 1960/70/80s horror comics aesthetic. We could really see a similar facade for this show. at HHN28..
A HHN tradition:
One word: school bus. The school bus has been with HHN for decades. We’ve walked through it in houses, we’ve run past it while being Purged and seen murderous school kids use it as transportation. That darn school bus has popped up more times at HHN than all the event icons put together! (It’s even in the popular HHN podcast ScareZone’s logo!) So that’s why we were pretty surprised to see it, randomly, dumped in a forest where Twisty makes his first kill of the season.
Our iconic HHN school bus popping up randomly in this first episode or was this planted here?
So there you have it. Our first fan theory for HHN28, even before HHN27 has even started! Do you think Cult will appear at HHN28? Or are these just coincidences? Whatever the answer I am sure we will all stay tuned for AHS Cult airing every Tuesday on FX in the US and every Friday on Fox in the UK. And remember HHN27 is just a week away!!!
Let us know your thoughts in the comments!