’Tis the season to be gory. American Horror Story: Asylum is having a Christmas episode. Yep, we’ll just let that sink in. And Ian McShane ( Deadwood , Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Shores ) is playing Father Christmas. You just know it’s not going to end well.
McShane plays a cold-hearted killer who dresses as Santa. He went on a killing spree in 1962, and ends up at Briarcliff insane asylum in 1964. Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe) is organising a Christmas party and decides that it’s time for the murderous Santa to come out and play. Has she signed an Insanity Claus? (gag © The Marx Brothers, circa the dawn of time).
American Horror Story: Asylum “Unholy Night” will air in the UK on 18 December.
American Horror Story: Asylum , Tuesdays at 10pm on FX