Twisty the Clown

Twisty is the main villain of Season 4 of in the thriller/horror tv show American Horror Story: Freak Show. Twisty is a retired clown who is unhappy with the arrival of the freak show, and will seek ways to make their lives a living hell. He wears a mask at the bottom of his face hiding his terrifying nature.

He is portrayed by John Carroll Lynch.


In 1952, A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.