Ian McShane Is Santa Claus In American Horror Story: Asylum

’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

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