Ranking the Creepiness of the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Posters

American Horror Story has always had a penchant for the unsettling, but they're really going for it in this year's installment. Carnies are scary enough on their own but with the AHS treatment, tuning into Freak Show might result in plenty sleepless nights.

If the promotional posters for Freak Show are just the tip of the disturbing iceberg, then we're in for a terrifying season. So to prepare for AHS's October 8 (moved from Oct. 15) premiere and the nightmares it will bring, let's rank those freaky posters on a scale of creepiness, starting with the most palatable and moving to the truly upsetting.

The Group Shot
Creepy Level: 3
Just your run-of-the-mill sword swallower, three-boobed woman, two-headed lady, and whatnot. This actually makes a freak show look like a good hang.
Ranking the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Posters from Least to Most Creepy
Lady Beard
Creepy Level: 3.5
Still pretty low-level eeriness here. If a woman wants to grow a beard, we should be accepting of that life decision. I think that's what Beyonce meant when she did this.
Ranking the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Posters from Least to Most Creepy
Levitating Guy
Creepy Level: 4.5
The Slender Man vibe is pretty ominous, as is the vest-no-shirt look this guy's got going. No thank you.Ranking the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Posters from Least to Most Creepy
Hand Stump
Creepy Level: 5
It's like a human Venus fly trap. Yikes.Ranking the Creepiness of the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Posters
Perennial Three-Legged Race Champion
Creepy Level: 5.5
If there was ever a tasteful way to present an extra-limbed contortionist, they found a way to do it. Still creepy though.Ranking the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Posters from Least to Most Creepy
Red Rum-ers
Creepy Level: 6
Conjoined twins maybe a real thing (and, thus, not that scary in general), but conjoined twins who look like they're in The Shining? *shudder*Ranking the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Posters from Least to Most Creepy
Clowning Around
Creepy Level: 7
I'm sorry, but add a clown, especially a depressed clown, to anything and the creep factor skyrockets. Ranking the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Posters from Least to Most Creepy
Two-Face
Creepy Level: 7.5
At first this poster was a 9, but then I realized that it looks like pretty much every picture I take when messing around with PhotoBooth on my Mac. Then I wasn't so alarmed.
Ranking the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Posters from Least to Most Creepy
Nail Face
Creepy Level: 8.5
Ouch. Just ouch.
Ranking the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Posters from Least to Most Creepy
Stiletto Foot
Creepy Level: 10
Oh, good God! Make it stop! Photoshop is the devil! Ranking the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Posters from Least to Most Creepy
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