As we previously reported, American Horror Story showrunner Ryan Murphy made the decision to edit out violent footage from last night’s episode of AHS: Cult in the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas. “I believe I have the right to air it. But I also believe in victims’ rights and I believe that now is not the week to have something explosive or incendiary in the culture,” Murphy told reporters at last weekend’s New York Comic-Con.
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So while we may never see Episode 6 (Midwestern Assassin) in its original form, footage from last night’s episode was actually leaked online over a month ago. I came from the vlog of AHS fan and YouTuber LetYrLiteShine. While the bulk of this footage is uneventful, it definitely gives an insight into what the show’s producers originally intended. I have to agree that a shooting taking place as a crowd is gathered around a stage would seem unsympathetic in light of the events in Vegas.
In the synopsis (below the video), the narrator describes quite a violent scene indeed.
Official Synopsis: Hope you enjoy our vlog as we head over to 2nd St in Santa Ana, CA to watch AHS film an episode from Season 7. Lots of shooting and screaming. Sarah Paulson was nice and waved at us fans as well and Evan Peters plays Kai Anderson.
About LetYrLiteShine on YouTube: Hi, I make vlogs about interesting places, historical sites, film locations, and celebrity/youtuber meet ups. Thanks for reading and watching my vlogs!
Episode 7 of American Horror Story: Cult airs next Tuesday on Fox. Check out the trailer for Valerie Solanas Died for Your Sins: Scumbag below; it features Lena Dunham as Solanas and AHS alum Frances Conroy in her first appearance this season.