Though not recognized by The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, “Trypophobia” is defined in Wikipedia as “a proposed phobia (intense, irrational fear, or anxiety) of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps. The term is believed to have been coined by a participant in an online forum in 2005. The word is from the Greek: τρύπα, trýpa, meaning ‘hole’ and φόβος, phóbos, meaning ‘fear’.” (Source)
The phobia is a modern phenomenon, stoked by Photo-shopped images that superimposed the holes in lotus seed-heads into women’s faces and breasts.
A fan site just ran a UK promo for American Horror Story: Cult that puts Trypophobes on notice: “We know what you fear!” Have a look-see below.
American Horror Story: Cult confirmed cast members are: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Colton Haynes, Alison Pill, John Carroll Lynch, Lena Dunham, Frances Conroy, and Mare Winningham.
American Horror Story: Cult returns to FX on September 5th; this will be the 7th Season of Ryan Murphy’s seminal anthology series. Check out a supercut below of all the teasers released so far. Enjoy!