This New ‘AHS: 1984’ Fan Theory Just Blew Our Mind

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Last night’s episode of American Horror Story: 1984 left us with several questions: Is Montana (Billie Lourd) working with The Night Stalker (Zach Villa)? Is everyone at Camp Redwood doomed? And can Trevor’s (Matthew Morrison) shorts get any shorter?

Well, prepare to be even more confused by this brand-new conspiracy theory, which would totally change everything.

Here’s what you need to know: Episode three of AHS: 1984 ends on a cliffhanger, with Montana coming face-to-face with The Night Stalker. When he runs his knife along her cheek, Montana pulls him in for a make-out session and says, “Why the hell haven’t you killed her yet?”

Unfortunately, we don’t know who Montana is referring to, but our best guess is Brooke (Emma Roberts), who The Night Stalker previously attacked in episode one.

While it’s very possible that Montana is working with the crazed serial killer, we keep going back to a theory that a fan proposed when the show first aired on FX. While it seemed far-fetched at the time, it would completely justify Montana’s interaction with The Night Stalker.

Basically, the conspiracy theory claims that all the characters are actors, who are filming a horror film involving two serial killers: The Night Stalker and Mr. Jingles (John Carroll Lynch). So, we viewers are watching the actual movie, and not a summer getaway gone awry.

To top it off, series creator Ryan Murphy previously revealed that AHS: 1984 will pay tribute to classic ’80s slasher films—like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street—so that would explain the goriness. 

It would also clarify how Montana knows The Night Stalker. The final scene of the episode could have been a behind-the-scenes snippet between two actors, who just so happen to be dating. Montana could be referring to the fact that The Night Stalker hasn’t filmed the scene where he kills Brooke yet, which we all know is practically inevitable. 

Sure, we could be way off, but it’s definitely something to keep in mind. American Horror Story: 1984 returns to FX next Wednesday, October 9, at 10 p.m.


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