American Horror Stories Episode 5: What to Expect?

Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, ‘American Horror Stories’ is an anthology horror series. It serves as a spin-off of ‘American Horror Story.’ The spin-off adds more complexity to the ‘AHS’ universe and depicts a variety of tales. So now, if you are wondering what is in store for you in the next episode, we got you covered.

American Horror Stories Season 1 Episode 5 Release Date

‘American Horror Stories’ season 1 episode 5 is set to release on August 5, 2021, at 12 a.m. ET on FX on Hulu. The first two episodes, which depict a single story, came out together on July 15. The rest of the episodes are set to come out every Thursday. The producers reportedly have developed 16 episodes in total. The first 7 episodes will be broadcast weekly before the show goes on a break. The other 9 episodes will reportedly be released later in 2021.

Where to Stream American Horror Stories Season 1 Episode 5 Online?

‘American Horror Stories’ season 1 episode 5 can be watched on Hulu. Australian viewers can catch the episodes on Binge a day later, on August 6.

American Horror Stories Season 1 Episode 5 Spoilers

Episode 5, titled ‘Ba’al,’ will likely revolve around a woman and her desire to have children. After conventional methods have failed, she might come to know about witchcraft and Satanic rituals. In desperation, the woman might set up an altar and arrange a sacrifice to summon Ba’al. She will most probably come to regret it as people around her start dying.

The protagonist likely belongs to an affluent family. She is probably someone who has always wanted to be a mother. But for some reason, she hasn’t been able to conceive until now. After becoming pregnant due to Ba’al’s intervention, the woman might have supernatural experiences and may even suddenly develop supernatural powers. As the news of her pregnancy will spread, other girls might become interested in similar results and reach out.

American Horror Stories Season 1 Episode 4 Recap

Episode 4 tells the story of four social media influencers who seek to make risqué content to increase the number of their subscribers. With Christmas approaching, they visit a local bridge, which has garnered notoriety for several suicides. They have to wait for a few hours, but they do get the footage they want. One of them, Barry, warns the others about potential backlash, but his friends are not ready to hear anything.

Predictably, when they upload the video, it receives massive criticism. Their sponsors sever ties with them, and they lose thousands of followers. They decide to go back to their roots and film a video at a mall. However, the group ends up earning the anger of the mysterious Santa working there. That evening, Santa comes and kills the friends one by one. It is heavily implied that Santa was not human but a vengeful Pagan god. The following morning, the police find that the perpetrator has used body parts of his victims to decorate a Christmas tree. The episode ends as the Evil Santa watches his next prey get into a car.

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