As Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) once so grimly summed it up: "People pass the time enjoying the choices life provides as if it matters. We are all just spinning on the wheel."
Death is, unfortunately, an unavoidable fact of life. No matter how hard we try to avoid the big sleep during our days on Earth, we will all inevitably end up in that final bed somehow. Yet however commonplace pushing up daisies is, the Grim Reaper seems to be working overtime, and often quite creatively, on American Horror Story: Freak Show. Life expectancy in the humid hamlet of Jupiter or anywhere within a close radius of the carnival folk is likely to be shorter.
In honor of the Freak Show fallen, we have assembled a slideshow of the slain, a montage of every macabre murder, a collage of carnage and crime that is not for the faint of heart, the innocent of mind, or anyone who has just eaten lunch, for that matter.
Prepare to be disgusted. Click the photo below to launch the gallery... if you dare.
American Horror Story: Freak Show airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.