‘American Horror Story: 1984’ — Is Mr. Jingles Dead? Do People Not Die at Camp Redwood?

This season of FX’s horror series is full of twists and turns. Who is Mr. Jingles? Is this “serial killer” actually dead? Who is this summer camp counselor from the 1970s? Here are some fan theories about this season of American Horror Story, entitled 1984.

This article contains spoilers from American Horror Story: 1984!

Mr. Jingles is one of the main characters of ‘American Horror Story: 1984’

He’s just a little misunderstood. Thanks to last week’s episode of American Horror Story, fans saw Mr. Jingles’ relationship with Margaret Booth before he was sent away. What happened after that changed the whole plot of this horror series.

Turns out, Mr. Jingles didn’t murder those teenagers in the 1970s. It was Margaret, who framed him and sent him away to a psych ward. She even shot the man in her cabin. Don’t worry, though. Fans haven’t seen the last of Mr. Jingles. This character is either a ghost, like the camp counselor from the 1970s, or still alive dispite being shot.

'American Horror Story: 1984' installation at the FX Fearless Forum
‘American Horror Story: 1984’ installation at the FX Fearless Forum | Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for FX

Mr. Jingles might not actually be a bad guy on ‘AHS: 1984’

These camp counselors have a few different threats roaming around Camp Redwood. One of them might not be Mr. Jingles. When Xavier ran into the man after escaping from the oven, Mr. Jingles spares his life. Then again, Xavier could’ve hallucinated the whole thing, because Mr. Jingles magically disappeared after their brief interaction. They had bigger fish to fry with their car burning, anyway.

Even with Mr. Jingles potentially gone as a serial killer, there’s Margaret Booth, who was the actual killer at Camp Redwood all those years ago. There’s “Nurse Rita,” who set Mr. Jingles free in hopes of studying him in the wild. There’s the Night Stalker, who can apparently levitate off the ground, thanks to the power of Satan. On top of all that, there’s Montana, who seeks revenge on Brooke.

One Twitter user said, “I can’t with Montana. Brooke tells her [about] her traumatic wedding experience on top of how her house was broken into. Even after that, she learns that her experience with Mr. Jingles was 100% real. And yet she still wants her dead like, leave her alone.

Do people not die at Camp Redwood? What’s the deal with the Night Stalker and the camp counselor?

Is Camp Redwood haunted? How is Mr. Jingles still alive, after being shot by Margaret? Is the camp counselor who died a ghost? One fan on Twitter suggested that this season may even be linked to American Horror Story: Apocalypse, saying that Satan reanimated his son in the previous season.

“He actually did, at the end of Apocalypse, he was reborn in a new body, that couples baby who killed the baby sitter, he grew up to be the Night Stalker, Plot Twist! Or they are all actually ghosts now and Mr. Jingles will turn out to be a ghost now, that hiker didn’t know he was a ghost either, magic woods, bigger plot twist,” one Twitter user wrote.

American Horror Story has not revealed much about these serial killers. Not yet, anyway. New episodes of AHS: 1984 premiere on FX on Wednesday. Other seasons of American Horror Story are available for streaming on Netflix.