‘American Horror Story: Asylum’: Is Kit Walker Actually Bloody Face?

Kit Walker loved his wife Alma, and he would never do anything to hurt her — or so he says. Briarcliff Manor believed they were housing the infamous Bloody Face murderer, and technically, they were. 

Here’s what we know about this serial killer from FX’s original series, American Horror Story: Asylum

[This article contains spoilers from America Horror Story: Asylum.] 

Evan Peters attends the 'American Horror Story: Asylum' premiere
Actor Evan Peters attends the premiere of FX’s series, ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ | Tommaso Boddi/WireImage

‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ featured a serial killer named Bloody Face

At the beginning of this season, Kit Walker was arrested and brought to Briarcliff Manor. His admittance could be because he was making some ridiculous claims. Strange beings from the sky came down and took his wife? It seemed unlikely. 

However, as Kit Walker explained to another patient at the asylum, Lana Winters, he didn’t commit the gruesome murders. Someone else was the killer nicknamed Bloody Face. In fact, fans learned more about the actual Bloody Face killer as American Horror Story: Asylum progressed. 

Who was Bloody Face?

Kit Walker was never the Bloody Face killer, even though he was tricked into confessing to the crimes. The true Bloody Face killer was Dr. Oliver Thredson — a court-appointed psychiatrist brought to Briarcliff Manor during this season, portrayed by Zachary Quinto. 

When this character first met Lana Winters and Kit Walker, he posed as someone willing to help them escape the asylum. For Lana Winters, that meant curing her homosexuality. For Kit Walker, that recording his Bloody Face murder confession. 

Of course, neither action was meant to help these characters. Dr. Thredson’s ulterior motive was to kidnap Lana Winters and transform her into the mother figure he missed his entire life. He even impregnated this journalist in the process.

Eventually, Lana Winters and Kit Walker teamed up to bring this character to justice. They even left Briarcliff Manor, and Kit Walker started a family with Alma and his other lover, Grace. The saga didn’t officially end, though, until Lana Winters killed her son. 

‘American Horror Story’ features several serial killers throughout the seasons

After Bloody Face and his son met their demise in American Horror Story: Asylum, he did not return for future episodes of this horror series. However, he wouldn’t be the only serial killer featured on FX’s original series. 

For American Horror Story: Cult, Peters acted as some of history’s best-known cult leaders, including Jim Jones, David Koresh, Charles Manson, and Marshall Applewhite. His main character in this series was known for killing those who disagreed with him. 

American Horror Story: Hotel featured a fearless and powerful Countess, portrayed by Lady Gaga, who took the lives of several morals to satisfy her vampire cravings for blood. Episodes of American Horror Story: Double Feature premiere on FX and FX on Hulu weekly. 

Other episodes of this original series are available for binge-watching on both Netflix and Hulu. 

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