The Roanoke Hint
Back before Cult was even announced, Ryan Murphy gave us a subtle tease that we were heading into that territory. In Roanoke, the season that precedes Cult, Dr. Elias Cunningham (Denis O'Hare) says he's been reading a true-crime novel that's "in the vein of Helter Skelter." The title belongs to a book that chronicles the Manson murders of 1969. And, as you now well know, Evan Peters channels Charles Manson at some point in Cult.