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American Horror Story: Hotel's Ten Commandments Killer Is Revealed — And The Star Knew About The Crazy Twist All Along!

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Ryan Murphy is revealing ALL the killers on his shows this week!

Not only did this week's episode of Scream Queens end with a murderous confession, but Wednesday night's American Horror Story: Hotel finally gave the MAJOR reveal we've been waiting for all season!

The 10 Commandments serial killer has been wreaking havoc all over El Lay — and while we've had our suspects, we can say we're pleased as to who has been behind the Se7en-esque killings!

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[SPOILERS!!!]

The 10 Commandments serial killer is none other than Wes Bentley's Detective John Lowe!

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That's right! The detective who has been trying to hunt down the serial killer IS the serial killer, being manipulated by James March (Evan Peters)!

Some fans saw the twist — which is totally either an homage to or derivative of 1987's Angel Heart — coming, but Bentley explained that the reveal wasn't supposed to be a complete shock!

Speaking to E!, the American Beauty actor explained:

"The Shining is my favorite movie of all time and at it's core it's about an alcoholic and the two sides of an alcoholic father. You kind of start to get a sense of ‘Oh no, something's not good. He's a danger to those around him.' And that's the same sense here. It wasn't necessarily a completely jarring surprise like The Usual Suspects, where you're like ‘OH MY GOD.' It was more of the desperation of the mental breakdown, and the slow reveal of who this person really is."

While Murphy usually keeps his cast in the dark about reveals such as this, Wes knew he was the killer all along!

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He revealed:

"In my initial meeting with Ryan… he never mentioned I was the killer. And then I received the first three scripts as we were gearing up to shoot and I had all these questions and I was texting him. I just felt like there were things I needed to know. At first he was texting me back and then he stopped texting me and he called me a day later and said, ‘OK, listen, I wasn't going to do this and don't tell anybody else that I told you this, but I gotta tell you: You're the guy. Now I don't want you to play it. I just want you to know it so that when moments come up, you'll just subconsciously play it. So it will be good for the show when people know and they look back on it.'"

The 37-year-old followed orders from the showrunner and didn't tell a soul — not even his wife! He added:

"They play games on set and the crew would try to guess who it was and I'd play along with them, half trying to mislead them all the time. It's been fun. I never told anyone. Ryan didn't want me to tell anyone. He knew me and he knows I'm not a talker. Not even my wife, I wouldn't tell her."

And this secret bombshell made it more entertaining for Bentley when AHS fans approached him asking why John Lowe is so horrible. He continued:

"People have been coming up to me on the street and saying, ‘Why is John such a terrible father??! Why is the worst?!' And I would just laugh about it in my head—they just don't know."

Well, now they do!

What did YOU think of the twist?

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What did YOU think of the twist?

  • They jumped the shark with that. (11%)
  • Total shocker! (30%)
  • Definitely saw it coming! (59%)

Total Votes: 762

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It's not over yet! Watch the five remaining episodes of AHS: Hotel Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX!

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