Newswire: Lily Rabe will play serial killer Aileen Wuornos on American Horror Story: Hotel

Last month, we passed on reports that Lily Rabe would be playing a “famous serial killer” on American Horror Story: Hotel, the latest incarnation of Ryan Murphy’s long-running horror anthology. Rabe, who has appeared in every season of the show in roles of varying size, will stand at the center of one of its annual traditions, the two-part Halloween episode, when the thin veneer of self-control that passes for “restraint” on American Horror Story tends to give way to full-on madness. In the cast of Hotel, that apparently means a pair of episodes, titled “Devil’s Night,” focused on Rabe’s performance as often-dramatized serial murderer Aileen Wuornos.

Wuornos, most famously portrayed by Charlize Theron in 2004’s Monster, was convicted of the murder of six men who she claimed sexually assaulted her, and was executed in 2002. Murphy announced that the character would be checking into Hotel during …

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