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Exclusive clip, photos take a gruesome look inside “FARGO’s” butcher shop

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Horror is all over TV these days, not just in supernatural shows but crime fare such as FX’s FARGO. Jump past the jump for a look at the hit series’ grisly side in pictures and video.

FARGO’s second season just arrived on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, and below you can check out an exclusive excerpt from its supplemental features addressing the show’s adoption of horror tropes and body parts, as well as a couple of photos of Ed Blumquist (Jesse Plemons) in his butcher shop. The synopsis for year two of FARGO, which takes place in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota:

FARGOBUTCHEREXCCLIPNEWS3“Lou Solverson [Patrick Wilson], a young State Police Officer recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang, a major mob syndicate and a small town beautician Peggy Blumquist [Kirsten Dunst] along with her husband Ed [Jesse Plemons], the local butcher’s assistant. Helping Lou piece things together is his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson [Ted Danson]. The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes Karl Weathers [Nick Offerman], the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist.

“Three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett plays Joe Bulo, the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe’s bringing a Walmart mentality to small-town America. His number two is Mike Milligan [Bokeem Woodbine]. Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling—but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by matriarch Floyd Gerhardt [Jean Smart]. With her husband at death’s door, Floyd takes over the family business, frustrating her eldest son, Dodd Gerhardt [Jeffrey Donovan]. An impatient hothead with a cruel streak to match his ambitions, Dodd can’t wait for both his parents to die so he can take over and expand their business from kingdom to empire. Bear Gerhardt [Angus Sampson] is the middle son, an intimidatingly large man who, although inarticulate, is the most decent of his clan. Rye Gerhardt [Kieran Culkin], the youngest of the Gerhardt clan, views himself as a big shot, but in reality he’s just a small dog with a loud bark.”

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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