The opening credits of American Horror Story: 1984 make one thing absolutely clear: this season is going to be different and it’s going to be fun! The series’ iconic theme song has been run through an ’80s synthesizer once or twice and the dark and grisly images which have adorned the intros to previous seasons have been replaced with pastels and workout videos dripped in just a little bit of blood. The series has been in desperate need of a makeover for years, and the decade, the costumes, and the characters of this season are prolific series creator Ryan Murphy’s strong suit.
Continuing the surprisingly resilient love affair with the 1980s, the first full length trailer for American Horror Story: 1984 (premiering on Sept. 18) lands drenched in MTV fashions and Friday the 13th aesthetics.
The threadbare premise sees Cody Fern, Billie Lourd, Emma Roberts, Gus Kenworthy, and a full cast of photogenic campers and counselors head to a Crystal Lake stand-in summer camp…and you can imagine the rest. And instead of a crazy mother or disfigured, hockey mask wearing son, those crazy teens will have to stop playing Pitfall and keep an eye out for renowned serial killer, Mr. Jingles (not to be confused with 90s killer dentist Mr. Giggles, which will probably be the inspiration for next season’s AHS: 92). read more
This year’s summer camp season may be coming to a close, but the summer of 1984 will live on this September in FX’s American Horror Story: 1984. Inspired by the summer camp slasher films of the decade like Friday the 13th and Sleepaway Camp, this year’s season features all of the dirt roads, canoes, bathing suits, and machetes the sub-genre is known for!
FX has been steadily releasing short teaser clips unveiling such returning cast members as Emma Roberts, Billy Lourd, John Carroll Lynch, Leslie Grossman and Cody Fern, today’s release focuses on the setting for all of the grisly horror that’s bound to unfold: Camp Redwood. A pack of rambunctious youngsters are having a blast at the start of the clip, but things get serious when we learn that there’s something more dangerous in the lake than leeches and snapping turtles! read more
The first two episodes of FX’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse lacked even a hint of the highly-touted crossover spectacle the season was promised to feature. Well, that moment finally comes in the last two minutes of Episode Three, after Michael Landon (Cody Fern) kills off the entire new cast (except for Kathy Bates’ Miriam, because- surprise!- she’s a robot now), and the witches from Season Three’s Coven waltz into view. By Episode Four, we’re knee-deep in crossover territory, right down to an unexpected return to American Horror Story: Hotel‘s Hotel Cortez. Fortunately, all of the returning faces of yesteryear- including Emma Roberts and Gabourey Sidibe- don’t slow down the progression of the story and, despite the occasional flashback, actually end up keeping things moving forward. And, while there’s no shortage of ridiculousness to go around, this manages to be one of the most engaging seasons of American Horror Story in years. read more
Ryan Murphy just made a legion of American Horror Story: Coven fans happy! To hype up the upcoming premiere of American Horror Story: Apocalypse, the prolific showrunner took to Twitter to share a reunion photo of the cast of Coven in character. The shot includes Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Stevie Nicks, Lily Rabe, and Emma Roberts:
The Coven Returns. What a thrilling night with the legend Stevie Nicks on the set of AHS. pic.twitter.com/wsI1FlfN1W
American Horror Story: Cult is right around the corner. As with every new season of the anthology series, fans are chomping at the bit to learn what kind of mysterious and unusual roles their favorite series-regulars will be taking on this time around. The production of this season has been much less secretive than during previous seasons, but we still have many more questions about the show and its cast than answers. Variety reports that Ryan Murphy shared a few key details a recent screening about some characters we will soon know all too well when the show begins to air on September 5th. Here’s what we learned about the following performers’ roles on Season 7: read more
A new trailer for season two of Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens has been released. The thirty-second clip gives a glimpse of the returning cast working in a hospital, which becomes yet another crime scene. Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, and more reprise their roles from the first season. New additions to the cast for season two of the horror comedy include John Stamos, Taylor Lautner, Colton Haynes, Jerry O’Connell, Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas. read more
During the ‘Scream Queen’s panel at PaleyFest, it was confirmed that Jamie Lee Curtis, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourde, and Glenn Powell will be reprising their roles in Season 2. Emma Roberts, Lea Michele and Niecy Nash, along with co-creator and executive producer Brad Falchuck were already confirmed as returning to Fox’s horror anthology series.
Falchuck gave a few details of season two, saying that it was in it’s early stages of writing and will take place in a hospital. He said, “Dean Munsch has moved on to great success, she’s abolished the Greek system in the country…she’s written her book, she’s traveled the world, and is like, ‘I need a new mission.'” She is goes into the health care field, deciding to purchase a hospital and “runs the hospital the way she sees fit,” and takes cases that seem incurable – “cases that no one else will take.” He said that great thinkers and medical students will be drawn to the hospital, including Zaday, who graduated from Wallace College and is training to be a physician under Dean Munsch. read more