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