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
Just as Vice President Gerald Ford stated when he assumed the office of president for the departing Richard Nixon, Sarah Paulson’s “long national nightmare is over” when it comes to her involvement in FX’s American Horror Story.
According to an exclusive report in Variety, long-time American Horror Story cast member Paulson will not appear in the anthology series’ upcoming ninth season, entitled American Horror Story: 1984. Paulson has appeared on each and every season up to this point. read more
Yesterday American Horror Story showrunner Ryan Murphy revealed a teaser for Season 9 of his award-winning series. The forty-five second trailer shows a young woman in the woods fleeing in terror from a knife-wielding maniac. As the woman makes it into the safety of the cabin, the knife stabs through the door. The teaser ends with AHS 1984 on the screen. Shot in slow motion, the preview features the song Six Feet Under by Billie Eilish.
If you’re looking for mayhem, murder, and leather, the new trailer for American Horror Story: Apocalypse is sure to satisfy (and if the trailer seems incoherent and confusing, don’t worry, the season will be just as frustrating).
Season Eight of FX’s long running horror “anthology” series will bring together characters and story lines from previous seasons this time around, primarily Murder House (Season One) and Coven (Season Three).
Season eight also includes the return of Jessica Lange, who took a well-deserved break from the series after Season four’s Freak Show. read more
One of the most popular elements of American Horror Story when it debuted in 2011 was the complicated romance of young Violet and Tate, played by Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters respectively. We now have definitive evidence that American Horror Story: Apocalypse– the upcoming crossover season featuring characters from Murder House and Cult– will continue their story. Showrunner Ryan Murphy posted a new image of the star-crossed lovers in an Instagram post entitled, “Tate and Violet: Together forever?”: read more
American Horror Story fans’ minds were collectively blown in November of 2016 when they learned that Sarah Paulson would be playing two different characters in American Horror Story: Roanoke. If only they had some way of knowing that- less than two years later- the talented actress would play three different characters in a single season… and also direct one of its episodes!
E! News reports that Paulson will play Billie Dean Howard of Murder House, Cordelia Goode of Coven, and a new character named Venable in American Horror Story: Apocalypse; and that it was first announced during the 2018 TV Critics Association press tour that she would also be making her directorial debut in the new season. The episode will be the sixth in the season and it will star Jessica Lange, among others. read more
It looks like Taissa Farmiga will be pulling double-duty on the upcoming season of American Horror Story! According to Entertainment Weekly, Farmiga (The Nun) will be following in co-star Jessica Lange’s footsteps and portraying two separate roles (from previous seasons) in AHS: Apocalypse on FX. This announcement adds intrigue to the much-anticipated new season of the show, which already features a murderer’s row of former cast members.
Farmiga had previously let the show’s fans know on social media that she’d be once again be playing the witch Zoe from AHS:Coven. However, EW reports that she will also be portraying her role as Violet from the very first season, entitled Murder House. The character cross-over makes sense, as Apocalypse will tie-in all previous seasons of the hit show which debuted back in 2011. The producers have used many of the same actors and actresses in multiple seasons, but playing different roles. Apocalypse will see the return of Hollywood royalty Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Connie Britton, Stevie Nicks, Dylan McDermott and many others. It will also see the debut of new cast member Joan Collins. 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