Trailer for American Horror Story: Cult Delivers Blistering Social Commentary

by Christine Caprilozzi

Buckle up American Horror Story fans because the official trailer for season 7 just dropped and it presents what could be quite a fiery season.  As creator Ryan Murphy has promised, this season will be tied into last year’s US presidential election.  This first look begins on election night with Sarah Paulson’s character gasping in fear and Evan Peter’s character cheering wildly.  This divide is an obvious nod to the disparity revealed from the US election last November.

With American Horror Story: Cult, Murphy has a real opportunity to provide a horror show with substance.  Knowing that real life can be scarier than fiction, he looks to be intertwining political and social chaos into this season.  In the trailer, we see Peter’s character utter the words, “If you get people scared enough they will set the world on fire.”  Judging by this initial peak, fans can expect an intense and sinister social commentary.

Fan favorites Paulson and Peters are joined by for American Horror Story: Cult by Cheyenne Jackson and Billie Lourd.  Twisty the Clown also looks to make a return in some way, which is no surprise given the previous teasers.   American Horror Story: Cult premieres on FX September 5th.


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