AMERICAN HORROR STORIES Trailer Shows Endless Terror

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Back in June, Ryan Murphy shared a screen grab of the chat on his Instagram account and casually mentioned in the text description that the gang will soon work together on a spinoff show titled American Horror Stories. Now, we have a full trailer, complete with Satanic rituals, a murderous Santa Claus, and…Tipper Gore.

And just yesterday, we got a list of the stars of the new anthology series:

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For due diligence, here are all the names on board: Matt Bomer, Gavin Creel, Sierra McCormick, Ashley Martin Carter, Paris Jackson, Belissa Escobedo, Kaia Gerber, Aaron Tveit, Rhenzy Feliz, Madison Bailey, Kyle Red Silverstein, Amy Grabow (as Tipper Gore!), John Carroll Lynch, Naomi Grossman, Dyllón Burnside, Nico Greetham, Charles Melton, Kevin McHale, Danny Trejo (as Santa!), Billie Lourd, and Virginia Gardner.

American Horror Stories‘ latest teaser is both spooky and incredibly vague.

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Murphy is truly giving nothing away in the minute-long teaser, which takes a little trip down American Horror Story lane. Murphy loves to drop little hints, so we can only assume this is a clue of some sort. Will the episodes be set within established AHS universes? Or are they just a clue for what’s next? Another question we do have, however, is who exactly is the spooky figure guiding us through AHS‘s past?

According to Variety, FX has confirmed that the green light has been given for American Horror Stories has been officially greenlit. The one-hour anthology series will borrow from American Horror Story‘s gambit of constant reinvention, but at a much shorter pace. While the original series takes an entire season to tell a spooky story, the new show will tell “contained” stories per episode. Sort of like The Twiteaslight Zone and other horror anthologies.

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Among those on tap for American Horror Stories are Glee alum Kevin McHale, Dyllón Burnside (Pose), Charles Melton (Riverdale), and Nico Greetham (The Prom). We don’t know who else will feature into episodes of American Horror Stories, but considering the language Murphy used in his Instagram post, it seems likely that all of the cast included on the chat will be involved in some way. That includes Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, the original’s constants (although Peters did not appear in the last season, 1984), along with the most legendary ensemble member, Jessica Lange. Lange left the show after Freak Show but turned up for an episode of Apocalypse a few seasons later. She continues to work with Murphy pretty regularly.

Sarah Paulson looks frightened while a clown stalks her in the background in this image from American Horror Story: Cult.
Sarah Paulson looks frightened while a clown stalks her in the background in this image from American Horror Story: Cult.

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Other regular cast members on the call were Lily Rabe, Denis O’Hare, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, Angelica Ross, Leslie Grossman, Finn Wittrock, Taissa Farmiga, Billie Lourd, Dylan McDermott, Adina Porter, and Cody Fern.

Season 10 of American Horror Story, subtitled Double Feature, is set to premiere on August 25. And it stars Macaulay Culkin will star, along with returning cast members Bates, Paulson, Peters, Grossman, Lourd, Porter, Rabe, Ross, and Wittrock. But before we delve into a season-long horror show, we’re getting a bite-sized taste. American Horror Stories will premiere on July 15 on FX on Hulu.

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Originally published on May 11, 2020 and updated on June 21, 2021, June 23, 2021, and July 7, 2021.

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