‘American Horror Story’ has revealed the title and teaser for Season 9. The new season will pay homage to slasher movies.
View this post on Instagram
The ninth season of the horror series anthology has revealed that it will be titled AHS: 1984. The creator Ryan Murphy shared the news on his Instagram. The teaser has the vibe of an 80’s slasher film and the setting looks very creepy.
In the background “Six Feet Under” by Billie Eilish is playing. The video shows a young woman being chased through what looks like a summer camp by a masked man.
The title might be paying homage to the year when horror and slasher movies were at their prime. Movies such as Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Children of the Corn hit the screens this year and were a huge success.
Murphy revealed that Emma Roberts will be returning for the new season. Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy will be playing Robert’s on-screen boyfriend. It is unsure whether Sarah Paulson will return. However, Evan Peters has already indicated in various interviews that he will not be starring in the ninth season.
Peters told GQ in an interview that the show took a lot of toll on him. He stated, “It’s just exhausting. It’s really mentally draining, and you don’t want to go to those places ever in your life. And so you have to go there for the scenes, and it ends up integrating it somehow into your life. You’re in traffic and you find yourself screaming and you’re like, ‘What the hell? This isn’t who I am.’
American Horror Story aired its first season in 2011 with Murder House. It was followed by Asylum (2012), Coven (2013), Freak Show (2014), Hotel (2015), Roanoke (2016), Cult (2017) and Apocalypse (2018).
Due to AHS competing at the Emmy Awards for several years as a limited series, the Television Academy revealed that the season 8 of American Horror Story will be competing in the outstanding drama categories.
AHS: 1984 will premiere this fall on FX.