Combine our professional obsession with uber-creative genius Ryan Murphy (Glee, Pose, 9-1-1, Feud, and a billion more) with our love for 80’s horror/slasher film, and it’s easy to understand why we’re excited for FX‘s American Horror Story: 1984. In fact, executive producer Tim Minear only confirmed our excitement when he said this about the upcoming season of Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s horror anthology series American Horror Story:
“I think it’s awesome. I think it’s gonna be really scary but a lot of fun, like it always is. And that if you have a taste for ’80s horror, you’re in for a treat.”
So now that we know the theme, who’s going to be in it? Well, now we know! To celebrate the first day of filming, Murphy officially revealed the cast (so far?) for the upcoming ninth season – and those include Emma Roberts, Gus Kenworthy, Billie Lourd, Cody Fern, Angelica Ross, Leslie Grossman, Glee‘s Matthew Morrison (with the large…”friend”), and more. So to see them in all their ’80’s slasher film glory (though it feels like something else is going on there), here’s a look at Murphy’s announcement post:
FX’s American Horror Story: 1984 premieres September 18.
As for the status of series mainstays Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters… Peters revelated recently that he would be sitting out this season. Paulson’s work on Murphy’s Netflix series Ratched is making it difficult for her to be involved with the season, but she has not been ruled out completely.
Here’s What We Know About ‘AHS: 1984’ So Far…
For the ninth cycle of Murphy and Falchuk‘s American Horror Story, the horror anthology is going back to the days of parachute pants, thin leather ties, Frankie telling us to relax… and slasher films. Last month, Murphy posted to social media a teaser video for the upcoming season’s theme: AHS 1984 (expected to return to FX this fall) – and now we have the official teaser from the upcoming season: “The Woods”:
In the teaser above, we see a disturbing nod to the “killer-in-the-woods” theme prevalent in many horror movies of the time – interesting fact: while many think of Friday the 13th as the film that started it all, the theme actually began well before the original film’s 1980 premiere. Of particular interest is the year 1984, which saw the release of such genre classics as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Children of the Corn, and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (okay… “camp classic”).