‘American Horror Story’ Heads To 1984 In With 80’s “Slasher” Inspired Teaser Trailer

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10 Apr 19

The 9th instalment of Ryan Murphy’s hit show (one of many) has a title and a trailer – American Horror Story: 1984‘.

As with all early ‘American Horror Story’ trailers, it doesn’t really give much away. However, it would seem this season will be paying homage to the classic 80’s slasher movie genre. This was the year of ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’, ‘Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter’, and ‘Children of the Corn’ to name but a few.

It also seems somewhat fitting that “1984” is the name of George Orwell’s classic novel about a dystopian society. Whether that could be some inspiration for Murphy picking that particular year of the ’80s isn’t clear, but we wouldn’t put it past him to make a double meaning out of the title.

Regarding casting for this season, we know Emma Roberts will be returning. We also know that British-born American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy will be making his acting debut as her character’s boyfriend on the drama. It’s not yet clear if other show regulars such as Sarah Paulson or Jessica Lange will be returning, however, Evan Peters, who has appeared in every season so far, has said he is sitting this one out.

There’s no official air date yet for ‘American Horror Story: 1984’, but it usually appears around September/October on Fox in the UK and FX in the US. We’ll let you know when we hear more.