As if we weren’t living one real-life American Horror Story after another, the FX Cult is taking a cue from reality. Following concerns of an upcoming mass shooting sequence airing too close to the Las Vegas massacre, Ryan Murphy confirms changes to the scene.
The fear factor of the past six seasons of American Horror Story has been predicated on a variety otherworldly scares. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have spooked us with ghost stories, aliens, witches, vampires, clowns, and beyond. Part of the uniqueness of the anthology series, and why watching a show as sadistic and gruesome as AHS can be so fun and addictive, is the gap between us and what happens on screen. Who doesn’t love hearing a good ghost story, so long it’s not happening to them? But in its seventh year, American Horror Story pivots from fables of supernatural nightmares to satirize the real-world political fears of Trump’s America, and it’s the series’ biggest mistake yet.
American Horror Story may have returned to more traditional teasing with Cult, but the FX drama has one major difference from past years. Ryan Murphy reveals that Season 7 will have no supernatural forces, while new details reveal Lena Dunham’s role and more.
Much as we’ll miss the random guessing game of American Horror Story teasers, that Cult isn’t going to indoctrinate itself. Join the hive with a new bee-themed Season 7 poster, and an even more cryptic promo.
Well, our days of astonishment with Ryan Murphy’s eclectic casting are certainly coming to a middle. Just hours away from learning American Horror Story Season 7’s title and theme, the creator reveals that Girls alum Lena Dunham will get political with a guest role.
We’ve barely begun the rigmarole of American Horror Story teasing its seventh season, but it’ll be time yet before Ryan Murphy beings his flagship anthology franchise to a close. FX has officially picked up an additional two seasons of American Horror Story, likely taking us through at least 2019. Just like our real-life American horror story!
Now that American Horror Story Season 6 has officially given up the ghost of its mystery theme, FX must take stock of their unorthodox approach to promotion. It seems viewers may not have been enticed to tune in for the big reveal after all, as early ratings for American Horror Story: Roanoke (that’s the name, we checked) are below that of last year’s Hotel.
Our long national nightmare has finally come to an end, just in time for a new national nightmare to begin. American Horror Story has finally premiered its sixth season, revealing the show’s newest theme as My Roanoke Nightmare. Find out what woodland scares went down in the premiere and what to expect from the coming season of American Horror Story!