This morning, TV mastermind Ryan Murphy (Feud, American Crime Story, Nip/Tuck) revealed the title of the upcoming ninth season of American Horror Story on Instagram. It’s called: American Horror Story: 1984.
The short teaser clip shows a young woman running through the woods while being chased by a masked killer with a large knife. It appears to be inspired by slashers of the early ’80s and with a 1984 setting, this AHS season is primed to be killer. (Sorry…I am so very sorry…) Check out the clip:
2,031 Likes, 251 Comments – Ryan Murphy (@mrrpmurphy) on Instagram: “AHS SEASON 9 is called…”
Seeing as slashers are my favorite sub-genre of horror, I’m definitely psyched for this one. There isn’t a lot of info on American Horror Story: 1984 yet, but it’s been confirmed that Emma Roberts will be back to star alongside Gus Kenworthy, the Olympic medalist. However, Evan Peters confirmed that he will not be returning for Season 9.
Here is the video where Evan Peters told me he will not be returning to American Horror Story. This is the first time in nine seasons he will not be part of the show! #AHS https://t.co/Eb30bXzMFR
Peters has starred in every single iteration of AHS thus far, so I’d say he’s more than earned his break from the series (and that’s not even counting the seasons he’s pulled double or triple duty by playing multiple characters in the same run. Apocalypse was dope, you guys.)