American Horror Story is known for being extra — especially when it comes to hyping up each upcoming installment. Unlike most shows, which premiere only a handful of trailers previewing the new season, American Horror Story goes all out, releasing a dozen or so teasers that hint at thematic elements of the new episodes, often without featuring any actors or footage from the actual series.
Although the upcoming ninth season, American Horror Story: 1984, won't premiere on FX until the fall, the network released the first teaser in April. That means we'll have at least five months of teasers leading up to the slasher-themed new season that we can obsess over and attempt to decipher. Here are all the teasers released so far.
Title: The Woods
Description: "Don't put anything past us."
Breakdown: The first teaser for Season 9 revealed the title, 1984, and a slasher flick theme as it showed a young woman running from a knife-wielding man in the woods. A slasher season would be unlike anything the FX show has done so far, so we couldn't have asked for a better teaser to kick off the hype cycle for Season 9.
Title: Cast Announcement
Description: "To celebrate the first day of filming the NINTH Season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, here's the official 1984 cast announcement along with some amazing 80s lewks. Enjoy!" Ryan Murphy wrote in the Instagram post that first shared this footage.
Breakdown: This video gets extra points for revealing the main cast of 1984 rocking '80s summer camp couture, including appearances by Emma Roberts, Gus Kenworthy, Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman Billie Lourd, Matthew Morrison, Angelica Ross, and John Carroll Lynch, who appears to be one of the slash-happy villains this season.
American Horror Story: 1984 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10/9c on FX.