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After we got a brief taste of what's in store for the second season of American Horror Story earlier this week, a new promo offers an even closer look at this season's lovers, sinners and saints.  

This year, the action takes place in Briarcliff, an asylum run by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) and Monsignor Timothy Howard (Joseph Fiennes). But based on their sadistic treatment of their damaged, "sinful" inmates (including Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson), these two are hardly saints.

The trailer also teases the concurrent, present-day storyline of two newlywed lovers (Adam Levine and Jenna Dewan) who are touring the asylum's ruins. Based on the video, they've bitten off quite a bit more than they can chew.

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So, will Briarcliff be scarier than Season 1's Murder House? Check out the extended Season 2 promo below and sound off in the comments:

American Horror Story: Asylum premieres Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10/9c on FX.