The ninth season of the chilling horror series is premiering on September 18, and once again it's a completely different vibe and set.
From a murderous house in season one all the way to the apocalypse in season eight, American Horror Story has delved into seemingly every horror trope that exists. But with the teasers for this upcoming season, there is another genre that hasn't been done yet — '80s slasher movies.
TV and movie fanatics love a nostalgic nod to the '80s, as has been proven by the success of shows like Stranger Things, so the next installment of AHS, titled 1984, will surely draw crowds of new fans and die-hard ones.
The recurring actors throughout the series will star once again, but a few familiar faces, like Evan Peters, are sitting this one out.
Two major '80s slasher films premiered in 1984 — Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter and Nightmare on Elm Street — and the AHS season clearly draws inspiration from them.
Even the lettering on the AHS: 1984 poster pays homage to the final installment of this iconic slasher film. Two of the most iconic masked-killer movies came out that year, making it a frightening summer for '80s kids. Emma Roberts, who has been deemed a "Scream Queen" by Murphy show's in the ninth season, further proves that slashing and killing are to be expected. The masked villain in the teaser trailer for 1984 could be inspired by iconic killers such as Jason and Freddy Krueger.