American Horror Story Season 8 is headed to the future, but not that far ahead. New details of the next chapter reveal the exact setting, along with hairy new roles for Evan Peters, Joan Collins and more.
It’s that time of year again, wherein Ryan Murphy offers maddeningly opaque hints at the next American Horror Story theme. We’ve already learned Season 8 will take us to the future, and Murphy now offers tantalizing details of Sarah Paulson’s transformed appearance. That said – will Murphy’s muse have a more limited role this year?
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.