American Horror Story just released its throwback 1984 trailer, and the internet has feelings
We hope you’re not over the ’80s nostalgia Hollywood has been tapping into for the past few years. The first teaser trailer for American Horror Story: 1984 was released yesterday, July 29th, and it has ’80s slasher flick written all over it. We’re talking masked killer, innocent 1980s teens, and an isolated summer camp in the middle of nowhere. This season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series screams Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (Pun intended, of course.)
In the teaser, none of the named cast members make an appearance—namely Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Gus Kenworthy, Angelica Ross, Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman, Matthew Morrison, John Carroll Lynch, DeRon Horton, and Zach Villa. We can only take this to mean that those poor nameless souls pictured in the teaser trailer met their end before they got their beginnings.
Upon the teaser’s release, Twitter got to work to analyze the upcoming season, which will premiere on FX on September 18th.
Although the nostalgic ’80s horror movie theme seems like a divergence from seasons past, many are excited to see what the team does with the genre.
this has what other tv shows teasers want
— hunter (@outpostthree) July 29, 2019
It’s going to be very hard for them to make this not seem like a copy of Friday the 13th. But if anyone can pull it off AHS can.
— David Voth (@DMVoth) July 29, 2019
So here for the Friday The 13th vibes. And please let every death be done with a knife or some other kind of weapon. No guns.
— CrazyLettuce86 (@MarieJo45528473) July 29, 2019
However, others are kind of done with the slasher-flick vibe, saying it’s fairly predictable and that we’ve seen this thing plot out numerous times before.
um seems boring actually
— quietstorm (@retinoide) July 29, 2019
-for no Emmy nominations
— harvee (@dvcrehargrove) July 29, 2019
so lame. we all seen enough slasher bullshit. get the old quality from season 1-3 ffs. ugh
— the blackest day (@BangKissXOXO) July 29, 2019
And where are all the cool visual effects that were so prevalent in previous seasons?
Y’all created all those cool masks for AHS: cult but this time y’all just cut holes in a sock and called it a day
— trenton (@MTVScream) July 29, 2019
This looks goofy af.
— DavidTakinATrek (@aliensecretion1) July 29, 2019
the color gradient is the same as the past 3 seasons, it looks modern & the killer is literally a man in a burglar mask. Thank you, I hate it. pic.twitter.com/rvswa6ckoz
— ᴛʜᴇ ᴍʏʀᴛʟᴇ sɴᴏᴡ ᴍᴀɢɪᴄ sʜᴏᴡ! (@GoldCrucifix) July 29, 2019
Others think that, just maybe, the new season should be called Wet Hot American Horror Story, and LOL.
I love Wet Hot American Summer. Is this sequel #4?
— LilDaddy (@LildaddyKK) July 29, 2019
TBH, most of us are still torn up about the fact that Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and possibly Jessica Lange will not be making appearances in this upcoming season. That’s just not right.
— eduardA (@medtrq) July 29, 2019
Evan Peters would’ve ATE this up!
— (@taintedkitkat) July 29, 2019
We understand that this is simply a teaser trailer, and the actual season will be different. But we feel as though our excitement is not currently at the peak it should be after watching an American Horror Story teaser. Still, when we saw the cast announcement photos and videos with everyone in their ’80s best, we were totally on board.
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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! A post shared by Ryan Murphy (@mrrpmurphy) on Jul 11, 2019 at 9:25am PDT
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#ahs #1984 here we come 👫👯♀️👙🌈 @praisethelourd @guskenworthy 📸 @johnnygray5 A post shared by Emma Roberts (@emmaroberts) on Jul 13, 2019 at 9:05am PDT
Despite the initial lackluster response to the trailer, we have hope that this upcoming season will be one of the best AHS seasons yet. Our fingers are crossed.
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