From a not-so-typical haunted house to an end of the world blasting, the American Horror Story franchise has continued to exhibit all the spine-chilling lore and mystery that adorning horror fans crave. With that the widespread popularity of this horror anthology has brought about new, riveting cast members, an assorted compilation of American horror story collectibles and another alarming installment to add to the devilish series.
What’s the theme of season 9?
If the title for the upcoming season isn’t sufficient to spark a possibility, then the grainy filming style and the vibrancy of athletic wear exhibited by the characters should be enough for horror fans to see that the latest AHS installment, 1984, was inspired by the classic, slasher horror films of the 80s.
“I think it’s going to be really scary but a lot of fun like it always is… if you have a taste for 80s horror, you’re in for a treat,” said executive producer Tim Minear.
Fans believe that ‘1984’ will complete popular theory
Reddit user, Red Herry, blew up the internet in 2014 when they discussed their theory about how each season of the series embodied the same themes — sin, power, betrayal, and horror — as a poem written in the 14th century. The piece of diction, written by Dante Alighieri, was called Inferno and is one-third of a larger epic poem called the Divine Comedy. It talks about how the protagonist (Dante himself) descends through nine circles of Hell as he approaches Hell’s center, each of which is reserved for a certain type of sinner. So, the question is which AHS represents each circle of Hell? — Limbo (Murder House), Gluttony (Hotel), Greed (Freak Show), Anger (Roanoke), Heresy (Cult), Fraud (Asylum), Treachery (Coven), Violence (Apocalypse) — leaving Lust behind as a potential depiction for the upcoming 1984.
Which of your favorite actors will be returning for this season?
There are going to be a handful of noticeable absences in the upcoming season, despite the popularity of last year’s Murder House and Coven crossover. So, which characters are taking a seat on the sidelines for 1984?
- Evan Peters is going to sit a season out, commenting that he’s overwhelmed by the emotional roles of the characters he has played on the show in the past — Tate Langdon (Murder House), Kit Walker (Asylum), Kyle Spencer (Freak Show), Jimmy Darling (Freak Show), James March (Hotel), Edward Phillipe Mott & Rory Monahan (Roanoke), Kal Anderson, Andy Warhol, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, Jim Jones, Jesus Christ & Charles Manson (Cult) and finally, Mr. Gallant, Jeff Pfister, James March and Tate Langon (Apocalypse) — sometimes portraying up to 7 in one installment.
- Billy Eichner, portraying Harrison Wilton in the seventh season and Brock/Mutt in the eighth, will not be in the newest installment.
- Sarah Paulson, a character who has played riveting roles since the start of the franchise, may make a cameo in the newest season, however, she will not be portraying a protagonist due to her busy acting schedule.
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