Jump Scares and Fake-Outs Aplenty in Latest American Horror Story: 1984 Teaser

Another classic slasher trope comes to life in the latest short preview from FX, complete with a new poster to boot.

By Chris Morse

FX is embracing slasher tropes in its recent teasers for American Horror Story: 1984, which is set to debut in just a month. Although these short previews don’t show off any specific footage from the upcoming new season, they do at least show that series creator Ryan Murphy is well aware of the main staples of the prominent subgenre.

This time, jump scares and fake-outs are on the menu for all to enjoy. Give the latest a watch above and check out the latest poster for 1984 below while you're at it.


The new season of American Horror Story will feature returning alums Cody Fern, Billie Lourd, and Emma Roberts. Joining them are Olympian Gus Kenworthy, Matthew Morrison (Glee), Angelica Ross (Pose), DeRon Horton (Dear White People), and Zach Villa. While she won’t have a lead part in this season, you can expect Sarah Paulson to appear at some point, albeit in a reduced role or possibly even just a cameo. Series mainstay Evan Peters previously said he is sitting out this season.

Very little is known regarding the story for this season, but we do know that it’s intended to be a callback of sorts to ‘80s slasher horror. Don't be shocked if plenty of classic genre tropes make it into this season, especially as it pertains to Friday the 13th and other horror staples.

American Horror Story: 1984 will premiere on September 18th, 2019 on FX. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on the upcoming season and series as a whole.

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