The first trailer for “American Horror Story: 1984” is here and it’s exactly what we’d expect if Ryan Murphy made an ’80s slasher movie — except more.
In the video above, you’ll see Season 9 stars Cody Fern, Emma Roberts and Billie Lourd as they head off to become camp counselors in 1984 and live out almost every horror movie trope in under 2 minutes.
They hit someone with their car on the way to the Camp Redwood grounds, they find out there is an escaped killer, Mr. Jingles, on the loose, and they all are wearing some righteous ’80s duds and rockin’ tubular ’80s hair while sitting ’round the old campfire telling ghost stories.
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“AHS: 1984” stars Roberts, Fern, Lourd, Gus Kenworthy, Leslie Grossman, John Carroll Lynch, Zach Villa, DeRon Horton, Matthew Morrison and Angelica Ross. As TheWrap previously reported, it doesn’t star longtime franchise alum Sarah Paulson, and it has yet to be revealed if/how she’ll show up this season at all.
For fans wondering why Paulson and Evan Peters, among others, aren’t starring on the upcoming installment of “AHS,” FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf has your answer: Season 8 a.k.a. “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” the crossover between “Murder House” (Season 1) and “Coven” (Season 3).
“Remember, he did something really interesting, which is he decided to weave multiple different cycles through the eighth season, and so it was the biggest cast ever,” Landgraf told TheWrap during the Television Critics Association press tour earlier this month. “You had actors that were playing 2-3 different characters. You had to bring back all the cast from prior seasons. It was a monster in terms of the size of the cast, cost of that cast. You can’t do that all the time.”
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Watch the trailer above.
“American Horror Story: 1984” premieres Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10/9c on FX.