‘American Horror Story’ Season 10 – Ryan Murphy Teases Theme, Filming Announcement

In many ways, 2020 has sucked the big one. Covid-19, social distancing, no professional sports, parties, concerts, or conventions, murder hornets, riots and civil unrest, Kobe Bryant’s death, the Australian bush fires, the stock market plummeting, politics and the upcoming election … yes, that all happened this year. In the entertainment world, we’ve had to wait for new seasons of just about everything because the corona virus restrictions keeps casts and crew from getting together to film. So, we all wait with baited breath for news about our favorite TV series. That’s why I was so pumped when I saw a tweet from American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy about the show’s 10th season.

So, now we know that they will begin filming in October (next month!) for a 2021 release, and that the the season will be about something with very sharp teeth. Werewolves? Ghouls? Pennywise? Morlocks? Critters? Honestly, werewolves seem like the first choice, but that’s a bit too obvious for me. Murphy is usually much more cryptic in his clues. He’s already done vampires can cannibals. Hmmm …

Early on, the show’s creator said this about season 10:

“[T]he people who helped build this show into what it is, who believed in it from the beginning, have been contacted and are interested. So, if you look at the iconography of the first three seasons, you can figure who I’ve gone to and who might be coming back.”

With that being said, a teaser was released with Orville Peck’s “Dead of Night” playing over a dark beach with the cast list fading in and out. After watching that, we can now confirm that American Horror Story season 10 will include Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, and Finn Wittrock. It will also feature new cast member Macaulay Culkin. What?!? I’m even more excited to see it now!

This teaser gives us a bit more info. There are seagulls cawing and a lighthouse standing prominently towards the end. Looks like we’re near the beach, maybe in Maine or Oregon.

This one has a lighthouse keeper (I’m assuming it’s the same lighthouse that’s in the previous teaser) staring stolidly into the darkness. He looks ominous.

And then we’ve got this one, where a terrified, dripping young man stares down into what looks like Eleven’s sensory deprivation tank and two doctors stand by, watching him. It seems like it takes place in another time … maybe the 1940s? Could it be something to do with WWII? And Hitler’s super soldiers/monsters?

With FX reporting 1 billion total viewers over the show’s 10 year, nine season run, it’s no surprise that American Horror Story has received 95 Emmy nominations and won 16 times, as well as two Golden Globe awards. While I admit that I haven’t been very excited about this show since RoanokeApocalypse, 1984, and Cult just didn’t do it for me—I’m chomping at the bit to get more info on season 10. What about you guys? Are you going to watch AHS season 12 in 2021? Let us know in the comments below!

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As the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of PopHorror.com, Tracy has learned a lot about independent horror films and the people who love them. Now an approved critic for Rotten Tomatoes, she hopes the masses will follow her reviews back to PopHorror and learn more about the creativity and uniqueness of indie horror movies.

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