American Horror Story: 1984 | What we know so far

With American Horror Story: 1984 hitting our screens this month I thought it was time to update the what we know so far post.

The 9th series will debut on American TV on September 18th at 10 pm on FX -us Brits will have to wait till the 19th (also on Fox at 10 pm).

American Horror Story: 1984

The Cast (or some of them anyway)

  • Angelica Ross (Pose) as Rita
  • Emma Roberts as Brooke
  • Gus Kenworthy (playing Emma Roberts’ boyfriend)
  • Cody Fern as Xavier
  • Billie Lourd as Montanna
  • Leslie Grossman
  • John Caroll Lynch as Mr Jingles
  • Ashlyn Mackenzie as Debrah
  • DeRon Horton
  • Matthew Morrison
  • Zach Villa

Stylized like 1980’s slasher movies, American Horror Story: 1984 promises some bad clothing decisions and a lot of sharp pointy things. The 1980s gave us slasher movies: Nightmare on Elm Street, Children of the Corn, and Friday the 13th, Halloween II, My Bloody Valentine, Sleepaway Camp, amongst others. Maybe we’re gonna need a checklist to tick off the ones that show up.

The opening episode sees five friends escape Los Angeles to work as camp counsellors.

Even Peters will be taking a break from this season of American Horror Story. It’s also not a sequel season and isn’t continuing on from Apocolypse. Could there be aliens? We don’t know yet but the 1980s did give us rather a lot of Alien movies, like Alien for example and The Thing. And of course, in October of 1984, there was the release of the movie adaptation of George Orwell’s classic 1984.

Previous seasons:

  1. Murder House
  2. Asylum
  3. Coven
  4. Freak Show
  5. Hotel
  6. Roanoke
  7. Cult
  8. Apocolypse

AHS:1984 starts in the UK on September 19th at 10 pm on Fox