AHS fans rejoice! After months of anticipation, Ryan Murphy has finally confirmed season 7’s official theme and it’s disturbing to say the least. But before we give you the unsettling details, let’s recap the past few nightmare-inducing seasons.
If you are unfamiliar with the series American Horror Story, the show is created so that every season surrounds a different central and terrifying theme.
Conceived from the arguably unsettled mind of the brilliant Ryan Murphy, this FX series is unique in not only its disturbing plot lines, but also in structure. Each season features the majority of the same core cast, but with an entirely different theme and twisted characters.
Season 1: Murder House
As you can probably gather from the season’s title, the premiere episodes of the show followed the story of an unsuspecting family who moves into a house haunted by its previous deceased residents.
Season 2: Asylum
This season was disturbing on an entirely new psychological level. The plot follows the trials of several patients within the corrupt Briarcliff Mental Institution and viewers begin to question who the insane really are.
Season 3: Coven
The third installment in the series follows a coven of modern day Salem witches fighting for survival in the depths of New Orleans.
Season 4: Freak Show
Season 4 was hands-down the most disturbing one for me to watch—partly due to my extreme fear of clowns and all things circus related. Several unique members of one of the last remaining freak shows must constantly battle for acceptance in society, and also not kill each other in the process.
Season 5: Hotel
Along similar themes from Murder House, season 5 took place in the haunted and demon-ridden Hotel Cortez of Los Angeles.
Season 6: Roanoke
Shortly before Roanoke premiered, the show’s creator Ryan Murphy announced that this season would be “more rogue” and “dark” than previous installments. Perhaps because the plot was inspired by the real-life mystery of the Roanoke Island disappearances…
AND finally announced…Season 7: Cult
AHS fans have eagerly been awaiting the reveal of the next fearsome theme and it’s finally upon us. Back in February, Ryan Murphy alluded to the new season being set around the 2016 election. He has since confirmed that season 7 will be about a cult (so the same thing, right?) and will star familiar faces like Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Cheyenne Jackson as well as new-comers Billy Eichner, Lena Dunham, Billie Lourd and Colton Haynes. American Horror Story: Cult will premiere sometime this September.
We can’t wait for the nightmares!