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FEATURES: American Horror Story: 1984 shows off classic slasher movie genre

July 31, 2019 Victoria Luz

Get ready for more as American Horror Story: 1984 unveils Season 9 inspired by a timeless classic slasher movie, Friday the 13th!

Following the success of American Horror Story Season 8, Apocalypse, they blast to the past with Season 9. Contrary to Season 8 with a modern theme, Season 9 goes back, giving tribute to the cult-favorite horror genre, slasher. And just like that, showrunner Ryan Murphy unveils American Horror Story: 1984.

The trailer of AHS 1984 revealed a group of teens traveling to a certain Camp Redwood. But a masked killer with a knife clings at the bottom of their car. The summer trip quickly takes a harsh turn as one of the teens finds herself face to face with the killer while on the boat.

Clearly, AHS 1984 is heavily inspired by iconic slasher films back in the day. Particularly the ‘Friday The 13th’ series. You’d notice the vintage feel it has. It appears to be paying homage to notorious Jason Voorhees, with the death-from-beneath-the-lake modus. Aside from that, the killer in the trailer also sports a mask, but instead of a hockey mask, it’s a balaclava or a ski mask.

AHS is known for its iconic actors and actresses, from all seasons. However, long-standing series regulars Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters won’t be playing the lead roles this time. It’ still unclear whether they’ll be making cameo appearances or not.

But Emma Roberts, Cody Fern, Billie Loud, John Carroll Lynch, and Lesli Grossman will be returning in Season 9. joining them are newcomers, Olympian Gus Kenworthy, and Matthew Morrison. Even Angelica Ross will be in the series, playing an “unforgettable role”.

Get ready for a summer camp getaway to remember. Because American Horror Story: 1984 will hit the screens on September 18.

Are you ready for a classic slasher horror thrill with American Horror Story: 1984? Bummed with the absence of Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters this new season? Share us your thoughts on the comments down below. Or hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter @UDoUPh.