American Horror Story has released the title for its latest season. Apocalypse. It was also previously announced by series creator Ryan Murphy that Season 8 would be a crossover between Season 1’s Murder House and Season 3’s Coven.
Visit the series official Instagram to see the announcement:
Spoilers if you’re late to the AHS phenomena. Season 6 played out like documentary television. The seasons 10 episodes took a page from true crime television shows like Body of Evidence: From the Case Files of Dayle Hinman series that aired on TRU TV. Often true crime television shows retell past crimes using a mix of present-day interviews with law enforcement, criminals, and people affected by or part of the crime covered.
I really enjoyed the sixth season that featured Cuba Gooding Jr, Angela Basset, Lily Rabe, Kathy Bates, and Lady Gaga, among other actors that brought the weird and haunted energy American Horror Story is known for delivering. Season 6 felt fresh. The series is a unique and rare horror gem. It harkens to the bygone era when viewers would turn out the lights, and cozy up on the couch to watch Tales From The Crypt.
The season retold the story of one family’s encounter with a band of vengeful spirits and hillbilly cannibals. A mix of reenactments and faux sit-down interviews featured actor Cuba Gooding Jr portraying Matt Miller, who along with his wife, Lily played by actress Shelby Paulson buy a home built on cursed land. There was murder, evil entities, vengeful colonists, and a swindling exorcist portrayed by actor Leslie Jordan.
The title announcement is enough to excite me because of Season 6’s strengths. It’s not that the season didn’t have its fair share of weak moments. The season’s strong points far outweighed the bad so I look forward to tuning in to FX when Season 8’s first episode premieres.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse Season 8 airs September 12 on FX. Season 6 and the 5 before leading up to it are available to stream on Netflix.