The first season of “American Horror Story” centers around a haunted house, and fittingly, the “American Horror Stories” trailer opens for a group of friends in the infamous Murder House. From there, the trailer offers previews of the independent tales we can expect, from stories of demons and sorcery to a tale of a murderous Santa Claus.
Like previous installments in the franchise, “American Horror Stories” will also draw from real-life events to influence its scares. For example, the trailer gives a sneak peek at Amy Grabow as Tipper Gore, who in 1985 co-founded Parents’ Music Resource Center, a committee that sought to put warning labels on explicit music. Through the footage, fans also get confirmation that legendary “American Horror Story” villains like Rubber Man are returning in a new form; in fact, the first episode of “American Horror Stories” is titled “Rubber (Wo) Man.”
While it looks like fans will recognize many of the brand elements from the original franchise here, it also looks like Murphy and his team will continue to deliver fun, innovative scarers in this upcoming anthology.
“American Horror Stories” is scheduled to debut on FX on Hulu on July 15th.