On Wednesday, October 7th, FX will premier their creepy, 13-episode series American Horror Story: Hotel. The first trailer landed today and is called “Hallways.” It gives us our first look at the fifth installment in the American Horror Story franchise and it’s pretty insane. From a blood thirsty Lady Gaga to pale, creepy, white-haired kids running amok in the halls, this one looks like we’ll be watching it with the lights on.
This summer, Ryan Murphy spoke to Deadline about the upcoming show and here is part of what he had to say.
“The upcoming season that we’re doing is much more horror-based; it’s much more dark. It’s about a theme and an idea that’s very close to my heart that I’ve always wanted to do that’s a little bloodier and grislier I think than anything that we’ve done before; it’s straight horror this year.”
“It’s based in the hotel in horror movies and horror tropes. We’ve researched several real-live hotels in downtown LA where absolutely horrifying things happened. Murder House I thought was a very primal season because everybody’s great fear is about the bogeyman under the bed in their house, and this feels similar to me in that when you check into a hotel, there are certain things beyond your control. Other people have the keys to your room; they can come in there. You’re not exactly safe, it’s a very unsettling idea.” – Ryan Murphy via DEADLINE
American Horror Story: Hotel boasts an impressive cast including Lady Gaga as “Countess Elisabeth,” Wes Bentley as “John Lowe,” Matt Bomer “Donovan,” Finn Wittrock “Tristan,” Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Chloë Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters, and Max Greenfield .
The 13-episode fifth installment of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning franchise, American Horror Story: Hotel, premieres on FX on October 7th.