The first season of “American Horror Story” centered around a haunted house, and fittingly, the “American Horror Stories” trailer opens on a group of friends in the infamous Murder House. From there, the trailer offers previews of the standalone tales we can expect, from stories involving demons and witchy spells to a tale about 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 instance, the trailer provides a sneak peek at Amy Grabow as Tipper Gore, who in 1985 co-founded the 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 such as the Rubber Man will return in a new form; in fact, the first episode of “American Horror Stories” is titled “Rubber (Wo) man.”
While it seems fans will recognize many trademark elements of the original franchise here, it also looks like Murphy and his team will continue to provide fun, innovative scares in this upcoming anthology.
“American Horror Stories” is scheduled to debut on FX on Hulu on July 15.