Are you ready to face the twin terrors of the latest American Horror Story?
After teasing us with an Instagram post on Thursday, Ryan Murphy has now announced the name of the upcoming 10th season of his iconic show American Horror Story in his Instagram stories. Now we can’t wait to see what American Horror Story: Double Feature brings us!
In his Instagram stories today, Murphy posted a video of waves crashing onto black sand and revealed the name of the upcoming 10th season is Double Feature. But that's not all! The video also explains that it will feature "two horrifying stories... one season. One by the Sea... One by the Sand."
The title is an obvious wink towards the camp horror classic Rocky Horror Picture Show, which opens with the song "Science Fiction/Double Feature," which is in turn a reference to the low budget B-movies that would shown in double features. Will there be more RHPS references?
So, apart from that, what do we know about the upcoming season? We know that Leslie Grossman is returning to the franchise. We’ve seen a picture of her and AHS newcomer Macauly Culkin arm in arm in winter coats on a Provincetown beach. This will be Culkin’s first regular role on a TV series.
When Murphy approached Culkin with the idea of joining the cast, he said he convinced him by describing Culkin’s character as a “very, very great insane part” and saying he will have “crazy erotic sex with Kathy Bates.”
Murphy announced the bulk of the cast back in February in a video with Orville Peck’s “Summertime” playing over it. Other than Grossman and Culkin, it includes Sarah Paulson making her much-hyped return, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Billie Lourd, Finn Whittrock, Adina Porter, and Angelica Ross.
We’ve also gotten a recent look at some of the monsters in this season. Murphy gave us a glimpse at a couple of pale, tall, bald figures dressed in black cloaks walking down a residential street at night. Obviously, many seasons have had multiple monsters, so it’s likely we haven’t seen everything we should be afraid of yet.
Apart from that, we’ve seen an image of pale, dirty, and bruised hands climbing out of the water with the phrase “things are beginning to wash up on shore…” We’ve seen an image of a wide open mouth full of sharp teeth with a tattoo on the tongue, and we know it’s filming in Provincetown. Now we know that there are two stories this season, one "by the sea" and one "by the sand," which presumably, means the beach.
Now that we know the name is American Horror Story Double Feature, what else do you think we have in store this season?