Who wants to play dolls? Because the creepy trailer for the second installment of FX’s horror anthology American Horror Stories has been unleashed!
The show, created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk as a spinoff of their super-successful series American Horror Story, brings a new horror every episode, as opposed to every season like the original show.
Thanks to this new preview, we have some ideas of the horrors we’ll be seeing in episodes this year. First, we meet Denis O’Hare’s doll collector. “This is my private dollhouse,” he tells a young woman he’s kidnapped. “There’s only one way out of here young lady, and it’s not through any windows or doors.”
We also get to see Bella Thorne, who tells her boyfriend “there is not a serial killer that’s gonna stop me from doing my thing,” before we see a serial killer murdering a woman in a car.
The trailer also gives us looks at a ghost in a bathtub, a mortician who declares that “people are the most interesting right after death,” someone covered in bandages crawling on a bloody floor, potential cannibalism, and Dominique Jackson as possibly an old-timey witch?
Returning cast members from the previous season of American Horror Stories or American Horror Story include Cody Fern, Max Greenfield, Nico Greetham, Denis O’Hare, and Gabourey Sidibe.
There are also several newcomers to the cast this year, including Pose’s Dominique Jackson, Judith Light, Alicia Silverstone, Belle Thorne, and Quvenzhané Wallis.
“Since 2011, the creators of the AHS have redefined the horror genre with various installments featuring a creepy asylum, a coven of witches, a traveling freak show, a haunted hotel and the apocalypse itself,” FX said in a statement. “The television series sprouted a legion of dedicated fans who anticipate what terrors the next chapter will hold.”
The new season of American Horror Stories debuts July 21 only on Hulu.