"American Horror Story: 1984" – Cause When Mr. Jingles Is Bad, He's So, So Bad… So Let's Dance, the "Slashdance" [PREVIEW]

Combine our professional obsession with uber-creative genius Ryan Murphy (Glee, Pose, 9-1-1, Feud, and a billion more) with our love for 80's horror/slasher film, and it's easy to understand why we're excited for FX's American Horror Story: 1984. In fact, executive producer Tim Minear only confirmed our excitement when he said this about the upcoming season of Murphy and Brad Falchuk's horror anthology series American Horror Story:

"I think it's awesome. I think it's gonna be really scary but a lot of fun, like it always is. And that if you have a taste for '80s horror, you're in for a treat."

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When we offered up our review of last week's season opener "Camp Redwood," we made a connection to both Shaun of the Dead and The Cabin in the Woods when describing how the season's initial tone and vibe made us feel. We also called into question if what we were seeing was a smokescreen for something bigger and deadlier – and second episode "Mr. Jingles" proved we were right (deeper dive into the episode here).

In the following preview for next week's "Slashdance," it look like we're getting a look at the backstory on John Carroll Lynch's Benjamin "Mr. Jingles" Richter – which I think is going to show that there's at least one more killer in the woods… on top of the two already in play.

On top of that? It sounds like Jonas' one-man Happy Death Day marathon performance continues…

"American Horror Story: 1984" season 9, episode 3 "Slashdance": Imitation is the best form of tragedy. Coming clean can be pretty messy.Written by James Wong; directed by Mary Wigmore.

"American Horror Story: 1984" – Cause When Mr. Jingles Is Bad, He's So, So Bad… So Let's Dance, the "Slashdance" [PREVIEW]

https://youtu.be/9wcEiFIM3mM

In case you're like us and you need to see it for the 166th time, here's a chance to see the cast in all their '80's slasher-film-audition glory:

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American Horror Story: 1984 stars Emma Roberts (Brooke), Billie Lourd (Montana), Cody Fern (Xavier), Angelica Ross (Nurse Rita), Leslie Grossman (Margaret), John Carroll Lynch (Benjamin "Mr. Jingles" Richter), Gus Kenworthy (Chet), Glee's Matthew Morrison (Trevor), DeRon Horton (Ray), Zach Villa ("The Night Strangler" Richard Ramirez), Alhan Bilal (Jamie), and Tara Karsian (Chef Bertie).

FX's AHS: 1984 slashes its way onto our screens every Wednesday at 10 p.m. EDT.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.