"American Horror Story: 1984" – "The Nice Girl" Really Does Finish Last [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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Now that we know the theme, who's going to be in it? Murphy officially revealed the cast (so far?) for the upcoming ninth season earlier this month – including Emma Roberts (Brooke Thompson), Billie Lourd (Montana Duke), Cody Fern (Xavier Plympton), Angelica Ross, Leslie Grossman (Margaret Booth), John Carroll Lynch, Gus Kenworthy (Chet Clancy), Glee's Matthew Morrison (with the large… "friend"), DeRon Horton (Ray Powell), Zach Villa, Alhan Bilal (Jamie), Tara Karsian (Chef Bertie), Ashlyn Mackenzie (Debrah), Kaleina Cordova, and more… and possibly Sarah Paulson (???) if her teases turn out to be true.

So it looks like we have a "winner" in the "AHS: 1984 Survivor Sweepstakes," which means great news for our "Platonic BFF" – and some tragically bad news for the "The Nice Girl"… who definitely finishes last:

Here's a look at the offcial trailer for American Horror Story: 1984 – along with the titles of the first four episodes and the *possible* episode synopsis for the season premiere (translated from French):

https://youtu.be/9wcEiFIM3mM

Season 9, Episode 1: "Camp Redwood": In the summer of 1984, five friends leave Los Angeles to work as counselors at Redwood Camp. As they adapt to their new jobs, they quickly find that the only thing scarier than the stories told at thecampfire is the past that haunts them.

Season 9, Episode 2: "Mr. Jingles"

Season 9, Episode 3: "Slash Dance"

Season 9, Episode 4: "True Killers"

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In "Bedtime," we learned two important lessons and needed to ask one question. First, always respect your bunkmate – it could save your life. Second, always look under the bed before getting in – it could save your life.

The question? Exactly how long was Mr. Jingles waiting under there…?!?!?

https://youtu.be/WrP1yKaUMQw

In this teaser, we learn that Camp Redwood has a "zero tolerance policy" when it comes to skinny-dipping… one that doesn't suffer "repeat offenders":

In this teaser, we learn why it's important to always be aware of your surroundings: one minute, you're sitting on a dock in the middle of the woods… in the middle of the night… by yourself… enjoying The Motels… without a care in the world. Next thing you know? A masked 80's serial killer is dragging you to the bottom of the lake.

Let this be a cautionary tale, people…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBs5CTxxxaY

In this teaser, our hopeless camper is realizing all-too-well that some of the worst nightmares happen with our eyes open…

https://youtu.be/JGVNpIZ6biU

In the following teaser we're really hoping Mr. Jingles ignores the basic horror movie advice we've given others in the past by not looking "Under The Bed"…

As is usually the case in your standard "slasher" film,  just when you think you know the killer's moves, he's one step ahead of you… and one step behind you:

https://youtu.be/S0VjOcLxyk4

In this teaser, we see probably one of the worst moments to have to deal with a dead battery…

https://youtu.be/9N8oOS1RCyU

Fans were treated to a previous teaser that embraced the 80's slasher film theme. As the sound of John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band's "On the Dark Side" and The Motels' "Suddenly, Last Summer" ominously played in the background, it appeared our resident maniac-in-the-woods Mr. Jingles was planning to make this summer at "Camp Redwood" a very deadly one (though we still feel like a twist of some type is coming…):

https://youtu.be/z5s8KQX9hwU

In case you're like us and you need to see it for the 97th time, here's a chance to see the cast in all their '80's slasher film glory (though it feels like something else is going on there), followed by reactions from the cast:

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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