Admittedly, it’s been a while since fans have heard anything new from the American Horror Story camp and that may be because Ryan Murphy has been busy gathering up his resources for the premiere of his newest frightfest, Scream Queens, but Murphy did take the time to drop three new teasers for the much anticipated American Horror Story: Hotel.
As E! News reports, the first teaser certainly seems mundane enough. Just a tap-tap-tap on a hotel door, but, as American Horror Story fans have come to realize, there’s nothing simple about rapping on closed doors. There’s no telling what evil lies in waiting beyond the ominous door.
The second teaser is far more sinister, conjuring visions of John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned, as the little ones in this American Horror Story: Hotel teaser turn to face anyone that might trespass on their own little corner of the hotel.
Finally, Ryan Murphy gives his American Horror Story fans a glimpse into a new nightmare: being sewn into the innards of a hotel mattress. Never mind the sanitary nightmares this scenario conjures up. Is this what Elizabeth (Lady Gaga) does with her lovers, once she’s finished with them?
If these teasers are any indication, it seems fans are in for a dark and macabre season, much like the first two seasons of American Horror Story. That’s not the only reason for fans to stick close to the upcoming offerings from this series. It seems, although Jessica Lange may not appear in this season of American Horror Story, she is not forgotten.
Entertainment Weekly reports Ryan Murphy is in talks with Jessica Lange to bring the actress back to American Horror Story, though it’s unclear whether the plan is to try to insert Ms. Lange later in the season of American Horror Story: Hotel, or if the plan is to bring Jessica in on an entirely new season of the show.
“I’ve been talking to her,” admits Murphy. “It’s always possible. I’m trying to deal with her play schedule. Jessica is always about the character. She’ll be back—she’s not gone forever. But that’s the fun and fresh thing about the show: sometimes somebody has to go away before you realize how much you miss them. She wants to come back we just have to come up with something.”
American Horror Story: Hotel takes place in present day Los Angeles, placing it five years after the events of American Horror Story: Murder House, so it may be possible that Lange will reprise her role as Constance Langdon. This seems especially likely, considering the news that this season will revisit the Murder House in one episode with realtor Marcy (Christine Estabrook) also returning.
American Horror Story: Hotel is set to premiere on October 7 on FX.
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