The most-recent season of American Horror Story wasn’t perfect, but, as usual with the show, it remained a fascinating watch all the way through. (The first season’s take on the haunted house genre remains the best). With American Horror Story: Hotel debuting October 7, FX has been ramping up the promos for the next season of Ryan Murphy’s popular series, and this new one, set to Rammstein’s 1997 song “Du Hast,” showcases Lady Gaga’s character, The Countess.
The teaser doesn’t offer much in terms of narrative, but it does parade Gaga around in a variety of outfits that range from sweet to menacing. The Countess is the owner of the hotel that serves as the setting for the new season, and from what we’ve gleaned so far, she’s also fond of drinking blood. A few brief shots in the teaser seem to suggest what we can expect this year, namely scissors and what appears to be ghostly children attached to leashes. AHS has always been heavy on striking imagery, and this promo is more of that, even if it could double as a new Lady Gaga music video.