American Horror Story season six premieres in just over two weeks, and we still don’t know what the theme is. We’ve seen murder houses, asylums, covens, freak shows, and hotels — what’s next? All FX CEO John Landgraf will say is that “there are many more trailers than you’ve actually seen for hypothetical seasons of American Horror Story — different genres, different places. One of them is accurate; the others are all misdirects.” It could be Children of the Corn (nope), or maybe something having to do with spiders (NOPE), or possibly a Stephen King “homage” (those are so in right now).
That last one seems to be the most popular theory, for two reasons: this creepy-ass promo (imaging how terrifying it would be if the monster, or whatever it is, didn’t look like something from a crummy late-1990s PlayStation game), and Rotten Tomatoes possibly giving the answer away.
“The Mist” — which is also the name of a novel, which was turned into a movie, which is being turned into a show — sounds cool and mysterious, but it’s unlikely to stick. For one thing, I’m not sure how Spike would feel about that title; also, every other season is named after a location. Why change now? Still, one of the promos is, to quote Landgraf, “accurate.” It could be “The Mist,” but not called that. Maybe American Horror Story: The Dark Tower.
(Via Oh No They Didn’t)