If Halloween doesn’t provide enough creepiness for you in the month of October, you’re in luck because the upcoming season 2 of FX’s macabre spectral drama American Horror Story is coming, and the network has just released a set of new skin-crawling promo photos. Last season we were plagued with love sick ghosts, but this season is kicking it up a few notches by making everyone living and dead out right insane in the ‘Asylum.’

For the next installment of Ryan Murphy’s ghoulish anthology series, we jump from the LA “Murder House” and the ill-fated Harmon family to an East Coast mental hospital for the criminally insane, run by returning star Oscar-winner Jessica Lange’s new character. Not much is known about the new season, but it will feature returning stars Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe all in new roles, and will also take place in the different time period of the 1960s.

Joining the few returning cast members, this season will feature plenty of newcomers set to take on some interesting and disturbing new roles, including James Cromwell as Dr. Arden, the antagonist to Lange’s new character, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine as a half of a couple known only as ‘The Lovers,’ and sultry French actress Lizzie Brocheré as a ferocious and dangerous wild-child who will play another rival to Lange’s character.

As usual, Murphy is keeping all the big details on the upcoming season 2 to himself (specially what’s up with those creepy looking masked nun things), but here’s what he did have to say on what can be expected:

“What you saw in the [season one] finale was the end of the Harmon house. The second season of the show will be a brand-new home or building to haunt. Just like this year, every season of this show will have a beginning, middle and end. [The second season] won’t be in L.A. It will obviously be in America, but in a completely different locale

We picked ‘Asylum’ because it not only describes the setting — an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange’s character which was formerly a tuberculosis ward — but also signifies a place of haven for the unloved and the unwanted,” he said. “This year’s theme is about sanity and tackling real life horrors”

Check out the creepy new season 2 images that would send chills down the bravest of spines:

Check back for more info on American Horror Story: Asylum and catch the premiere October 17, 2012 on FX.

Source: EW