‘American Horror Story’ Creator Reveals Season 3 Hints

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Although we’re only nearing the end of season 2 of American Horror Story, fans have already begun to wonder what kind of craziness will inhabit the all-new storyline for season 3. That’s a natural benefit to being an anthology series, and it illustrates how the bottled nature of the season-to-season storyline of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s sometimes frightening but always gloriously over-the-top little program has managed to keep its audience interested.

So far, two rounds of AHS madness have yielded a strong fanbase and record ratings for FX. Of course, given that kind of attention, it didn’t take long for the network to order season 3, having done so late last year when its current iteration, American Horror Story: Asylum, was just beginning to pick up speed.

As Asylum draws to a close, following the deaths of two major characters in episode 10: ‘The Name Game,’ questions are beginning to shift from the possible ending of season 2 to what Murphy and Falchuk could possibly have in store for season 3? It’s a fair question, considering by season’s end, the entire series will have thrown ghosts, demons, mutants, aliens, musical numbers, a killer Santa, the Black Dahlia and a Nazi – among other bizarre ingredients – into the pot and managed to serve up with something quite unique by television standards.

Zachary Quinto in American Horror Story Asylum American Horror Story Creator Reveals Season 3 Hints

Still, that’s a lot of horror tropes to be floating around the first two seasons of any show – anthology or not. So, just what do the masterminds behind the series think will bring audiences back for another dose of off-the-wall craziness? Well, in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy discussed a great many aspects of Asylum, but also dropped some of the first hints as to what season 3 might be about.

Perhaps most interesting is his desire to return to a more personal, and possibly romantic story and setting that sounds far removed from the less intimate, broader pseudo-social statements that have been a part of Asylum.

Murphy stated:

“I mean, I don’t think anything could ever be as dark as the mental health care system in our country. I sorta feel like for the third version I want to do something that’s a little bit more ‘evil glamour.”’ Just something that’s a little bit more…one of the things that I missed this season was I really loved having that Romeo & Juliet youth story with Violet and Tate. I want something like that again and we’re doing something like that in the third season. And we’re contemplating shooting the show in a different place. We’re contemplating shooting it in a place in the country where true horror has been. We’ve got lots of delicious plans.”

Evan Peters and Jessica Lange in American Horror Story Asylum The Name Game American Horror Story Creator Reveals Season 3 Hints

So what can we possibly take from this? Well, Murphy’s use of the term “evil glamour” is somewhat intriguing, as is the possibility of the shooting location having seen “true horror.” While the location is certainly anyone’s guess – with multiple locales fitting the bill to a certain degree – the question will be what kind of horror is Murphy talking about? Furthermore, there’s no mention of the time period, which would certainly help nail down what those “delicious plans” actually entail.

The idea of glamour certainly makes one think of the fashion industry, or even Hollywood, but AHS has already been set in Los Angeles and it would take a lot to outdo the sheer horror of America’s Next Top Model, so maybe those ideas don’t really hold water. One possible scenario that would be incredibly entertaining is for the show to take on the 1970s glam rock scene and somehow integrate that particular brand of camp and over-the-top showmanship with whatever specific theme Murphy has in mind. Considering how much fun it was to watch Jessica Lange sing ‘The Name Game,’ adding a David Bowie-esque musical number or two to the show might make for an interesting approach to season 3. Maybe they could even throw in some actual spiders from Mars.

While the prospect of American Horror Story: Stardust Romantics would certainly be eye-catching, that particular guess is likely miles away from what Murphy and Falchuk have planned. At any rate, there are still three more episodes until the conclusion of the Asylum storyline to worry about before getting too riled up over season 3.

American Horror Story: Asylum airs Wednesday nights @10pm on FX.


Source: EW

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  1. When I heard there was going to be a love story again I freaked out lol. I loved the first season with Violet&Tate so i’m really excited for the new season. :)

    • i love american horror story season one and two amazing can not wait for season three i am hooked even way down under in new zealand. Well done creators yahoo!!!

  2. All the hints definitely sound like vampires to me.

    • Ryan Murphy said no vampires. EVER.

  3. Yes by all means. Let’s change the theme up and do more musical numbers. If I wanted to watch a song and dance number with scary over tones, I’d subject myself to The Rocky Horror Picture show over and over again. Leave your Glee wishes and wants to Glee. It’s called American Horror Story for a reason. I don’t need dance numbers in a storyline. If this jumps the shark in Season 3 with musicals, you can kiss your audience goodbye.

  4. Seems to me that if they are looking for a teen romance and “evil glamour” that they might be thinking along the lines of teenage spree killers. There was a case in the midwest in the 1950s that was very popular and maybe “glamourous.” Starkweather and Fugate?


    • I was also thinking Salem. Witches would be awesome! Witchcraft and the history of it has always interested me!

      • The caption on YouTube says Salem, and theyve got a theme starting up thing what is it called, when the show starts and theyve got all the producers’ names and a sneek peek of what it’s about?

  5. please no vampires

    • lol, right? so sick of vampires! haha.

  6. I think Murphy said he’d never do vampires. I’m thinking it will be something like witch hunts (like in Salem MA), or Mobsters in Chicago. This season kind of ruins a lot of potential. There could have been a whole season dedicated to alien abduction, or demonic possession, or a serial killer, there are many horrors that have happened in asylums that the show never even touched on because there were too many side-stories. I really liked the finale even though the whole season was jumbled. The reveal that Johnny was the killer in Briarcliff was completely predictable but it was on par with the reveal that Tate raped Vivien.

  7. i think american horror story is flippin awsome!!!!esp the 2nd season , i hope season 3 will be much much more gory disgusting bloody filth!:)

  8. What about satanic pacts and rites???

  9. I was just talking with my husband about this, & after reading this article, I really hope the do a KIND OF Amityville Horror House type of season! Fingers crossed!!!!

    • I was wondering about Amityville Horror myself!

    • That would be so cool!

  10. I was hoping season 3 would be called ” Circus. ” ..x

    • Circus mmmh not a very bad idea u knw, all evil stuffies

  11. I agree with Jessica only because Director Ryan Murphy said he wasn’t looking to do something as dark as Season 2, something “lighter”. To me, voodoo and witchcraft seems dark. Though I never thought to Google Betty Drake! So many things you could view as clues! I preferred season 2 over 1 and can’t wait for 3!

  12. I would really like to see an American Horror Story, Salem. But the “evil glamour” part is having me think it’s gonna be like a Manson Family thing.

  13. Salem, MA. 1692.

  14. Personally, I enjoyed season 2 much more than season 1 because it was impossible to guess what would happen next. Many of the things in season 1 were so predictable. I hope they stick to the creepiness!!

    • I feel the same way! I really hope they stick to the creepiness and not bring back a lovestory..

  15. In the first few minutes, pepper talks about how freaks always get the worst end of things and how Dr. Arden should learn what that feels like. My presiction is a freakshow/circus.

  16. I’ve seen so many things about AHS: Salem. If it’s Salem I’m going to poop myself with excitement. I love witches and witchcraft and they’d pull it off so well.

  17. It would be an great if they should do a few Body Mutations and a few Body Monster Transformations with plenty of makeup FX and many special makeup air-bladders effects for the upcoming new epidsodes.

  18. AHS ROCK! cant wait for season3
    yeah I think SALEM MA 1962 will be great,…

  19. Caught season 2 and got addicted oh American Horror Story. So we rented season 1 and watched it all in 2 days. Love it!! So looking s
    Forward to season 3. Funny how Ryan Murphy can do shows like Glee that are “wholesome and then go with AHS. Ryan always does it right each time! I’m a fan! Keep’em comin Ryan!!

  20. I really hope there are no musical numbers, and I liked season 2 without any lovedrama… But I think it might take place at a hotel, maybe a inspiration of “Chelsea hotel” where Sid Vicious may or may not have killed Nancy Spungen(that would’ve been awesome). There have allways been drama at that hotel with celebrities trough the years. That’s the first ting that comes to mind when I read the word “evil glamour”.

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  22. I think it’s a coven of witches

  23. Wow, did you call the Bowie and the Mars thing for season 4 or what?