FX Chills With First ‘American Horror Story’ Videos & Poster

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

FXs first promo video and poster for American Horror Story FX Chills With First American Horror Story Videos & Poster

FX’s experiment in televised horror is scheduled to start in just six weeks, but so far we’ve seen very little of American Horror Story. The embargo ended as the network released the first TV spots and poster for the creepy new series.

As FX is quick to point out, American Horror Story comes from Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, the creative team behind Glee and one of FX’s early hits, Nip/Tuck. The network ordered a thirteen episode freshman season last month, with a premiere set for this fall. That date has now been nailed down to Wednesday, October 5th in the 10PM timeslot.

American Horror Story stars Connie Britton of Friday Night Lights and Dylan McDermott of The Practice as Vivien and Ben Harmon, a married couple with a mysterious past. Vivien is emotionally scarred after a miscarriage and Ben’s adulterous affair, and they move with their teenage daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga) to a new home in Los Angeles.

It doesn’t take long for the relocated family to notice that something’s amiss in their new homestead. Described by its creators as a “psychosexual thriller,” American Horror Story will wear a TV-MA badge with pride, exploring themes of horror and sexuality that put it in the off-limits category for much of the Glee audience.

Check out the first 30-second TV trailer below:

And a shorter teaser, exploring the miscarriage themes mentioned above:

You can watch a series of short “clue” videos on the official American Horror Story YouTube channel.

While there’s nothing too extreme on display in the trailer (for obvious reasons), the general feel of the show is clearly going for a subtle creepiness that makes the skin crawl. Ghostly children run through the halls, rubber-suited monsters lurk in the shadows, and other general horror themes abound. As a special treat, viewers get a first look at the celebrated Jessica Lange as neighbor Constance.

FX’s first promotional poster for the American Horror Story displays the adult themes of the show – click through for a high-resolution version.

American Horror Story poster with Connie Britton 570x855 FX Chills With First American Horror Story Videos & Poster

According to reports from TV media who’ve seen an early cut of the pilot, American Horror Story lives up to its name, with stomach-churning thrills aplenty. We’ll refrain from reprinting some of the more spoilerish tidbits, but suffice it to say, the creator’s stated inspirations of Rosemary’s Baby and Don’t Look Now are on display. Fans of the genre should feel right at home – and perhaps a little better about the disappointing end to Locke & Key, Fox’s abandoned adaptation of the acclaimed horror comic.

American Horror Story premieres Wednesday, October 10th at 10PM on FX.

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Source: TV Line

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  1. Um… that bulge on the guy in the rubber suit is reaaallly distracting….

  2. what did I just watch?

  3. I’m in.

  4. I’m going to give it a shot. FX seems like the right network for the show. The last time I gave a show like this a chance was Happy Town on ABC and that was a mess. So hopefully this will be good.

  5. Ok. So this is actually going to be a scripted series then. That’s a relief! Most of the promo’s I’ve seen for it made it look like “Scare Tactics 2.5″ (Tracy Morgan only gets 1/2 credit for his rendition).

    Knowing that this will be a scripted piece I will definitely be watching. FX has rarely disappointed me in their original programming.

  6. looks intersting enough to watch a few episodes

  7. I’m glad to finally read what this show is. Based on the trailers I’ve been seeing on tv, I didn’t know if it was going to be a more adult version of Are You Afraid of the Dark? Or something similar. I am interested to check it out, but if the first episode of full of jump scares that don’t show anything then I will skip any further episodes.

  8. Hmmm…guess I’ll give it a try…nothing ventured, right?

  9. FX hasn’t disappointed yet with shows like the League, SOA, It’s Always Sunny…think they are probably one of the better channels with consistently great shows

  10. Best show ever! I can’t wait for Season 2. Roughly 5 weeks left! I’m so excited!