'American Horror Story: Asylum' Releases First Photos and New Details, Plus...Aliens?

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Finally!  As much as we've enjoyed bringing you the latest creepy and nonsensical teasers from 'American Horror Story: Asylum' (and watch, there will be another today), we've been long overdue for a real look at season 2.  Well get ready, because Entertainment Weekly hit the mother lode, and we've got more photos and details of the new season than we know what to do with!  Who are the returning stars playing?  What's the deal with "Bloody Face?"  And seriously...aliens?

Get ready, 'American Horror Story' fans, as this Friday's issue of Entertainment Weekly will spurt out new 'American Horror Story' details like you'll never believe.  In addition to our first shots from the season, full of faces familiar and new, the magazine spoke to both series creator Ryan Murphy and executive producer Brad Falchuk to obtain all the juicy new details of the horror serial's sophomore year.

For instance, we knew that Jessica Lange's character would preside over the 1960's asylum setting, but how about knowing that Sister Jude will preside over Briarcliff Manor?  See?  Every little bit helps.  The news also confirms that Chloe Sevigny will play nymphomaniac patient Shelley, while James Cromwell will take the role of Dr. Arden, a figure of authority at the institution with a possible Nazi background.

The photos from the spread also seem to reveal that returning stars Evan Peters will portray a patient named Kit, Lily Rabe as fellow nun Sister Eunice, Sarah Paulson as what appears to be an investigative journalist, and Zachary Quinto as either a doctor, or potentially an orderly of the institution.  Additionally, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Jenna Dewan will portray "The Lovers" Leo and Teresa, the former of which seems to carry around a camera.  Finally, Joseph Fiennes appears from trailer screencaps to be portraying a priest of Sister Jude's order.

The article also reveals details of "Bloody Face," a new central menace in the vein of the first season's "Rubber Man."  This nightmarish figure however wears the skin of its victims on its face, and otherwise dresses in a black nightie and opera length gloves.  Says Falchuk of the new season's tone, "To me, last year was a family drama. This is our version of a workplace drama.”

But wait...aliens?  Says Ryan Murphy:

I don’t think people tune in to the show because they want My Dinner With Andre. I think they want to be scared. I’m just writing what I would like to see. I’m scared of aliens and I’m scared of Nazis and I’m scared of nuns. So it’s the perfect stew of horror and fear.

Make of it what you will, folks.  We're not touching that with a 10-foot probe.  Check out all the new photos of 'American Horror Story: Asylum' below, and tell us what you think in the comments!

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