Mileage may vary as to which American Horror Story season proved the strongest, though we’ve at least grown accustomed to their yearly Halloween presence. That is, until series creator Ryan Murphy crafts his scariest move of all, potentially placing two separate fall and spring seasons of American Horror Story in 2016.
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American Horror Story: Hotel had nothing to show by its presence at Comic-Con 2015, but with filming in full swing, Season 5 is dripping an elevator’s worth of fresh blood. Not only do we have our first photos of the cast, but also fresh details on a “drillbit dildo” killer, connections to the first season, and much more.
FX bosses may have billed American Horror Story: Hotel as a light reinvention of the series, especially with Jessica Lange no longer front and center, but the return of Ryan Murphy’s famously psycho teasers feels perfectly familiar. There’s a guy with no eyes, and maybe even some Gaga in the latest two sneak peeks!
Considering its October premiere, American Horror Story: Hotel has kept fairly well under wraps, likely owing to the limited filming block available to new star Lady Gaga. Now, Gaga’s Hotel character has stepped out onto the streets in full fashion view, but what might it reveal about Season 5?
American Horror Story franchise vet Lily Rabe was among the last confirmed to return for Hotel, and wasn’t fully identified by the TCA panel’s recent rundown. Now, we’ve learned that not only will Rabe appear in the traditional two-part Horror Story Halloween arc, but she’ll do so as famed Monster killer Aileen Wuornos.
The fifth iteration of FX’s American Horror Story hasn’t yet filmed enough Hotel footage for a proper trailer, but Ryan Murphy and the expansive cast took to TCA with plenty of new details on the fall premiere. Not only do we know what each character will be, we’ve also learned that past Horror Story characters will check in over time. Plus, free poster!
Now that FX’s TCA presence has fully gotten underway (infecting us all with a third Strain), some of the fall’s most anticipated releases have their official premieres. Not only does the hotly-awaited Fargo have a Season 2 date to slide into the ‘70s, but so too will the American Horror Story: Hotel open for business alongside The Bastard Executioner.
Per E! Online, Criss has entered negotiations to guest in the Hotel Halloween installment as Silver Lake hipster Justin, who books a stay at the titular hotel with his girlfriend in hopes of escaping trick-or-treaters, only to end up on Kathy Bates’ bad side for demanding too much of room service. Bates’ character heads the establishment, and in turn offers “a Halloween trick they will never forget.”
Even after Comic-Con 2015, American Horror Story isn’t finished booking old favorites for its fifth season Hotel. Franchise veteran Lily Rabe is the latest to check in for a fall stay, albeit with a bit more blood than we’re used to, joining the Horror serial in a killer role.
Lady Gaga may not have been on hand to preview American Horror Story: Hotel from Comic-Con 2015, but said hand is apparently the first to check in. The fifth season of FX’s Ryan Murphy horror cycle has its first formal teaser, as Gaga takes her fashion sense to the Hotel front desk.