‘American Horror Story: 1984’ title sequence is a bloody ’80s fever dream
American Horror Story: 1984 is gearing up to release in less than a week, and creator Ryan Murphy has finally unveiled the ‘80s-inspired title sequence that was in collaboration with a fan.
The sequence reminds us of the latest season of Netflix’s Stranger Things with all its throwback neon, fashion and cars.
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It features shots of cassette tapes, exercise videos and even a clip of Ronald Regan. However, it wouldn’t be AHS if the entire thing wasn’t totally slasher-inspired and covered in blood as well.
Murphy revealed that the sequence was inspired by an original “fan" cut a viewer named Corey Vega posted on Twitter shortly after the season was announced.
“I liked it so much, I decided to bring him on board to work together with Kyle as they evolved the concept into something major. Congratulations Corey! 1980s horror never looked so good,” Murphy wrote in the caption of an Instagram post.You can see Vega’s original below.
You can undoubtedly see Vega’s influence in the official sequence that is both mesmerizing and a bit unsettling. You can see it for yourself below.
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I am so excited to share with you the new AMERICAN HORROR STORY title sequence by our longtime collaborator Kyle Cooper and our new friend Corey Vega, who ignited this concept with an original “fan" cut he posted on Twitter after the 1984 season was announced. I liked it so much, I decided to bring him on board to work together with Kyle as they evolved the concept into something major. Congratulations Corey! 1980s horror never looked so good. @broadway1228
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The sequence isn’t the only new content from the show that’s given us serious ‘80s slasher vibes. A few weeks ago, American Horror Story: 1984 dropped its first full trailer with a gory introduction to our killer, Mr. Jingles.
It appears the next season of American Horror Story involves one named Mr. Jingles, who has escaped from a psychiatric facility.
The trailer also brings the reveal of Mitch Pileggi (Shocker, The X-Files) in the ninth season!
Check out the official trailer below!
According to TV Time, the first episode of the season will be titled “Camp Redwood” with episode two titled as “Mr. Jingles.”
In February, creator Ryan Murphy revealed Emma Roberts would be returning and athlete Gus Kenworthy was confirmed as her boyfriend. The latter caused backlash over the creator’s alleged lack of diversity in casting and Kenworthy’s slim acting resume.
In addition to Roberts and Kenworthy, several other American Horror Story favorites are set to return. Cody Fern is back after working with Murphy on American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Apocolypse.
Billie Lourd, who worked with Murphy on Scream Queens, Cult and Apocolypse, appeared in the first teaser as well as Cult and Apocolypse star Leslie Grossman. Glee actor Matthew Morrison, Pose star Angelica Ross, DeRon Horton and Zach Villa were also spotlighted.
To fans’ disappointment, series mainstays Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson will not be starring in the upcoming season. However, it’s been teased that it might not be the end for them in the franchise, with Paulson even teasing a season nine cameo.
American Horror Story: 1984 will debut Sept. 18 on FX.
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