Ask my friends the one thing I’m not a fan of, and they’ll answer frogs. (Number one fear, over here!) But ask them for the other one thing and they’ll be quick to tell you that I’m no fan of scary. I don’t like the dark, I don’t like crumbling buildings and if something jumps out at me I will scream like a 3-year-old.
But, that doesn’t stop me from absolutely loving American Horror Story, the adult brain-child of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. (Glee? Psh.) I am more than happy to hide under a blanket and lose sleep for a week when it comes to this show. And I’m taking inventory of everything that’s got me pumped for the new season since I have to wait until Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. for it’s premiere on FX.
1. The insane preview videos.
If you’re a fan of American Horror Story on Facebook, you probably haven’t missed out on the insanely creepy 15-second preview videos that have been popping up. With weird nuns-slash-nurses in all black or all white and body parts being dumped from metal buckets in the middle of the woods, Season 2 is sure to offer some grotesquely mind-bending twists and turns.
2. New season, new story.
Season 2 of American Horror Story will take viewers back in time to the 1960s inside an insane asylum run by the Catholic Church. There will be talk of Nazis, sinful love affairs and aliens. Yes, aliens. But don’t expect all the crazy to take away from the scary. If I had my guess, I’d bet that this season is going to be so much better than a silly haunted house.
3. The return of old favorites.
Favorites Jessica Lange and Evan Peters, among others, are returning to the show but leaving behind their old characters in favor of new (and probably just as terrifying) personalities. Lange is taking over the role of Sister Jude, the head of the asylum with some dark skeletons hidden in her closest while Peters plays Kit, an inmate who believes his wife was abducted by aliens. That poor man. Other returning cast members include Zachary Quinto, a psychiatrist, and Lily Rabe, the second-in-command to Lange’s Jude.
4. Adam Levine.
Yes, I am that shallow. The Maroon 5 singer will join the cast this year as Leo, one half of a newlywed couple (the other half is played by Jenna Dewan Tatum) who visits the modern day asylum for a little bit of haunted fun, and ends up attracting the attention of AHS‘s newest Big
Bad. Just please, don’t hurt the abs!
5. A man named Bloody Face.
I was freaked out by Rubber Man last season, but with this season’s Big Bad being none other than a serial killer called Bloody Face I’m thinking that a guy in a rubber suit is going to look like child’s play. Bloody Face dons a black nightie and opera-length gloves. Oh, and a mask made of his victims’ flesh. Someone please call this guy in for a medical evaluation and a serious dose of happy pills.