“American Horror Story” is not stopping with its chilling teaser videos. Fresh on the heels of the official promo poster for season 3, “Coven,” a fifth video, was released on the FX miniseries' YouTube page Thursday.
The caption of the “Coffin” promo, which was posted on “American Horror Story’s” social media platform, teases, “What secrets do we keep that you thought were asleep?”
As in the second video, “Pins and Needles,” and the fourth, “Stakes,” the latest teaser features a rendition of Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson’s “Winter Song.” At 21 seconds. “Coffin” starts off silent with the occasional sound of something scratching or heavy breathing. The camera pans to a woman lying down in a box with dark vein marks running down her face and neck. Eyes closed, the woman brushes her hair behind her ears before moving her hands across her chest in a corpse-like position. As the camera zooms out, the video shows that the woman is actually in a coffin buried underground.
As mentioned before, “Coffin” is the fifth teaser promo to be released for “American Horror Story: Coven.” The new season is set to be about Salem witches vs. voodoo witches, and the promos have been teasing impending horror.
The first video, “Detention,” showed eight girls levitating and facing a white wall while a chilling voice sang the line “There is a house in New Orleans,” from the song “House of the Rising Sun.” Video two, “Pins and Needles,” featured one woman sitting on her knees with three large pins sticking out of her. In the clip she sits still while a version of "Winter Song" plays until she snaps and heads for the camera. The third promo released, “Staircase,” mirrored the first video and displayed a girl levitating upside down over a staircase while the same line from “House of the Rising Sun” was sung. The fourth video, “Stakes,” was released at the end of August and featured three women appearing to be burning at the stake. A closer look revealed that instead of being tied to the burning stakes that were actually levitating.
“American Horror Story: Coven” premieres on FX on Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. EDT.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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