There is only one thing that “American Horror Story” fans are certain about when it comes to the Season 6 theme — it’s going to be spooky.
FX CEO John Landgraf revealed earlier this month that only one of the trailers released so far is “accurate” in regards to the theme. The reason is that series creator Ryan Murphy wants to keep it a secret.
“One of them is accurate,” Landgraf explained. “The others are all misdirects, so we’re just having fun with it, and we just thought that would be a nice change. After five years of doing it one way, we thought we’d do it a different way.”
Murphy teamed up with Stephanie Gibbons, the head of marketing at FX, to bring the idea to life. And so far, fans have loved it! Devoted followers of the series are taking to multiple social media platforms to share their theories and speculation. One of those theories is that the teaser trailers are based off of classic horror films. Check out the evidence below:
“What’s Cooking” Promo Video
This promo video definitely has a strong “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” vibe due to the sound of the chainsaw. The title could also be a hint, as the 1974 film introduced the Sawyer family as cannibals.
“Sunset Stroll” Promo Video
The “Sunset Stroll” video is very eerie, and multiple fans have compared it to the horror flick “The Hills Have Eyes.” The original 1977 movie was just about a group of savages who killed people who crossed their path in the desert, but the 2006 reboot reintroduced them as mutants who live near an old nuclear testing site. With the glowing yellow eyes, the people in the trailer could certainly be affected by some sort of radiation.
“Lullaby” Promo Video
Viewers who watched Season 5 of “American Horror Story” are reminded of the Countess’ (Lady Gaga) child, Bartholomew, in this trailer. It could also be a tribute to the 1968 film “Rosemary’s Baby.”
“The Shadow” Promo Video
“The Shadow” teaser video looks very similar to that of the 1922 vampire movie, “Nosferatu.” The classic film features a scene of the monster’s shadow — with almost the same sharp claws — climbing a staircase.
“The Harvest” Promo Video
“Children of the Corn,” the 1984 film based on Stephen King’s short story, doesn’t actually include cornhusk monsters, but victims are crucified on cornhusk crosses. “The Harvest” trailer definitely gives off the same vibe.
“The Visitors” Promo Video
It’s easy to compare “The Visitors” teaser to the 2002 sci-fi thriller “Signs.” The movie was about an alien attack that happened after crop circles mysteriously showed up on a Pennsylvania farm.