FX is trying to keep audiences on their toes by releasing several, red herring promo videos before “American Horror Story” airs its anticipated premiere this fall. But with each chilling teaser released, fans of the spooky anthology take another bloody step closer to discovering the theme of Season 6, which will be unveiled on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Fans can notice that each “AHS” trailer is unique from the setting of the teaser to the characters. But we’ve theorized that while each promo video may be quite different from one another, they all have one thing in common: a connection.
Each teaser seems to be correlated to a previous season of the long-running anthology. But could their diverse nature also be what ties them to the mysterious Season 6 storyline of “AHS”? Perhaps each season will tie into the upcoming installment of the freaky drama … after all, Ryan Murphy, co-creator of “AHS,” confirmed in 2014 that all the series are connected.
“We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected,” he dished to Entertainment Weekly prior to the premiere of Season 4’s “Freak Show.” “They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re not telling you how the different worlds are intertwined.”
So, which teaser correlates with which season? Well, we broke it down for you:
Season 1, “Murder House”
“Descent” — Audiences watch as a young woman flees down a flight of stairs toward a dark basement while hands attempt to grab at her ankle. The video has an eerie similarity to that of “Murder House” where the Infantata (Benjamin Woolf) would kill his victims in the basement of the haunted home to quench his thirst for blood.
Season 2, “Asylum”
“Camp Sight” — In the teaser, viewers see a slumbering camper being lifted toward the sky by what appears to be the light of a space craft above. The outdoorsman’s body is then snapped in half before continuing its levitation. In Season 2, “Asylum” introduced aliens to viewers — other worldly creatures that kidnapped characters and turned them into brainy scholars.
“Wind Chime” — In this particular trailer, a woman who appears to be a nurse cuts down a wind chime made of teeth. Perhaps this teaser is an ode to “Aslyum” — and installment where patients of the mental hospital were abused and dismembered by the staff.
“Post Op” — Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) performed horrific surgeries on his patients while acting as the physician and administrator at Briarcliff Manor. Stapling a man’s head sounds like it would be something right up Arden’s ever so disturbing alley.
Season 3, “Coven”
“The Shadow” — The girls of Miss Robichaux’s Academy were no strangers to coming face-to-face with creepy things that go bump in the night. This creepy promo correlates with the storyline of “Coven” and how the witches battled the supernatural.
Season 4, “Freak Show”
“The Mist” — Audiences were introduced to humans with wild abilities and deformities in Season 4. Could the creature crawling on the train tracks be a carnie? Or perhaps the terrifying beings with glowing eyes could be one of the raspers created by the barbaric Dr. Arden in “Asylum”?
“Sunset Stroll”— A family of three appear just as the sun is about to set in this “AHS” Season 6 teaser. Could the family represent the groups of outcasts that made their way to Elsa’s (Jessica Lange) freak show for work?
Season 5, “Hotel”
“Lullaby” — In Season 5, viewers were introduced to the Countess’ son Bartholomew, a deformed and immortal infant. It’s possible that the monster baby who reaches for the deadly mobile in the Season 6 trailer could be Bartholomew.
“Blind Date” — This teaser pays homage to old Hollywood and the movie industry as a damsel in distress seeks help after being dragged into water by a green creature. The blond woman starring in the trailer looks oddly like the Countess — a character that dreamed of making it in Hollywood before falling in love with a famous actor and his wife.
“Milli Crossing” — Viewers watch as a millipede crawls down the middle part of a character that resembles the Countess (Lady Gaga). This trailer could possibly be hinting that the Countess, who was killed and beheaded by John (Wes Bentley) in Season 5, may come back to haunt viewers in Season 6.
How do you think each trailer correlates to a previous season of “American Horror Story”? And how do you believe they connect to Season 6, which will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 12? Sound off in the comments section below.