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The 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' Trailer Looks Like Another 'Purge' Franchise Entry

By Jodi Smith | Industry | September 5, 2018 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | September 5, 2018 |


I will admit here and now that I have not finished a season of American Horror Story since the Asylum season. I tried to watch Coven and stopped at some point after the zombies attacked on Halloween (right?), but then I read the ending online. I’ve been intrigued by the idea of several of the seasons, but always give up when the filler and unneeded twists start to pile up like check marks on an insane to-do list. Now Ryan Murphy is delivering a partial culmination of previous characters and storylines with a new premise in Season 8: Apocalypse.

The newly released trailer offers a look at why the season is called Apocalypse, gives our first introduction to Sarah Paulson’s new character (of three she portrays this season), and dumps in Tate’s (Evan Peters) demon baby all groweds up. And that baby is definitely Damien 2.0 with those creepy contact lenses and Underworld-looking wardrobe.

Honestly? It looks like Sharknado: The Purge. Joan Collins is in a plane that’s crashing while Billy Eichner is yelling about being left in San Francisco before the Purge-esque images start to appear. Then Paulson shows up as Venable to welcome in survivors and go BDSM on them while enjoying every minute with Mrs. Meade (Kathy Bates). Then in come the witches, led by Paulson as well. (You can tell the characters apart by their hair!)

It looks exhausting and there hasn’t even been an episode released yet. I’m sure the fans who have stuck with Murphy and his crew this far will continue to do so, exploding with delight every time two characters from Murder House or Coven interact or a new detail is unveiled. Fair enough and I wish the fans joy, but I’ll probably catch up via spoilers on the internet.

Jodi Smith is the Associate Trade News Editor at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.

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