Season 9 of American Horror Story (AHS) created by Ryan Murphy brings back the 80’s slasher films era. A perfect way to kick off this year’s “spooky season.” AHS: 1984 follows the Camp Crystal Lake theme from Friday the 13th.
This season focuses on a group of young adults in Los Angeles heading into the newly reopened Camp Redwood in escape of the summer heat as camp counselors. After being warned that reopening Camp Redwood is a mistake, the gang still heads for the woods, as any 80’s slasher film cast would.
AHS: 1984 is continuing to slowly tie in seasons together, such as season 5, AHS: Hotel. Although it may not be the last season, the main actors Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, who have been in the past 8 seasons, are not a part of this season. The two actors, along with Jessica Lange, have been in past American Horror Story seasons, so why take a break now?
Besides leaving out important actors, the season has all the characteristics of a slasher 80’s film, which is why this season has grabbed my attention: The wise camp administrator who lived the gory camp’s past (Leslie Grossman), the goody-two shoes who will most likely be the only one to survive (Emma Roberts), the douche-bag jock (Gus Kenworthy), and the killer terrorizing the camp because of their trauma.
Most series have recurring themes and start to get predictable quick, but AHS has never failed me on terms of what is going to happen next, which is why I have tuned in every fall for the past 8 years. If you love horror, suspense, and comedy all in one, AHS is definitely the show for you.
You can watch American Horror Story: 1984 at 10/9c on FX.