Hell hath no fury like Angela Bassett scorned. We learned that once in Waiting to Exhale when Bernadine tore apart her husband's closet, all the while ranting about his anal retentiveness ("Seven-thirty-two! The number of times we made love! I remember when that bastard told me he was counting. Right after 51!") or in The Jacksons: An American Dream when Katherine told Joseph she didn't want him anymore.
American Horror Story: Coven has been delivering a pretty steady flow of teasers leading up to next week's premiere. The latest is "Minotaur," which teases a neck, some shoulders, and two touching hands, one of which has two strange looking fingers. If you're rusty on your Greek mythology, a Minotaur is a mythical beast with the head of a bull and the body of a man.
Just as the story and cast of characters change for each new season of American Horror Story, so does the opening sequence. If there's a common thread, beyond the twisted, buzzy, drippy music, it's that the imagery all suggests that something bad is about to happen. Well, bad is a relative term, I suppose, as bad can translate to very entertaining in a horror context, which is what American Horror Story is all about.
"You girls need to learn to fight," Jessica Lange says in the new trailer for American Horror Story: Coven. "When witches don't fight, we burn." Finally, following teaser after creepy teaser we get some actual footage from the new season and it's exciting stuff! Previously announced spoilers included word that Lange plays the mother of Sarah Paulson's character Cordelia, who runs a small school for witches in New Orleans.
When the fall television season hits, and the promotional material starts coming out in droves, we generally get a bunch of episode clips and stills of characters staring into the camera sternly or comically. Only a few series out there manage to buck that trend, and FX’s American Horror Storyconsistently has some of the most interesting imagery out there.
Earlier today, we got a look at Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett in costume for their roles as rivals in American Horror Story: Coven, and now FX has offered up some dark and twisty new artwork and a teaser to go with it. The teaser is a little bit similar to the previous pins and needles video, except this one shows smaller pins moving out of the body and limbs of a breathing figure who's hunched over with their arms crossed in front of them.
As October inches closer, we're getting more and more looks at the upcoming third season of American Horror Story. Following up on the cast teaser for American Horror Story: Coven are two photos from the new season, one of which shows us Kathy Bates in her role as Madame Delphine DeLaurie, a woman who doesn't sound like she's nearly as sweet as Bates looks in that photo.
Led by Taissa Farmiga, Jamie Brewer and Gabourey Sidibe, this group of witches walks past a shirtless, unconscious bull-headed man and up to the front door of a mansion, opened by Sarah Paulson. Inside, there’s a deer or an elk standing with three witches on stilts that all unmask themselves, unveiling the faces of the core squad of baddies.
What's scarier, a mouth stuffed full of snake or being buried alive? The women featured in FX's promotional content for the upcoming season of American Horror Story don't seem to mind either, but that's one more indication that we're headed toward the season of the witch. The above teaser is the latest to arrive ahead of the anticipated American Horror Story: Coven, which arrives next month.
Following a series of darkly bizarre teasers comes a dark, creepy and kind of sexy new poster, which depicts three women with their faces close to one another. A white snake has slithered from one mouth to the next and is facing the viewer with its tongue out. What does it mean? I don't know but it makes me uncomfortable and I sort of can't stop looking at it. I guess that's part of the appeal of American Horror Story to begin with.
September is upon us, and with it comes the return of our favorite TV shows, as well as the premieres of many of the new series on deck to debut on network and cable TV. From the early starters, including Boardwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy and The Legend of Korra, to the October arrivals, including Grimm, American Horror Story: Coven and The Walking Dead and everything in between, we have plenty to look forward to this fall!
It looks like those witches are being burned at the stake in the latest teaser for American Horror Story: Coven, which deviates a bit from the house-related creepy antics we've seen in the previously released teasers for the returning series. And as an added bonus, you may have noticed that this "Stakes" teaser also happens to include the official premiere date for AHS: Coven, which is October 9.
American Horror Story has always been maddeningly vague and teasy with their pre-series promos, which hint at the dark and creepy that awaits when the series returns for a new season and a brand new story. They're torturous in their bizarreness and lack of direct clues to the plot of the new season. But the American Horror Story: Coven teasers take that torture a step further by ear-worming "House of the Rising Sun" into our brains with one slowly sung line.
Taissa Farmiga and Denis O'Hare aren't the only American Horror Story first-season stars making a comeback to the series for its third season. Alexandra Breckenridge, who played young-Moira in the series' first season is reportedly set to return for Season 3, American Horror Story: Coven, joining a host of new and returning cast members already locked into appear in the FX horror series this fall.
Emma Roberts is no stranger to horror. The 22-year-old actor, who began to make a name for herself with roles in Nancy Drew and Nickelodeon's Unfabulous, played a starring role in Scream 4. With Fox passing on the Delirium pilot, that leaves Roberts available to pursue other TV projects, and it looks like she's found one with a role in the anticipated third season of American Horror Story, subtitled Coven.