“1980s horror never looked so good.”

American Horror Story has unveiled a retro-inspired title sequence for the show’s upcoming ninth season, 1984, which will take inspiration from iconic slasher films such as Halloween, Sleepaway Camp and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

“I am so excited to share with you the new title sequence by our longtime collaborator Kyle Cooper and our new friend Corey Vega, who ignited this concept with an original “fan” cut he posted on Twitter,” wrote series creator Ryan Murphy on Instagram.

He continued: “I liked it so much, I decided to bring him on board to work together with Kyle as they evolved the concept into something major. Congratulations Corey! 1980s horror never looked so good.”

This season of the acclaimed horror anthology series is set at a summer camp called Camp Redwood. The campers will have to avoid horror movie tropes to survive the terror of a lunatic called Mr Jingles, who is on the loose from an asylum.

Gus Kenworthy is set to make his acting debut in 1984, and will be joined by previous AHS stars such as Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Cody Fern and Leslie Grossman, as well as newcomers Matthew Morrison, DeRon Horton, Zach Villa and Angelica Ross.

It will be the first season without Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson – who appeared as regulars in the first eight seasons – although the latter recently teased that she could “pop up” in some capacity. Read the full story here.

American Horror Story: 1984 premieres 27 September on Netflix – watch the new title sequence below.