American Horror Story season 8 looks like it’s going to be scarier than ever before.
Every year, Ryan Murphy’s hit anthology horror series presents us with a different nightmarish vision, each one more terrifying than the last – so far we’ve had an asylum, a witches coven, a freak show and a murderous cult among others.
But now, the show’s taking us on one of its most ambitious journeys yet: The end of the mother-tucking world.
A newly-released teaser video gives us our first look at what we can expect from the upcoming eighth season, which is sub-titled Apocalypse, and while it’s mostly vague hints and symbolism, it succeeds in its main goal of scaring the pants off us.
As well as hinting at anti-christ baby Michael Langdon, who we met at the end of season one (Murder House), the horrifying clip features visions of religious rapture and nuclear destruction, suggesting the apocalypse could be the result of both.
Watch the teaser below.
It was recently revealed that fan favourite Jessica Lange, who made her last appearance on the show in season four (Freak Show), will be making her long-overdue comeback for Apocalypse as Constance Langdon, in an episode directed by Sarah Paulson.
Show creator Ryan Murphy has already confirmed that Apocalypse will be the much-rumoured crossover between season one (Murder House) and season three (Coven), so it makes sense for Jessica to return as Constance, who was last seen looking after anti-christ child Michael.
We also know some previously confirmed details about other cast members who’ll be returning, including series regulars Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates, as well as Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter and Leslie Grossman.
They’ll be joined by Hollywood legend Joan Collins, who will make her American Horror Story debut as the “glamorous” grandmother to Evan’s character, who’s been described as a ‘comedic hair stylist’.
Jeffrey Bowyer Chapman (UnReal) and Kyle Allen (The Path) have also been cast as guest stars.
Meanwhile, Emma Roberts will step back into her iconic role of Hollywood star Madison Montgomery, who made her first debut appearance in Coven, in which she battled to become the next Supreme in a coven full of fellow teenage witches.