'American Horror Story: 1984' is Ryan Murphy's tribute to classic slasher horror movies like 'Scream' and 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

Packed with all the blood and gore that both the 'Scream' franchise and 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' movies brag of, AHS: 1984 will be just the right amount of twisted horror.

'American Horror Story: 1984' is Ryan Murphy's tribute to classic slasher horror movies like 'Scream' and 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'
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The official, and (expectedly) final full-length trailer of the upcoming ninth season of 'American Horror Story' dropped just a little while ago and by the looks of it, this installment of Ryan Muphy's anthology horror, titled 'American Horror Story: 1984' is a tribute to two of the biggest pillars of the slasher horror genre, the 'Scream' franchise, and 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'.



 

The trailer makes it obvious that Emma Roberts is the central character in this seasons tale of horror, but her story isn't exactly something that we haven't seen before. Roberts' character is the stereotypical damsel in distress, suffering from intense post-traumatic stress disorder after being attacked within the comforts of her own home. And that brings direct memories of Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott from the 1996 horror 'Scream'. Sidney was attacked by a masked murderer within her own house, following which she was forced to leave town as the trauma was too intense, thus sparking off a four-part franchise, where each film would focus on Sidney returning to town and facing the same horrors of her past.

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Incidentally enough, in the fourth and final part of the saga, Roberts plays the role of Jill, who is Sidney's cousin and ultimately revealed as the villain who had forged the Ghostface killer's legacy to terrorize Sidney when she returns to the town of Woodsboro. Paying homage to the story that led to a four-part thriller and also inspired a Netflix series of the same name, Murphy's AHS: 1984 will show Roberts as the traumatized victim, who goes to a camp with her friends, and thus begins the classic slasher horror story of a masked murderer with an ax, going around killing people for a yet unknown reason.

But speaking of camping trips and masked murderers, the one classic that will ring a bell in the minds of even the bleakest enthusiasts of the genre, is the infamous villain from the 70s horror 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'. While Leatherface went around using his chainsaw killing innocent people out to enjoy a little campsite thrill, in AHS: 1984, our murderer is an ax yielder, with a slightly different mask, but the same malicious intent and relentless horrifying tactics. Packed with all the blood and gore that both the 'Scream' franchise and 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' movies brag of, and also the kind that goes hand in hand with  all the previous seasons of 'American Horror Story', AHS: 1984 will be just the right amount of twisted horror mixed with signature traits of the genre's classics to give you the rich experience of a horror well done!

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'American Horror Story: 1984' premieres this September 18 at 9 p.m. only on FX.

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