With its official season premiere in a matter of days, the opening title sequence for American Horror Story: 1984 has been shared online, and it’s a blood-spattered take on 80s aerobics videos and clips of former president Ronald Reagan.
The show’s creator Ryan Murphy shared the title sequence, which features a synth-pop soundtrack, on his Instagram account this weekend, saying: “I am so excited to share with you the new AMERICAN HORROR STORY 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 after the 1984 season was announced. 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’s teen slasher-inspired show takes us to summer camp, where a killer called Mr Jingles has escaped from the nearby asylum. As revealed in last month’s trailer, the camp is also, coincidentally, the “site of the worst summer massacre of all time”, so expect some serious Friday the 13th vibes.
Joining the cast this season is Emma Roberts, who will be playing a leading role. Unfortunately, Evan Peters will not feature this season but other cast regulars – Billie Lourd, John Carroll Lynch, Leslie Grossman, and Cody Fern – are set to return.
American Horror Story: 1984 premieres in the US and UK September 18. Watch the opening sequence below.