American Horror Story 1984 Fan Theory Could Reveal The Real Theme Of Season Nine
I'm speaking straight to Stranger Things viewers. American Horror Storyis another popular series that is going back in time, with its latest season "AHS: 1984" starting on Wednesday, September 18th.
American Horror Story originally appeared on our screens in 2011 and has since amassed a significant cult following. We are now eight years later, excitedly awaiting the premiere of its ninth season.
When unveiling the new series, show producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk indicated that the title, "1984", will pay respect to the era.
Even from the season poster, we can tell it's going to be a tribute to 1980s violent slasher films like Friday the 13th (1984), Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and Halloween (1981).
Typically, TV show viewers enjoy concocting hypotheses about what will happen next in a new season, and over the years, theories about AHS have been pouring in thick and fast, but just one has been teased by show creator Ryan Murphy.
In 2017, Red Herry, a Reddit user, proposed that each AHS season corresponds with a distinct type of sin portrayed in Dante's Inferno's nine circles of Hell. Each circle in the epic poem is connected with a distinct type of sin, and the suggestion is that each season is also defined by one of these crimes. For example, Asylum is 'Fraud' and Coven is 'Treachery'.
The concept impressed even Murphy.
As the new season approaches, curiosity regarding which of the remaining circles corresponds to Apocalypse and 1984 is rife.
Fans speculate, in the absence of further comments from Murphy on his prior disclosure, that Apocalypse represents 'violence,' given that the world truly ended, and that season 9 will represent 'desire,' which is supported by two recent teasers that appear to depict teen sexprominently.
The first trailer shows a scantily clad female being murdered at Camp Redwood, while the second teaser shows a young man who is left alone in peril while his buddies flee for privacy.
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With its inspired slasher films including a lot of teen sex scenes, it appears that 'desire' will play a rather important role in the new season.
While the victorious virgin stereotype appears in the teasers, we can only hope that the new season incorporates the stereotypical character tropes to some level while adding a modern twist.
Of course, the past seasons following the sinsfrom Dante's Inferno could just be a coincidence, but hey, it's fun to guess.
American Horror Story: 1984 begins in the United States on Wednesday, September 18 at 10 p.m. ET, and in the United Kingdom on FOX and NOW TV. Seasons 1-6 are accessible on Netflix, while season 7 is available on Amazon Prime Video.