Everything You Need to Know About American Horror Story 10 Before Watching

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August 25, 2021

Chances are if you haven't watched American Horror Story, you've at least heard of it. However, if you haven't or you need a recap, American Horror Story is the anthology horror television show. Over the past 10 years, we've lived in the murder house, escaped the asylum, protected the coven, attended the hotel, dreamt the Roanoke nightmare, joined a cult, survived the apocalypse, and traveled back to 1984. And now, we're experiencing an AHS double feature.

Red Tide

The start of the first storyline airs tonight at 10pm EST on FX and will stream tomorrow on Hulu. Marking a decade of American Horror Story, this season begins with a family moving to a peculiar North Eastern town looking for a new start and new inspiration, seemingly paying homage to what started it all. In true American Horror Story fashion, soon after the family moves in, things take an unsettling turn. There are most definitely some Murder House vibes stemming from what we've seen of Red Tide, while still seeming to be a completely original take.

Red Tide was filmed in Cape Cod, and members of the Provincetown community have speculated this part of the season will center around local legend of the Black Flash. This folklore of a figure cloaked in black with large silver ears, glowing blue eyes, and the ability to jump like no human could; came to be around the autumn of 1939.

The police apparently chuckled after taking the [first] statement - But over the next week several more residents reported being scared to death when this tall, beastly banshee appeared out of no where right in front of them...

~The 'Black Fish'... The Legend Continues by Steve Desroches

Death Valley

The second storyline will begin about halfway through the season. The two parts of AHS Double Feature have described season 10 as "one by land... one by sea", judging by all that we know from part one, and images in the official trailer, Death Valley will be taking place in the desert.

This part of the season also leans more into science fiction than we've seen in years past with the presence of Aliens. However, this is not the first time Murphy has explored the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Fans will remember in season two, Asylum, the interactions between space beings and Kit Walker (Evan Peters), although we are unsure if the two will have any connection.

Aside from speculation, the majority of the plot for Death Valley remains a mystery. However, more information is expected as we lead up to this storyline!

Double Feature Cast

A few days ago, the official cast list for AHS 10 came out, and much to fans' excitement, we are seeing many anticipated returns. Fans were happy to hear that American Horror Story regulars, Sarah Paulson (Lana Winters, Cordelia Good, Sally, etc) and Evan Peters (Tate Langdon, Kyle Spencer, March, etc) are returning to the scene after sitting out of 1984!

Also returning this year is Lily Rabe, playing her first AHS main role. In years past, we've seen her as supporting characters, such as Misty Day, Sister Mary Unice, and of course, her debuting role of Nora Montgomery. Other returnees include Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Angelica Ross Finn Wittrock, as well as Frances Conroy. And of course, Billie Lourd, who we just saw dominate the screen in Episode 5, Ba'al of American Horror Stories, the new AHS anthology spinoff.

As of yet, we've heard no word of Jessica Lange returning for another season, but as always, fingers crossed for our fabulous Supreme!

New members to the American Horror Story Family include Macaulay Culkin and Ryan Kiera Armstrong. And others that are new to the series, but not to the AHS universe, such as Kaia Gerber who recently starred as Ruby in Rubber(wo)Man part one and two, and Game Over.

Final Take Aways

If you're like me, you are beyond excited to finally be getting more American Horror Story! So far, this newest season seems incredibly promising! I can't wait to see how the two storylines fit together.

As Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk keep getting more and more creatively twisted, and keep putting out complex and horrifying seasons, I will happily forever be an avid AHS Stan! New episodes of American Horror Story will premiere every Wednesday at 10PM EST/7PM PST on FX and stream the following day on Hulu. Wednesday... that reminds me, always remember:

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