Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s (Nip/Tuck, Glee) American Horror Story debuts next week (October 5) on FX and you can now get a tease of the first episode via the five minute clip below.
“American Horror Story” revolves around the Harmons, a family of three who moved from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish. The cast features Dylan McDermott as Ben Harmon, a psychiatrist; Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon, Ben’s wife; Taissa Farmiga as Violet, the Harmon’s teenage daughter; Jessica Lange in her first-ever regular series TV role as Constance, the Harmon’s neighbor; Evan Peters plays Tate Langdon, one of Ben’s patients; and Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey. Guest stars for the series include Frances Conroy as the Harmon’s housekeeper; Alexandra Breckenridge as the Harmon’s housekeeper; and Jamie Brewer as Constance’s daughter.
The clip, which is set in 1978, doesn’t show any of the main cast. However, it does offer a good long look at the house at the center of the story. In the scene, two bratty young boys decide to explore the abandoned property — but as they begin to notice animal corpses and human heads pickled in jars, they realize they’re getting more than they bargained for.
I’m always in the mood for scary television and movies in October so I’ll watch. Plus, Monkey See calls it “a sex-filled gorefest,” and that certain plays to my pervy sensibilities.