American Horror Story Apocalypse Is Off to a Nuclear Start


Kailyn Licari, Staff Writer

Everyone’s cult favorite, American Horror Story, is back on television with its now 8th season: Apocalypse. And don’t worry ladies, Evan Peters is back. AHS has been running since 2011 and doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. It’s an anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy. The series tends to takes a lot of inspiration from real life serial killers and unsettling events (such as the disappearance of the Roanoke colony in the 6th season Roanoke).  Every season is unique with different themes. With the past two seasons, the themes have been based on more current fears such as the clown scare in 2017 with Cult and now nuclear warfare with Apocalypse. This season takes place during the aftermath of a nuclear bombing that decimated the world, where only the rich and elite have survived in underground bases called outposts. The main story as of now is about an outpost run by a sadistic group that implements traditional outdated rules and ideologies with cruel and horrible punishments for those who don’t conform to them.

The most exciting aspect, especially for old fans, is that there will be a crossover between the two most loved seasons, Murder House and Coven, in Apocalypse. This means the return of the coven witches and even Stevie Nicks who plays herself. Constance Langdon, Tate Langdon, Michael Langdon, and the Harmon family from Murder House are said to be returning as well. Three actors are going to have to juggle double roles this season. Sarah Paulson will be playing her Coven role of Cordelia Goode and her new character Wilhelmina Venable, head of the outpost. Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters will revive their Murder House characters of Violet Harmon and Tate Langdon. Taissa will also be playing Zoe Benson from Coven and Evan Peters will be playing a new character named Mr. Gallant, a hairdresser.

For those who may have never seen AHS before, this season can still be watched without seeing previous seasons, though it’s highly recommended to watch Murder House and Coven. Any of AHS seasons can be watched at any order if desired as each season is its own story. Seasons 1-6 can be found on Netflix while season 8 can be watched on FX (either on cable or with the FX app), with new episodes every Wednesday.