What Is the Season 10 Theme for ‘American Horror Story Double Feature?
Season 10 of American Horror Story premieres in August on FX, but the new season may vary from what fans have seen in previous seasons such as 1984, Apocalypse, and others.
Unlike past seasons, which recounted a single narrative across a dozen or so episodes, this new series will be divided into two halves, thus the term Double Feature.
Those two tales have been given titles as well.
Red Tide is the first, while Death Valley is the second. Meanwhile, the show’s posters include a combination of aliens and sea creatures, which may offer fans an indication of what to anticipate in Season 10 of AHS.
Explained: American Horror Story Season 10’s Theme
Aliens and sea monsters, roughly speaking, the two sides of American Horror Story: Double Feature, but this is AHS, there’s more to it than that.
Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator, was the first to tease the next series’ subject. He published a teaser clip earlier this year “One season, two terrifying tales One is by the water, while the other is by the sand.”
Provincetown, Massachusetts was the site of the video. This is also a hint for Red Tide, a contemporary tale about something odd happening in a seaside village.
While Red Tide is a contemporary tale, Death Valley seems to be set during the heyday of UFO sightings. President Eisenhower, who was president when the United States Air Force acquired Area 51 in 1955, is played by Neal McDonough in the second half of Season 10.
We’re not sure what the monsters terrorizing Provincetown are in Red Tide. Some believe they are vampires because of their similarity to historical vampires like Nosferatu, while others believe they are sirens because of the advertising campaign’s beach theme.
“Monsters with keen fangs,” says Red Tide star Finn Wittrock in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
This piece, on the other side, gives us a preview of what to anticipate in the first half. It reveals that Wittrock’s character is a writer suffering from writer’s block who relocates his family to Provincetown (with a pregnant wife portrayed by Lily Rabe).
“The location is supposed to give inhabitants the inspiration they sorely seek, but this inspiration comes at a cost,” the show’s description reveals.
The first half, according to Wittrock, was less complex than previous seasons’ flashbacks and various viewpoints. “There are monsters on the outside and monsters on the inside. Which one is the most terrifying? “He made fun of her. “It’s an excellent question.”
Since the end of 1984, Murphy has been previewing the two main themes of this season. “I have two concepts that I’m going back and forth with, so I don’t know which one is going to win,” he told Hollywood Life at the time.
He seems to have chosen to do both.
Season 10 of American Horror Story airs on FX on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET and on Hulu on Thursdays.