Ryan Murphy is back to doing what he does best: scaring us.
Fresh off the September debut of Ratched—the Sarah Paulson-led drama inspired by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest—Murphy has taken to social media to tease what's in store for the future of American Horror Story. The answer? A completely separate spinoff that already sounds like it'll live up to some of the best AHS seasons (Murder House and Coven are honestly untouchable).
In a new poster, Murphy confirmed that the spinoff to his beloved anthology series is called American Horror Stories. Unlike the original franchise, each episode of Stories will spotlight an entirely new tale.
"It's the AHS spinoff," Murphy wrote. "We are doing 16 one hour stand alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore...many of these episodes will feature AHS stars you know and love. More to follow."
The terrifying new poster for it features a faceless woman in latex with a heart-shaped blood stain dripping from her lips. Her portrait looks like a cracked egg with a spider web woven inside. Weird, and very Murphy.
Earlier this week, Murphy also shared a poster for season 10 of AHS, which has so far been promoted with imagery of super-sharp, scary teeth. Back in August, Murphy noted that production for season 10 would begin in October—and that yes, the teeth are a clue for the theme.
The season 10 cast was confirmed in February and includes Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin plus Paulson, Lily Rabe, Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Angelica Ross and Finn Wittrock.
Is it too soon to count down to Halloween again?