After ending the world in its apocalyptic eighth season, American Horror Story will pay tribute to slasher movies in its ninth season, titled 1984, and co-creator Ryan Murphy has now revealed the first look at this season's cast in a new ’80s-esque video set to Dan Hartman's "I Can Dream About You."

Dressed in vibrant ’80s attire, you can watch the five-part "camera test" for American Horror Story: 1984 below (via Ryan Murphy's Instagram), featuring this season's core cast of Matthew Morrison, Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman, Gus Kenworthy, and Angelica Ross. American Horror Story regulars Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are not expected to appear in this season.

In addition to rad ’80s clothing, the new promo video for American Horror Story: 1984 features a summer camp bunkhouse and an ominous look at what could be this seasons slasher-styled killer.

Ryan Murphy previously announced the ninth season's title in an Instagram video (also see below) featuring a woman fleeing from a masked assailant with a very big knife. The aesthetics and wooded setting for the video feature a definite Friday the 13th flavor, hearkening back to slasher movies of the ’80s. Even the font style for this season's title replicates the lettering from blood-soaked slashers made in the era when Jason, Freddy, and Michael reigned supreme.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on American Horror Story: 1984 leading up to its premiere on Wednesday, September 18th at 10:00pm EST on FX.


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