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‘American Horror Story’ Season 8: Here’s Everything We Know Right Now

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‘American Horror Story’ Season 8: Here’s Everything We Know Right Now
The only thing Ryan Murphy is better at than storytelling is deceiving. Which makes figuring out the details of his latest projects a real, well, project.

While the producer is usually extremely cagey about what lies ahead for his and Brad Falchuk’s FX anthology series “American Horror Story,” he has recently started to drop a few details about the next installment.

Though everything with Murphy could be a fake out or a misdirect, here are the few things about Season 8 we are semi-positive are possibly true. Maybe.

Also Read: 'Ahs': Here's What Ryan Murphy's '18 Months From Today' Clue Tells Us About Season 8... We Think

1. It is set in the future — “18 months” from last week, to be exact

At a pre-Emmy voting “for your consideration” panel last Friday night in Los Angeles, Murphy told the audience the season was set “18 months from today,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. (Back in January he said it would be set 10 to 20 years in the future, but fine.) The statement was made on April 6, 2018. So if we’re taking Murphy literally (which we should probably never do, but what the heck) we’re looking at Oct. 6, 2019. Which means …

2. The theme is possibly nuclear war

Based on that clue, TheWrap has a theory about just how Murphy plans to haunt you in Season 8. Redditor Gato1980 figured out that Oct. 6, 2019 is the 58th anniversary of the day President John F. Kennedy gave a speech instructing Americans to build nuclear bomb shelters. So Murphy could be throwing his actors into a not-so-distant future that sees the USA either in the midst of, or going to, nuclear war. Which means …

Also Read: Joan Collins in Final Talks to Star on 'American Horror Story' Season 8

3. There is a solid chance it’s called “American Horror Story: Radioactive”

That nuclear war idea throws even more weight behind the much-buzzed about “Radioactive” label floating around the internet. And while Murphy himself won’t confirm one way or the other if that is in fact the title (and he’s been asked directly), 20th Century Fox did file a trademark application with the Uspto for “American Horror Story: Radioactive” on March 6. So, there’s that.

4. It includes the usual suspects

American Horror Story” darlings Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates (who took a year off after “Roanoke”) are all set to headline Season 8. Murphy has confirmed other familiar faces will include Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Adina Porter and Leslie Grossman.

5. And some newcomers

Joan Collins has been confirmed as another lead this season, marking her first trip into Murphy land. And the creator has said he’s “talking” to Angelica Houston, though a representative for the actress declined to comment on her involvement with the FX series when reached by TheWrap last week.

Also Read: Kathy Bates to Return for 'American Horror Story' Season 8

6. We already have a few character details

Collins will be playing Peters’ grandmother, while the actor will be taking on a much lighter role after portraying the deeply disturbed Kai in season 7’s “Cult.” “Your part this year is a comedic part,” Murphy said at the panel on Friday. “You are our comedic and you play a hairstylist.”

7. The anthology series is going back to its roots

Unlike the realistic (well, as realistic as Murphy ever gets) “Cult,” the next installment will be “heightened,” Murphy told the panel. “It’s not necessarily as real and grounded as the past season. We’re sort of getting back to ‘Asylum’ and ‘Coven.’ It’s that tone. That’s the tone of it,” Murphy said, referencing Seasons 2 and 3, respectively.

8. Our leads will take their turn behind the camera

Paulson and Peters will be directing episodes for the yet-to-be-titled season, the creator said at the pre-Emmy voting event.

9. Production should begin this summer

Murphy added that filming will commence around June 16.

10. But we can’t tell you when it’s coming out

FX has yet to set a premiere date for Season 8.

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Ryan Murphy Spills On American Horror Story Season 8 Timeline And Characters

At long last, we’re starting to form a clearer picture of what Ryan Murphy has in store for us with season 8 of his hit show, American Horror Story. It’s long been rumored that it’ll take place in a post-apocalyptic future and while that remains unconfirmed, the creator has revealed at a recent event in La that it’s set 18 months from today – so take from that what you will.

Furthermore, as we reported on earlier, Evan Peters will be returning (obviously) and among the new faces in the cast will be Joan Collins. Up until now, however, we didn’t know who she’d be playing, and while details on her role are still scarce, Murphy’s let slip that she’ll be the grandmother of Peters’ character, who’s a “comedic hair stylist.”

“The funny thing is, we shot Cult and it was very taxing on Evan,
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American Horror Story season 8 adds Joan Collins, Anjelica Huston also in talks

A couple of weeks ago Ryan Murphy confirmed that Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates are set to lead the cast of the upcoming eighth season of American Horror Story, and now the producer has revealed that Dynasty and The Royals star Joan Collins will be joining the anthology series.

Speaking at a pre-Emmy voting event in Los Angeles, Murphy announced that Evan Peters will be portraying a comedic hair stylist, with Joan Collins as his grandmother. Murphy also revealed that he’s also looking to add Anjelica Huston (The Grifters, The Addams Family) to the cast, and that “we’re talking”.

Murphy refused to confirm or deny whether the season will be using the title American Horror Story: Radioactive, but he did reveal that it will take place “18 months from today” and that “It’s not necessarily as real and grounded as the past season. We’re sort of getting back to Asylum,
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Ryan Murphy Says ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8 Will Return to ‘Tone’ of ‘Asylum’ and ‘Coven’

Ryan Murphy Says ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8 Will Return to ‘Tone’ of ‘Asylum’ and ‘Coven’
A mixture of Christmas and Halloween came early this year for “American Horror Story” fans, as co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy veered from tradition and announced plans for season eight.

During the final segment of an “American Horror Story: Cult” panel, Murphy shared with the audience and “Cult” cast members Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Adina Porter, and Leslie Grossman what they can expect from the next season of the FX series. He allowed each cast member and one fan from the Beverly Hills, Calif. audience to ask a yes or no question.

Before the questions began,
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American Horror Story Season 8 Will Take Place How Far Into the Future?

American Horror Story Season 8 Will Take Place How Far Into the Future?
American Horror Story Season 8 won’t be quite as futuristic as first thought.

Series co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed late Friday that the anthology’s next installment will be set “18 months from today,” our sister site Deadline reports. In addition, the franchise boss revealed that viewers can expect a more “heightened” season than Cult, more in line with previous chapters Asylum (Season 2) and Coven (Season 3).

Murphy also confirmed the first character details for Season 8. Returning cast member Evan Peters, who last season took on the role of cult leader Kai Anderson, will play a “comedic hairstylist.” The recently cast Joan Collins
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‘American Horror Story’ Season 8 spoilers: Evan Peters to play a ‘comedic’ hairstylist who’s the grandson of Joan Collins’ character

At Friday night’s Emmy Fyc event for FX’s “American Horror Story: Cult,” showrunner Ryan Murphy revealed several juicy spoilers about the mysterious eighth season, due out in the fall. “We start shooting Season 8 around June 16 this year and I haven’t talked at all about it, so we’re gonna play a game,” Murphy told cast members Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman and Cheyenne Jackson. Each Emmy-eligible performer got to ask a question about the upcoming season, and Murphy delivered big answers for the audience of TV academy members at the WGA Theatre.

See Joan Collins in ‘American Horror Story’ season 8: Working with Ryan Murphy could win her that elusive Emmy

Below, see all of the breaking “Ahs” Season 8 spoilers that fans are already drooling over:

*All six actors who attended Friday’s Q&A and screening of “Ahs: Cult” will be back next season,
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‘American Horror Story’: Which was the scariest season of ‘Ahs’? [Poll]

‘American Horror Story’: Which was the scariest season of ‘Ahs’? [Poll]
We just got word that season 8 of “American Horror Story” is in production and should debut on FX this fall. All we know about this eighth edition of this franchise is that it is set in the future and will star Oscar winner Kathy Bates, Emmy winner Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. The latter two have been with the show since it kicked off in 2011 while Bates appeared in seasons three through six.

Other commitments kept Bates from appearing in season seven, “American Horror Story: Cult,” which aired last fall and focused on the 2016 election. That is the one that TV academy voters will be considering this summer. The first six seasons of “Ahs” reaped 81 Emmy nominations and 15 wins, including one for Bates (“Coven”).

While awards are nice, the real measure of success for the series is the number of goosebumps it raised. After reading our recaps of the seven
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‘American Horror Story’ Season 8: Everything we know about futuristic installment starring Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters & Kathy Bates

‘American Horror Story’ Season 8: Everything we know about futuristic installment starring Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters & Kathy Bates
Excited for Season 8 of “American Horror Story”? So are we! While the upcoming cycle of Ryan Murphy‘s “AHS” is shrouded in mystery, some details have begun to emerge in recent weeks. Scroll down to see everything we know about “American Horror Story” Season 8, including who will star, what it’s about, when it will likely air and so much more.

Who? As of this writing three cast members have been announced as leading stars of Season 8: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates. Paulson and Peters have been with the show since the first season (“Murder House”) while Bates joined in the third cycle (“Coven”). Bates couldn’t appear in last year’s “Cult” because she was otherwise occupied on Netflix’s “Disjointed,” which has since been canceled. There’s no word yet on which other “AHS” mainstays will return for Season 8, but Murphy has hinted that one day Jessica Lange will return.
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Emmys 2018: ‘American Crime Story’ could become the first show since ‘Prime Suspect’ to repeat as Best Limited Series

This spring FX’s “American Crime Story” returned for its second season, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” which explores the murder of the famous fashion designer (played by Edgar Ramirez) by serial killer Andrew Cunanan (played by Darren Criss). It’s the early front-runner to win Best Limited Series based on the combined predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users who have entered their picks in our predictions center thus far. The first season of “Acs,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” also won top honors in 2016, so a victory for “Versace” would make this the first series since “Prime Suspect” to repeat as Best Limited Series.

Anthologies have had a TV revival in recent years. Ryan Murphy helped re-popularize the form with “American Horror Story,” which debuted in 2011. Since then we’ve seen other anthologies like “Fargo,” “American Crime” and “Black Mirror” earn acclaim and awards. But since that
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‘Empire of the Sharks’ DVD Review

Stars: John Savage, Jack Amstrong, Thandi Sebe, Ashley de Lange, Leandie du Randt, Tauriq Jenkins, Tapiwa Musvosvi, Camilla Waldman, Jonathan Pienaar, Joe Vaz, Sandi Schultz, Melodie Abad, Royston Stoffels, Philip Tan, Neels van Jaarsveld | Written and Directed by Mark Atkins

In the future, 98% of the Earth is covered by water and the only land is controlled by a warlord and his army of sharks. Humans are kept as food for the sharks until two friends risk their lives – one of whom is a “shark caller” with a supernatural ability to talk to sharks Fyi(!) – to rise against their captor and his legion of sharks.

Hold on, hold on… So we have a world covered in water. What water there is happens to be over run by sharks. And people live on floating islands, a la Waterworld, to survive. Errr, haven’t we seen this before? I think so! In fact,
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Horror-On-Sea 2018 Interview: John Williams talks ‘Crispy’s Curse’

Crispy’s Curse is new horror comedy from director John Williams, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Sunday 21st January. I got chance to ask John a few questions about why he decided to write it as horror comedy as a horror comedy, the curse on set during filming and creating a Christian Metal band.

What can we expect from the film?

A crazy insight into the world of paranormal investigators, a Christian heavy metal band and 2 small town detectives as they go in the search of a ghostly killer clown.

What was your inspiration for writing Crispy’s Curse and why did you decide to do a horror comedy?

I had always wanted to do a clown film, but it needed to be different. It’s more of a nod towards Cat in the Hat than it is to It. I have done two previous horror comedies,
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January 16th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Happy Death Day, Eye Of The Cat, Blade Runner 2049

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Welcome back for another week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, readers! January 16th features plenty of intriguing offerings, from cult classics to sequels of cult classics to even a few recent films as well. If you happened to miss Blade Runner 2049, Happy Death Day, or The Snowman in theaters, all three are making their way home this Tuesday. Severin Films has put together The Amicus Collection (which features Asylum, And Now The Screaming Starts and The Beast Must Die), and Scream Factory is giving Eye of the Cat the Blu-ray treatment as well.

Beyond Skyline is also coming to Blu on January 16th, and for all you Joe Dante fans out there, Shout Select has put together a Collector’s Edition release of Matinee that looks like it’s a must-have.

The Amicus Collection (Severin Films, Blu-ray)

Known as The Studio That Dripped Blood, the British film
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A Murder House Favorite Is Finally Coming Back to American Horror Story

The debut season of American Horror Story is a favorite of many fans for good reason. Though the show has taken many twists and turns in subsequent seasons, there's just something so mysterious and haunting about Murder House. Now, after several years, season one star Dylan McDermott might finally be coming back to the show. During a recent Q&A on Twitter, McDermott was asked when he would be make his grand return to American Horror Story. He simply replied, "In the near future." If true, this would mark McDermott's first appearance on the show since Asylum - which he was only briefly on as recurring character Johnny Morgan. In the near future... - Dylan McDermott (@DylanMcDermott) January 3, 2018 As per usual, Ryan Murphy has been pretty secretive about the upcoming eighth season of American Horror Story. The show's creator has yet to drop any major hints about the theme or cast; however,
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Director David Mackenzie Plots Course For The American Heartland With USA Network’s Damnation

An intelligent marketing campaign and button-pressing subject matter ensures that Sam Esmail’s Mr. Robot continues to one of the most buzzworthy shows lining USA Network’s slate, and that’s even factoring in the at times shaky sophomore season. But USA is cooking up several other exciting properties beyond the firewalls of Elliot Alderson’s shoddy abode.

Case in point: The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie has become attached to Damnation, a period drama rooted in the America heartland during the 1930s. The outlet goes on to reveal that Mackenzie has boarded the project to helm the show’s pilot episode, before switching gears to produce the remainder of the season. THR didn’t disclose how many installments USA Network has mapped out, but we’ll keep you posted as more news emerges.

Mackenzie, meanwhile, stands as a fine candidate to help get Damnation off the ground.
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Round-Up: Sharknado 3 Title & Release Date Revealed, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Casting Update, New Friday the 13th T-Shirt

David Hasselhoff and Bo Derek are braving the storm with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid in The Asylum and Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Featured in our latest round-up, the third installment in the tongue-in-cheek franchise has received a summer release date. We also have a casting update for the second season of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as a Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary T-shirt from Fright Rags.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!: The third Sharknado film will splash onto the Syfy channel on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:00pm Est:

Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) - New York – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday,
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Latest 2015 Awards Roundup: "Birdman" Triumphs with Cinematography, Sound Mixing and Editing Awards!

With one week before the Academy Awards, "Birdman" continues its triumphant march towards Oscar glory. Just this past weekend, the Alejandro González Iñárritu contender won the top awards at the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) awards, the 62nd Sound Editors' Golden Reel, and the 51st Cinema Audio Society. The film also took home the Best Contemporary Hair Styling award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild.

Will this transfer to Oscar glory?

Here's the complete list of winners from the Asc, Golden Reel, Cinema Audio Society, and Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylists Guild awards.

29th American Society of Cinematographers Winners

Feature Film: "Birdman"

Emmanuel Lubezki, Asc, AMC

Television Episodic: "Boardwalk Empire: Golden Days for Boys and Girls"

Jonathan Freeman, Asc

Television Movie/Miniseries/Pilot: "Manhattan" pilot

John Lindley, Asc

Spotlight Award: "Concrete Night" ("Betoniyo")

Peter Flinckenberg, Fsc

62nd Sound Editors' Golden Reel Winners

Feature Animation: .Big
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Best of 2014: Nicholas Bell’s Top 20 (Picks 20-11)

As seems to be the usual case, many of my top 2014 theatrical releases were actually 2013 titles I caught on the festival circuit (nearly half of them, actually), a trend that will probably continue throughout the tradition of year end best lists. Still, they’re gems that surfaced through hundreds of less than satisfactory or better than average titles. Though only about a century old, the notion of what defines cinema continues to grow and expand, albeit not on such as scale as many would hope. Established auteurs like David Fincher, Bong Joon-Ho, and even the continually infamous Roman Polanski may all have premiered works reflecting their particular preferred conventions (add rising voice Adam Wingard to their ranks), yet, in intelligent, playful, and arresting ways. Meanwhile, others continue to recycle similar themes, a harder feat when taking into consideration their own body of work, yet the Dardennes continue to surprise.

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Surviving Desire: The Cinema of David Mackenzie

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Hold me. Thrill me. Kiss me. Kill me. The films of David Mackenzie envision life as a never-ending whirlwind of experience, a cyclone of emotion constantly spinning out of control. These feelings are heightened and externalized through melodrama, yet they can also simmer under the surface like hidden secrets waiting to explode. While his exhausted characters never fit into one social class – pop stars, artisan chefs and thuggish bruisers all take center stage – each sees the world in a similarly warped way. They are confused by inadequacy, defined by repression, purposefully solitary, and bordering on self-destruction. But most importantly they are also eager to transcend this unhappiness, especially after finding inspiration in another equally tormented individual. One must simply desire the opportunity to grow, to live, to survive.

Mackenzie’s key battleground is the romantic relationship. Incited by knowing eye contact and waged through a sensual collision of skin,
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Interview: Director David Mackenzie on Brutal Reality of 'Starred Up'

"You need to experience the dynamite... to know that the dynamite can go off." Just last week we featured Starred Up as our latest Monthly Must See, an intense, brutal but incredible prison movie from English director David Mackenzie starring Jack O'Connell and Ben Mendelsohn. You may not recognize the name at first, but you should certainly recognize his films - David Mackenzie's filmography includes Young Adam, Asylum, Hallam Foe (or Mister Foe in the Us), Spread with Ashton Kutcher, the sci-fi Perfect Sense and the music film Tonight You're Mine, all before he went on to make Starred Up. Last week I sat down for a chat with David on the realism of the film and finding actor Jack O'Connell, who plays inmate Eric Love. As a big fan of Starred Up, I was anxious to get a chance to sit down with Mackenzie and drill him on
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Doing time with David Mackenzie by Anne-Katrin Titze

Starred Up director David Mackenzie on working with Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn and Rupert Friend: "All the actors were allowed to explore. They weren't being funneled. There was a creative heart." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

David Mackenzie's humane look at the tortured prison system in Tribeca Film's Starred Up stars Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn and Rupert Friend with a screenplay by prison system therapist Jonathan Asser. In New York, the morning before the opening of his film, the director and I discussed the spell of John Boorman's Point Blank, which stars Lee Marvin, making Perfect Sense, Patrick McGrath's Asylum, and Charles Laughton's The Night Of The Hunter with Robert Mitchum's knuckles exploring the meaning of love and hate.

Even before we see, we hear the prison. Sounds foreboding and leaden, metal gates slamming shut, steps with the weight of heavy hearts. The spirit of place is one of terror.
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