Fall TV Preview

American Horror Story Is Coming: Check Out the Freaky Poster, Watch the Creepy Promo

FX has unveiled the first real promo and official poster for American Horror Story, its new drama from Nip/Tuck creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck. While the video is palpably creepy, believe me when I say that it barely scratches the surface when it comes to how atmospheric/borderline disturbing this chiller-thriller portends to be.

FX’s American Horror Story Will ‘Transcend’ Viewers’ Perception of Horror

In the 30-second teaser, “Family Portrait,” you’ll glimpse two girls (who are actually one) and two maids (who in a very different way are actually one), plus series leads Dylan McDermott (The Practice), Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), and their on-screen daughter, played by Taissa Farmiga. You’ll also spy Oscar winner Jessica Lange not caring that True Blood‘s Denis O’Hare is stepping into a lit fireplace, but that’s a whole other horror story to be told. And the dark figure pawing at Connie? You don’t wanna know.

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Press PLAY to get a feel for what FX’s Horror Story has in store when it bows Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 10/9c, and scroll down further to check out the first poster.