First Look: Check Out American Horror Story: Coven's Sssssensational Posssster

Talk about your Parseltongue.

The poster for American Horror Story: Coven is the rare effort that actually tries and succeeds in evoking a mood while also being, well, provocative.

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The cast for the FX spookfest’s third chapter is heavy on the women — featuring the estimable likes of Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Basset and Sarah Paulson — so it makes sense that the poster is populated by a trio of witchy women.

As for their slithery friend… perhaps Freud said it best: Sometimes a snake is just a snake.

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What do you think of the Coven poster? (Click to zoom to full-size.)

American Horror Story Coven Poster