Last night was the premiere of American Horror Story: 1984. As you may have seen from the teasers and trailers, the newest season is a tribute to the classic 1980s horror slasher films. It has been heavily influenced by films like Halloween and Friday the 13th. The season premiere was chock full of surprises.
Here are some of the highlights of the season 9 premiere:
AHS: 1984 Intro
This season starts in 1970 where a group of campers are having fun at night. It isn’t until later on that a mysterious man enters the cabin where he goes on a killing spree.
After watching the mysterious killer take out his victims, we are first treated to the colorful 80s intro theme. The typical AHS theme song had a new wave remix playing throughout. Neon lighting, Ronald Reagan, and even the number ’84 flashed throughout the introduction.
Camp Redwood Counselors
The next scene after the intro takes place Xavier’s aerobics class in Los Angeles. Brooke, Montana, Chet and other join Xavier’s class for some fitness. After class, Xavier mentions to some of his classmates that he will be a counselor at Camp Redwood. He invites some of the crew to come along. Everyone, except Brooke, are already interested in the idea.
Later on, Brooke come face to face with a robber who takes her jewelry. He even threatens to find her again in the near future.
By the next morning, all of the camp counselors make their way to Camp Redwood. Brooke joins the gang along for the ride. On their way, they stop by a gas station to fill up for gas. They meet a creepy gas station attendant who tells them to go the other way.
But that wasn’t the only danger they face on the road. Xavier hits a random hitchhiker wandering through the area. The gang take him to Camp Redwood to get healed by Rita, the camp nurse.
Mr. Jingles Origin
While the gang are sitting around the campfire, Rita stops by to tell the origins of Mr. Jingles and what went on in Camp Redwood. Mr. Jingles used to be in the army, but was discharged due to his murder spree. He was arrested for his heinous crimes. It was the main reason for why Camp Redwood was shut down years ago. Since then, Mr. Jingles was held in a psychiatric ward… until now.
Mr. Jingles ends up escaping the psychiatric ward by stealing a set of keys from one of the guards. Not only that, but he opens up all of the doors for the others to escape. He makes his way over to Camp Redwood for some more fun.
Brooke runs into Mr. Jingles after leaving the cabin for a bit. She flees from him after allegedly seeing the hitchhiker dead. The gang return to the scene of the crime, only to see that nothing was really there.
Moments later, Brooke answers a phone call from the payphone nearby. She answers the phone, only to hear a set of keys jingling. Not only that, but she runs into the robber once again!