ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

FX has finally released the main title sequence to the highly-anticipated fifth season of American Horror Story: Hotel and, as always, it's wonderfully eerie and promises a perfectly creepy season, especially as we venture into the Halloween season.

Featuring Kathy Bates, Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Chloë Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock and more, this star-studded cast is ready to start haunting our Wednesday nights next week.

Before discussing the macabre ongoings in the one minute intro, check it out for yourself to see if it tickles your fancy:

This season, the usual theme song added new hair-raising instrumentals are played along with neon images of the 10 Commandments, a nod to the The Ten Commandments Killer, in these sinister scenes.

Checking out

I can't imagine this hotel has very good Yelp ratings.


If we thought Murder House was bad, this season promises far more rooms than the Los Angeles mansion in Season 1.

Age gap

We already know Lady Gaga's character drinks blood to survive. Since she's loosely based on Elizabeth Báthory, who is infamous for murdering hundreds of young women, perhaps we have some sort of anti-aging ritual going on here.

Hey, baby

Do we think Hotel Cortez will be the resting place of children?

Sweet dreams

I guess that's one kind of wake up call.

Don't look under the bed

Seriously, enough with all of these creepy kids.

Are you my mummy?

Any Doctor Who fans out there? This makes me think we might be visiting the 1940s!

10 Commandments Killer

One of the show's two evils includes "a serial offender that justifies his actions in accordance with biblical teachings."

Looks like a bloody good time

Just what the heck is going on here? Why are those children wearing gas masks? Why are people coming out of the mattresses? I guess we'll just have to wait until next week to find out for sure.

In the meantime, you can read about some of our fan theories on what might happen and who might return HERE.

American Horror Story: Hotel premieres next week (October 7) on FX.


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