With Ryan Murphy at the helm, the creators of the FX show "American Horror Story" captivate audiences with a seemingly never-ending series of short but intriguing teaser trailers, the 3 most recent released just yesterday. Ranging in length from a mere 7 seconds to 46, most simply capture the witch/voodoo themes of the upcoming third season, entitled Coven, which premieres one week from today (October 9) at 10 pm Eastern.
Of the 23 teasers released thus far, only 2 (Initiation and Burn) feature multiple cast members, and only 1 (Burn) includes dialogue. Most end with the familiar theme music from the first two seasons. Prior to that, many utilize the beginning portions of two other songs - Lauren O'Connell's haunting cover of The Animals "The House of the Rising Sun," which opens with the line, "There is a house in New Orleans," and the equally haunting opening verbalization "Bum, bum, bum, bum, bum ..." from "Winter Song," by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson.
Season one had Murder House, two - Briarcliff Asylum for the Criminally Insane, and three's "House in New Orleans" appears to be the secret witch school known to the world as Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies. Click here for everything Coven - posters, plot, characters, episodes.
Links to "American Horror Story: Coven" teaser trailers, with taglines from the show's Facebook page.
1 - Detention - This October. . .lift your spirits.
2 - Pins & Needles - Because “pinning” on the internet is all the rage …
3 - Staircase - Misbehave and incur our kind of suspension.
4 - Stakes - This October, stakes aren’t the only things we’re raising.
5 - Coffin - What secrets do we keep that you thought were asleep?
6 - Initiation - features cast members Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Jamie Brewer, Gabourey Sidibe, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett. The doors are open … dare to come inside?
7 - Pins - This fall, experience our pleasure pain.
8 - Slither - This fall, the kiss of death is coming.
9 - Initiation (Extended) - a slightly longer version of #6. Welcome to our house … watch your step.
10 - Burn - features Bates, Farmiga, Brewer, Sidibe, Emma Roberts, Lange and Lily Rabe with dialogue between Zoe (Farmiga) and her mother, and Fiona (Lange) warning her students. When witches don’t fight … we burn.
11 - WitchWalk - In New Orleans, there's all walks of life.
12 - Laveau - This fall, respect your elders.
13 - Voodoo Queen - features Bassett. This fall, she unleashes.
14 - Voodoo - For the Coven, revenge starts with a few pricks.
15 - Study Hall - Our favorite subject? Spelling.
16 - Hair Don't - This fall, prepare for your hair to stand on end …
17 - Writhing - Call us spinsters at your own risk …
18 - Spellbound - Relax, you won't feel a thing.
19 - The Stand - We're always one step ahead.
20 - Black Hat - Our wile has style ...
21 - Bullhorn - Never lock horns with the Coven.
22 - Minotaur - The Coven’s wrath requires the perfect combination.
23 - Cursed - This fall, release your inner demon.