Here’s our first tantalizing (and creepy) peek at American Horror Story: Hotel

Ryan Murphy and his team behind the horror anthology American Horror Story have turned creepy-crawling teasers into an art form. Here’s the first one for the new season.

Subtitled Hotel, the new season of American Horror Story marks the fifth in the hit FX horror series. One of the biggest casting additions for this season is pop star Lady Gaga, and the teaser seems to show her (clawed) hand ringing the bell to apparently check in at the mysterious hotel. It’s not much, but it still manages to set that unsettling mood the series is known for.

As expected, little is known about the plot of Hotel (creator Ryan Murphy has a penchant for secrecy), though he has teased that this season could be the most grisly and bloody yet. For a show that’s pushed the boundaries about as far as they can (seemingly) go, that’s saying something. Murphy has also hinted this season will see a return to straight-up horror. So, yeah, go ahead and stock up on nightlight batteries now.

Check out the teaser below and let us know what you think:

Along with Gaga, the new season includes Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bentley, Evan Peters, Max Greenfield and Cheyenne Jackson.

The new season debuts in October on FX.

(Via TV Line)

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