AMERICAN HORROR STORY always delivers on being creepy and disturbing, and the new teasers just released by Entertainment Weekly feature no shortage of both. The first shows a man with no face frantically banging on the guests’ doors and behaving erratically. The second involves another man laying beneath a mattress wearing makeup and a collar engaging in some strange foreplay with an unknown female – possibly Lady Gaga – before her hand wraps around his throat. They can be viewed here.
Gaga will star as Elizabeth, the owner of the titular hotel, which features an ensemble cast such as series regulars Sarah Paulson playing Hypodermic Sally, a drug addict, Denis O’Hare playing a movie icon named Liz Taylor (not that Elizabeth Taylor), and Evan Peters as Mr. March. Returning are fan favorites Finn Wittrock as Tristan Duffy, a male model, Angela Bassett as Ramona Royale, Kathy Bates as Iris, and Matt Bomer as Donovan. Other returning cast members include Wes Bentley as Detective John Lowe and Chloë Sevigny as his wife, Alex. New addition Cheyenne Jackson will play Will Drake, a fashion icon.
No plot details have been released yet other than creator Ryan Murphy revealing at the TCA’s that Gaga’s character Elizabeth “has a nefarious plan which is revealed in the first episode that plays out over the course of the season.”
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL premieres Oct. 7th on FX.