A new season of “American Horror Story” remains television’s ultimate leap of faith. The FX anthology dares audiences to plunge into twisted new nightmares, deploying its familiar faces into fresh horror.
For fans, the annual promise of something different compels tuning in, even when AHS goes too far. Still, it’s hard to resist another taste of the show’s audacity.
When creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk unveiled the inaugural “Murder House” season in 2011, the wild, inventive mashup of history, Hollywood and horror was groundbreaking.
But resetting the story each season has always been AHS’s scariest gamble. Fortunately, it built enough goodwill and curiosity to sustain 10+ inventive seasons.