Sometimes, if you want to do it right, you’ve got to bring in a fan. Ryan Murphy has shared the retro-tastic title sequence for American Horror Story: 1984, the ninth season in the horror anthology. What’s cool about this latest intro is that it was inspired by a fan video… and the fan himself was brought on to help make the real thing.
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I am so excited to share with you the new AMERICAN HORROR STORY title sequence by our longtime collaborator Kyle Cooper and our new friend Corey Vega, who ignited this concept with an original “fan" cut he posted on Twitter after the 1984 season was announced. I liked it so much, I decided to bring him on board to work together with Kyle as they evolved the concept into something major. Congratulations Corey! 1980s horror never looked so good. @broadway1228
Murphy shared the title sequence for American Horror Story: 1984 on Instagram. It’s a delightful throwback to 1980s slasher flicks, which plays into the theme. The first teasers and trailers indicated that this season is going to be about a group of teens and counsellors heading to Camp Redwood for a summer of naughty (and bloody) fun.
Of course, since it’s American Horror Story, you never know what surprises Murphy has in store. Let’s not forget the long con that Roanoke pulled.
According to Murphy, the title sequence was made with frequent collaborator Kyle Cooper, along with a new face. That would be Corey Vega, a fan of the series who made his own retro-style title sequence back when the season was first announced in July.
Murphy said he and his team loved the video so much, they decided to bring Vega on board to work on the actual intro. You can check out his original video below, and you can definitely see where the style and inspiration came from for the finished titles.
I did a thing…. #AHS1984 Fan Made Title Sequence… why? Boredom. Lol thinking about posting it as part of the intro to my AHS: Theories and Speculation Videos… should I? @marygirlmoody @_AHSCentral @AHSFX @ahsnews_feed #AHS #AHSFX #AmericanHorrorStory pic.twitter.com/Ksve8tbQkj
— Corey (@Coryjubroke_it) July 18, 2019
American Horror Story: 1984 premieres on FX on September 19 in the U.S. and will be express’d to Australia via Fox Showcase.