American Horror Story‘s fifth season promises to have viewers saying “Gagahhhhh!” The Mother Monster herself revealed today that she is starring in the popular FX horror series — and also announced the new AHS title.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 25, 2015
I’ll admit that my first reaction to the new theme was to be skeptical. But, as Jack Nicholson proved in The Shining, hotels can actually be incredibly spooky! And, considering the AHS writers admittedly pull material from famous horror flicks/books, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of Steven King’s themes pop up in the new season.
Ryan Murphy & Co. also dropped some hints about what is to come during season five of AHS during Freak Show. One of the big ones was the top hat motif that popped up on coffee cups, menus and on Edward Mordrake’s head. One Redditor speculated these might be references to Operation Top Hat, which involved the testing of biological and chemical warfare by the United States Army Chemical Corps in 1953. I’m not sure how that would tie into a “Hotel” theme. Then again, who would think aliens would play a significant role in a season about an asylum?
American Horror Story: Hotel premieres in October.