'American Horror Story' Season 9 Spoilers, Predictions and Everything Else to Know

The summer of 1984 was a bloody good time, at least for one particularly blood-thirsty killer. The newest teaser for American Horror Story's upcoming ninth installment, dubbed 1984, hinted at the looming deaths of two teenage lovebirds.

In the latest clip, released on AHS's Twitter on Tuesday, two lovers' late-night dip in the lake turns into a total bloodbath when the masked figure suddenly appears gripping an ax. "This romance is dead in the water," the tweet read.

This romance is dead in the water. #AHS1984. 9/18. FX. pic.twitter.com/3qCGXfqPq4

— AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) August 20, 2019

While many details haven't been spilled about Season 9 of Ryan Murphey's horror anthology, the latest trailers for the upcoming new season feels like a page ripped straight out of the Friday the 13th playbook—except instead of a hockey-masked, knife-wielding serial killer looking to murder a bunch of youths at Camp Crystal Lake, it's a black ski-masked figure plotting the deaths of many young party animals at Camp Redwood. It should come to no surprise that John Carroll Lynch—the man responsible for AHS: Freak Show killer Twisty the Clown—also serves as the villain in 1984.

Granted the trailers do share some commonalities of some of the leading horror thrillers during that era—the third of the Friday the 13th movies notably debuted in 1984—the 80's slasher film theme and all the bloodshed is about as much as fans can predict about the events expected to unravel during AHS Season 9.

Welcome to Camp Redwood. Good luck leaving alive. #AHS1984 premieres Sept. 18 on @FXNetworks. pic.twitter.com/tr967zbDI0

— AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) July 29, 2019

The 1984 cast includes AHS regulars Lynch Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, and Emma Roberts along with newcomers to the FX franchise, Zach Villa, DeRon Horton, Gus Kenworthy, Matthew Morrison and Pose star Angelica Ross.

Fans shouldn't expect to see much of AHS star and Emmy winner Sarah Paulson in the new season. She may only appear in an incredibly limited cameo—if that—after being a part of the show's cast for the last eight seasons. Paulson's absence on the show has yet to be discussed by showrunners, however, her own scheduling likely played a role in the decision to miss Season 9. Paulson was filming another FX series, Mrs. America, and working alongside Murphy for upcoming Netflix series, Ratched, during AHS Season 9 production.

Also notably missing from the cast is Evan Peters, who's similarly appeared on AHS since its Murder House beginning. Peters told Extra he was "going to sit a season out" when asked about his role on the series in May.

American Horror Story: 1984 will premiere on FX on September 18 at 10 p.m. ET.

'American Horror Story' Season 9 Spoilers, Predictions and Everything Else
A general view of the "American Horror Story: 1984" installation at the FX Fearless Forum At 2019 SDCC on July 18, 2019, in San Diego, California. The new season of "AHS" premieres on FX on September 18, 2019. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for FX)