“American Horror Story: Cult” has just released the new opening credits for their upcoming season, and they’re just as creepy as fans expected. The minute long credit sequence predominantly features shadowy figures wearing masks of 2016 U.S. presidential candidates Secretary Hillary Clinton and current President Donald J. Trump.
To up the creep factor, the opening credits also feature a slower version of the usual theme music, according to EW. A montage of clowns emerging from a coffin, a magician drawing something bloody out of his top hat, and a taxidermy dog also appear in the clip.
According to EW, the season begins on election night in Michigan and tackles the real-life aftermath of last year’s presidential election, though, thank goodness, no one’s playing either nominee. During a recent interview on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” creator Ryan Murphy emphasized that the upcoming season will specifically focus on the election “we just went through,” as “[he thinks] that will be interesting for a lot of people.” Since it’s 2017 and the world seems to be going to pieces, “Cult” will certainly tap into present feelings about the current state of affairs.
The horror anthology series features an entire cast of talented actors, according to PopSugar. Veterans Sarah Paulson (“Carol”), Evan Peters (“X-Men” series), Cheyenne Jackson (“30 Rock”), Adina Porter (“True Blood”), and Frances Conroy (“Six Feet Under”) are set to return. Newcomers Billie Lourd (“Scream Queens”), Alison Pill (“The Family”), Colton Haynes (“Arrow”), Billy Eichner (“Difficult People”), Leslie Grossman (“What I Like About You”), Mare Winningham (“Philomena”) and Lena Dunham (“Girls”) will join the ranks this season. Perennial “AHS” and “Scream Queens” star Emma Roberts is also returning, as revealed by an earlier Instagram photo from Murphy and Roberts. The series continues to be helmed by co-creators and showrunners Murphy (“Glee”) and Brad Falchuk (“Scream Queens”), who also produce the series.
“American Horror Story: Cult” premieres Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. on FX. Watch the new opening credits below.