What’s happened to the usual credits for American Horror Story?

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 -- Pictured: Leslie Grossman as Margaret Booth. CR: Kurt Iswarienko FX
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 -- Pictured: Leslie Grossman as Margaret Booth. CR: Kurt Iswarienko FX /

Couldn’t wait for the familiar sounds of the American Horror Story opening credits? They were missing for AHS:1984. What did fans think of the new ones?

Every season, the opening credits for American Horror Story change slightly (and there was even a year without proper credits). AHS: 1984 got rid of the familiar sound completely, transporting us to the 1980s.

Honestly, I’m not sure what to think of the credits for AHS: 1984. They certainly suit the season as a whole, giving us flashes of the 80s, including leg warmers, cassette tapes, and the vibrant colors. Listen closely and you still get the traditional AHS sounds, but something just didn’t quite feel American Horror Story.

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Maybe it’s just the fact that I was looking forward to the traditional sounds of the credits. Every season, I love seeing how creepy and odd the credits look. These newer ones feel too bright and happy, even with the blood dripping down the side here and there.

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Overall, it looks like the reactions have been mixed but more on the side of positive. After all, the intro sets the tone of the 1980s, even if the premiere started in 1970!


In the end, it’s not going to be about the opening. It’s all about the episodes. American Horror Story: 1984 certainly started out right—opening with a murder just like traditional 1980s horrors. You’ve got all the different stereotypes of characters, including the jock, the girl next door, and (as much as I hate to write it but it’s fitting considering the movies the show is following) the token black guy.

We’ve got the typical drinking and drugs, the young adults on their way to be camp counselors, and many other classic slashers. Oh, and we can’t forget about the creepy guy telling the kids to turn around and go back to the city or they’ll die. Overall, the premiere started off right, it’s just the opening credits that left me a little deflated—although not as deflated as the lack of credits for Roanoke.

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What did you think of the American Horror Story: 1984 credits? What did you like or dislike the most? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

American Horror Story: 1984 airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.