Watch These Classic Slasher Movies to Prepare for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984

Look for American Horror Story: 1984 to premiere on FX September 18th. This is the ninth season of the hit anthology series launched by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk in 2000. 

This season’s slasher-theme clearly draws from some of the genre’s best movies, and our friends at GameSpot Universe have assembled a curriculum for those hoping to get the most out of 1984. Give their video a spin at the top of the article. If you can’t stream (or simply want to cut to the chase) you can check out their recommendations below.

Halloween (1978)

Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Scream (1996)

Scream 4 (2011)

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Terror Train (1980)

Black Christmas (1974)

Peeping Tom (1960)

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Evan Peters will be sitting out Season 9 for the first time in the show’s history and series staple Sarah Paulson will only have a minimal role. Confirmed cast members for American Horror Story: 1984 include Emma Roberts, Gus Kenworthy, Angelica Ross, Cody Fern, and Billie Lourd.

Are you excited to check out American Horror Story Season1984? Will you be watching any of these classic slashers to prepare yourself? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.



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