"'American Horror Story' is not like any other television show, in that gives us new stories, new worlds," declared veteran "AHS" actress Kathy Bates, who plays Hotel Cortez manager Iris. And based on the trailer, is she ever right.
In a first look at the popular FX show's upcoming season, fans go behind-the-scenes and learn a little more about Hotel Cotez, "a legendary hotel in Los Angeles," according to Finn Wittrock (Tristan). We get soundbites from most of the cast, including Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley, Cheyenne Jackson, Chloë Sevigny, Denis O'Hare, Angela Bassett and Max Greenfield.
We also get a quick glimpse at what appears to be the Addiction Demon in-the-making, or something equally creepy AF.
The word "hot" was used a couple of times to describe the anthology show's fifth season. Matt Bomer (Donovan) said the hotel itself is "sort of this hot bed of evil activity," which, considering how he is one of Lady Gaga's (The Countess) lovers, we can easily see why.
"This is going to be a very bloody season. It's dark, it's moody, it's hot," Sarah Paulson (Hypodermic Sally) claimed. Honestly, should we expect anything less? This is "American Horror Story," not "Good Things Happen To Good People Story."
Additionally, we see another disturbing blonde kid, because of course we do. The Countess is known for snatching Aryan children for unknown reasons that both intrigue and weird out us out.
One of the best parts of the video, IMO, is that we're finally shown what Denis O'Hare's character Liz Taylor looks like. While smoking a cigarette and reading "Ulysses" by James Joyce, Liz casually says, "This is a no-tell motel." I bet it is, Liz. I bet it is.
Personally, I think Kathy Bates said it best when she explained, "It's not really like any hotel you've ever seen." Uh, yeah. That's exactly what we're counting on.
Watch this video and get ready to check into Hotel Cortez on Oct. 7!