“AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN’s” Main Titles are the Series’ Best Yet
While I’m sure it speaks to personal taste, it seems the always enticing opening credits of AMERICAN HORROR STORY have reached an apex. A kaleidoscopic journey through witchy symbols, voodoo spells, demonic art, intense costume design, stag heads and pagan rites , the dark groove is even more subdued and the black magick style makes one wish the entire series would be this woodsy and off-putting. Previous comments from creator Ryan Murphy have hinted towards a lighter tone after the often punishing ASYLUM, but if any of the present aesthetic makes its way in, this is 100% exciting.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over three hundred years have passed since the turbulent days of Salem and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe, who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona, the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.
Jessica Lange stars as The Supreme alongside Angela Bassett as real-life Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau. Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters co-star. COVEN premieres October 9 on FX.