American Horror Story: 1984 scares SDCC guests inside a cabin in the woods

Credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for FX

American Horror Story is continuing on strong, with a ninth season coming this fall. What makes the show captivating to its fans is the anthology approach. Each season features a whole different setting and characters while still retaining some of the actors. This year, we’ll be getting American Horror Story: 1984, and it will be inspired by the slasher films of the ’80s like Friday the 13th. During San Diego Comic-Con 2019, FX returned yet again, and the biggest activation at the FX Fearless Forum is American Horror Story: 1984. And it’s definitely the scariest one we’ve experienced by far.

FX is one of the few activations that can deliver on an epic and immersive experience. In a previous year, FX produced one of the best activations at SDCC with Legion. You felt like you were David as you levitated objects (thanks to AR tech) and are running away from the Angry Boy. This year, FX is bringing that interactive theatre experience back with the new season of American Horror Story. Interactive theatre is more immersive than the typical Halloween mazes since you’re not going through like a conveyor belt. It feels very intimate, which is perfect for horror shows.

American Horror Story: 1984

Credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for FX

The American Horror Story: 1984 activation was definitely inspired by ’80s slasher films since the first room we walked inside of is a cabin. The actors involved included a head counselor and a young counselor. Of course, one staff member goes missing, and soon all hell starts to break loose. Our small group of 8 would venture into the woods and then inside another cabin as we try to run away from an unknown killer. It was a frightening experience as we roam from set to set of high quality with engaging actors.

If you ever have the chance to visit San Diego Comic-Con in the future, be on the lookout for FX and its activations.

American Horror Story: 1984 premieres Wednesday on September 18, 2019, on FX.

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