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American Horror Story fans think they’ve discovered the Season 10 theme

Published: 26/Oct/2020 15:54

by Daniel Megarry

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American Horror Story Season 10 may be delving into the world of urban legends and cryptids, if this plausible fan theory is to be believed.

Ryan Murphy’s popular horror anthology series has gained a legion of loyal followers around the world. Each season focuses on a different twisted scenario; from haunted houses to traveling freak shows, and even the literal end of the world.

Every year, fans make it their mission to figure out what horrific theme the next season will take on. This year is no different, with a number of rumors currently floating around. Popular suggestions include mermaids/sirens, a ghost ship, or a long-overdue aliens storyline.

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Could Season 10 of American Horror Story focus on urban legends?

Those all sound like great themes to explore, but eagle-eyed fans over on Reddit may have unearthed some clues that suggest the possible theme of Season 10. These clues show that the theme could possibly be urban legends (or cryptids) such as the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and the Chupacabra.

While promoting the most recent season, American Horror Story: 1984, the show’s co-creator Ryan Murphy teased that the eighth episode would include a “big clue” about the theme of Season 10, something that’s become a staple of the show.

There was a “big clue” about Season 10 in AHS: 1984

While there were a few things that could’ve been the ‘clue’ in question, fans have latched onto one line in particular.

Spoken by a fictional reporter for the National Enquirer who appeared in the episode, fans think that one sentence in particular is their clue to Season 10: “Back in the 70s, all anyone cared about was Bigfoot, aliens, the Loch Ness Monster, all that Leonard Nimoy In Search Of sh*t.”

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Later in that same episode, serial killer Mr Jingles was dragged into the lake at Camp Redwood by a mysterious swamp monster, who was never explained or heard from again. Could this be another hint at an urban legends theme, ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’-style?

Urban legends certainly sound like a plausible area of interest for the show to tackle. American Horror Story thrives on exploring the unknown and macabre while keeping one foot in the real world, and fans had been hoping for a cryptids season long before these clues appeared.

This theory also seems to be backed up by a recent photo shared on Instagram by Ryan Murphy, which he confirmed was a clue for Season 10. The image depicted a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth, which suggests there’ll be some kind of creature involved. Sounds like a fit to us.

When is American Horror Story Season 10 out?

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American Horror Story Season 10 has been delayed until 2021

As a result of the ongoing global health crisis, 2020 is the first year in a decade that hasn’t been blessed with a new season of American Horror Story, and it’s fair to say that spooky season feels pretty empty without it.

Fortunately, creator Ryan has confirmed that production on Season 10 is scheduled to start in October, so it should air next year. And there’s even more good news – last year’s acclaimed season, American Horror Story: 1984, will be coming to Netflix very soon.

Gaming

Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun

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The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.