American Horror Stories trailer: Danny Trejo as a Killer Santa & more!

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

We've seen a teaser trailer for the American Horror Story spin-off American Horror Stories that was packed with crazy imagery, and now a full trailer has arrived online to give us a proper preview of the stories this show will be telling. Check it out in the embed above! (And you can see the teaser below.)

While American Horror Story tells one story over the course of an entire season when it airs on FX (at least, that has been the case until this year's Double Feature season), American Horror Stories will consist of standalone episodes that each tell a contained story. The seven episode first season will be exclusive to the Hulu streaming service. Its premiere date is July 15th.

The cast of American Horror Stories includes a mix of American Horror Story veterans with actors who are new to the franchise. Here's the line-up: Matt Bomer, Taissa Farmiga, Naomi Grossman, Billie Lourd, Danny Trejo, Kevin McHale, Madison Bailey, Sierra McCormick, Paris Jackson, Gavin Creel, Ashley Martin Carter, Belissa Escobedo, Aaron Tveit, Rhenzy Feliz, Kyle Red Silverstein, Amy Grabow, Kaia Gerber, John Carroll Lynch, Dane DiLiegro, Merrin Dungey, Chad James Buchanan, Ben J. Pierce, Ronen Rubinstein, Michael B. Silver, Dyllon Burnside, Nico Greetham, Charles Melton, Virginia Gardner, and Evan Peters (who is apparently reprising the American Horror Story role of Tate Langdon).

Danny Trejo happens to be my favorite thing about the trailer, as it reveals he'll be playing a killer Santa Claus on the show.

American Horror Story regular Sarah Paulson is believed to have directed an episode of American Horror Stories. The series was created by American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy. Murphy serves as an executive producer alongside Manny Coto, Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, Loni Peristere, and John J. Gray. Tanase Popa is co-executive producer.

I'm not an American Horror Story watcher (maybe I will be someday), but the trailer for American Horror Stories has me very intrigued.

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