American Horror Story 6 Theme Ideas: 6 Ideas For Season 6

Now the release date for American Horror Story 6 , the clock is ticking. Even though takes up its usual Wednesday slot September 14, 2016, we’re no closer to knowing the theme.

I’ve and pored over , but all we really know is that the American Horror Story 6 theme is:

  • rogue, dark and not opulent
  • claustrophobic
  • kid-centric

6 Ideas for the American Horror Story 6 Theme

Hopefully the ”rogue and dark” atmosphere will bring back more of the scratchy horror of the early seasons…

1. American Horror Story: Boarding School

Setting: A girls’ private school in upmarket New Hampshire, the 1970s.

Lead role: Chloe Sevigny as a creepy, slightly pervy schoolmarm who continuously entangles herself in the girls’ private lives. A seedy background of porn, drugged-out hippies and punks from the nearby town provides both a threat and a promise of escape for the sheltered innocents of the crumbling old school.

Vibes: Picnic at Hanging Rock, Innocence, Cracks

Boarding School inspiration from Eva Green in Cracks. Image: IFC Films
Boarding School inspiration from Eva Green in Cracks. Image: IFC Films

2. American Horror Story: Dixie

Setting: Some godforsaken outpost as the windswept antebellum South lurches through the Civil War.

Lead role: Cheyenne Jackson as a Choctaw soldier with split loyalties in the confederate army, faced with men eating their comrades from hunger and commanders obsessed with the continuation of slavery.

Vibes: Ravenous, The Revenant, 1001 Maniacs

Times were tough in the American Civil War. Image: Listverse
Times were tough in the American Civil War. Image: Listverse

3. American Horror Story: Plague

Setting: A creepy, wooded village embroiled in the violence of a warring nation in Late Medieval England.

Lead role: Evan Peters as a young doctor trying to stem the tide of the bubonic plague and mercenary soldiers trampling through his village towards the Hundred Years War. Kathy Bates as a washer woman forming a resistance to the zealous witch hunters of the age.

Vibes: Black Death, Game of Thrones, The Seventh Seal

A plague doctor's mask. Image: Wiki
A plague doctor’s mask. Image: Wiki

4. American Horror Story: Poorhouse

Setting: Victorian England, with the shadow of The Ripper looming large in every alleyway.

Lead role: Lily Rabe as the cruel woman running the home for orphaned and wayward girls, and Lady Gaga as a working girl who escaped the clutches of the Ripper. The poorhouse, in impoverished Victorian Whitechapel, seems to have some strange connection to the Ripper who stalks the shadows…

Vibes: Pandora’s Box, Tipping the Velvet, The Elephant Man

Image: Dark in the Dark
Image: Dark in the Dark

5. American Horror Story: Field Hospital

Setting: A field hospital during the Blitz seems to be a point of supernatural disturbance, and a place where ‘the nobility of war’ goes to die.

Lead role: Frances Conroy as a faithful nurse, dedicating her life to protecting the wounded under her care. Nobody believes her when odd things start to happen, and with no way to get help from the outside world, her team of sisters and crippled soldiers must withstand the danger alone.

Vibes: R-Point, Inglourious Basterds, Saving Private Ryan

Image: Tumblr
Image: Tumblr

6. American Horror Story: Darkweb

Setting: A poky little office in a polluted city, present day.

Lead role: A stressed Sarah Paulson doggedly leading a team of unlikely bureau rejects determined to uncover a dark mystery in the darkest recesses of the darkweb. Expect hardcore, hackers and hitmen.

Vibes: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Spotlight, Poughkeepsie Tapes

The Poughkeepsie Tapes. Image: MGM
The Poughkeepsie Tapes. Image: MGM

What do you think the American Horror Story 6 theme should be?

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