Following the release of the first two episodes of American Horror Stories which resulted in the most successful launch of any FX on Hulu series to date – creator Ryan Murphy has released the cast list for episode 3.
Horror icon of the 70’s & 80’s Adrienne Barbeau will be appearing in this episode as Verna.
Her first role in a horror feature was the 1979 film The Darker Side of Terror. That same year she married film director John Carpenter and was the central character in his 1980 haunting thriller The Fog. In 1982, she played the role of Alice Cable in Wes Craven‘s adaptation of the DC Comics horror super-hero The Swamp Thing. That same year, she also appeared in “The Crate” segment of Stephen King‘s Creepshow playing the part of Wilma Northrup.
She made a behind-the-scenes cameo appearance as the voice of the computer in Carpenter’s remake of The Thing (1982).
Barbeau broke away from the horror genre, and film in general following the The Thing, preferring to revisit her old television routes. Her next horror movie was not until 1995.
Murphy has previously teased a larger cast lineup via social media. According to the teaser trailer, the horror series cast list will also include supermodel Kaia Gerber, Paris Jackson, Sierra McCormick, Madison Bailey, Aaron Tveit, Rhenzy Feliz and Virginia Gardner, Kevin McHale, Dyllón Burnside, Charles Melton, Nico Greetham and Danny Trejo.
The 7 episode series will see AHS & Ratched star Sarah Paulson directing some of the episodes.
American Horror Story: Double Feature will serve as the 10th season of his FX anthology series. Originally scheduled to premiere in late 2020, its production was delayed as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The season is scheduled to premiere on August 25, 2021.
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