While American Horror Story has become well-known for it's sexual themes and pulp-inspired scares, the anthology series has also been crushing the poster game. From "Murder House" to "Cult," each and every installment has been accompanied by some incredible, yet often times haunting posters.
When you look back through the different seasons, each poster has helped to create a ton of hype and fear heading into the new stories.
The first installment was titled "Murder House," and the creepy image of a leather-clad man circling a pregnant woman had fans spinning circles in their heads, wondering what the show would be about. AHS had the element of surprise in that first season, as it hadn't been revealed that the show would follow an anthology format.
Next came "Asylum," and the poster for the second season remains one of the most frightening to-date. A nun, painted all-white, was crying tears of black. When you mixed that image with the idea that the new season would take place in an insane asylum, everyone was losing their minds.
"Coven" was the third season in the series, and the poster had your skin crawling. Using the themes of magic and mysticism, the poster saw a snake moving through the mouths of three women.
When "Freak Show" came around, the series started using multiple poster designs. The circus-set installment used things like tents and clowns to help advertise, giving it a more traditionally scary vibe.
Season 6 was "Hotel," which was easily the most sexual season to-date. The posters captured that exact tone by utilizing things like beds and piercings.
"My Roanoke Nightmare" was a completely different animal altogether. Not only was the season filmed in a different style, but it was marketed as a complete and total mystery. Until the season premiered in 2016, the title and plot of the installment were kept under wraps. With that in mind, the posters didn't offer any semblance of detail.
Finally, "Cult" prepared for its premiere with a series of disturbing images containing bees, honeycombs and clowns. Taking the hive mentality to heart, the "Cult" posters promise a truly eerie season.
You can check out all of the American Horror Story posters in the gallery below!