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Raúl Castillo gets dissected in the latest American Horror Stories trailer

Just in time for Halloween, American Horror Stories is back for a third season. With a week left to go until the premiere, FX has just dropped a new trailer, the synopses, and cast lists for the upcoming episodes.

The Ryan Murphy-produced American Horror Story spinoff series will feature four episodes in its newest season, each one with their own standalone story. The season’s new minute-long trailer is a fast-moving mashup of cryptic images, ghoulish drag queens and louder-than-life scream queens.

The first episode, “Bestie,” explores everything that can go wrong in an anonymous, online relationship. “After the loss of her mother,” the official synopsis reads, “a young woman seeks a connection with a mysterious online friend.” Emma Halleen, Seth Gabel, Jessica Barden, Seth Gabel, Jeff Hiller, and Amrou Al-Kadhi star.

Episode two might be called “Daphne,” but it sounds a lot more like M3GAN: “An artificial intelligence smart device grows attached to her user.” This one stars Reid Scott, Annie Hamilton, Allegra Heart, and Christopher Fitzgerald.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Lisa Rinna makes her much-buzzed-about guest appearance in the third episode, “Tapeworm.” In this body horror nightmare, “An up-and-coming model will stop at nothing in her hunger for success.” Laura Kariuki, Hazel Graye and Rob Yang also star.

Lastly, Looking star Raúl Castillo closes out the season with the worst kind of terror—Tinder terror. “A blind date through an online dating app goes very awry,” is all the synopsis has to say about it. The episode also stars Emily Browning, Laila Robins, Havana Rose Liu and Cameron Cowperthwaite.

Due to the writer’s strike, the third season will be shorter than its predecessors, which had seven and eight episodes respectively. Because of that shortened focus, Hulu is releasing the episodes all at once to make the season a centerpiece of their Huluween event.

American Horror Stories season 3 will premiere on Hulu October 26.

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