American Horror Story mastermind Ryan Murphy has teased the upcoming tenth season of the beloved spooky series with a cryptic Instagram post. It is… unsettling.

Murphy, who also churned out Ratched and Hollywood this year, posted a totally normal shot of a mouth agape full of very pointy teeth. Also, a tattooist has written AHS10 onto the, uh, tongue.

Nice!

It’s standard stuff from Murphy when you think about it.

Back in February, Murphy teased season 10’s theme with an eerie clip of a beach to the tune of Orville Peck‘s Dead of Night. Combine that with the sharp teeth and I reckon we’re getting something along the lines of Creature from the Black Lagoon, an absolute classic monster flick from 1954.

I’m going to manifest it, anyway.

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Julie Adams and the Gill Man in Creature From The Black Lagoon, 1954.

Theme aside, season 10 will herald the return of the one and only Sarah Paulson. Earlier this year, the actor confirmed she would be playing a “central character” in the tenth season after opting out of AHS: 1984. Prior to that, Paulson had appeared in all eight seasons.

Joining Paulson is Evan Peters, who also sat out last season for the first time in his AHS run, Kathy BatesBillie LourdFinn WittrockAdina PorterLily RabeLeslie Grossman, and Angelica Ross.

Oh, and how can I forget Macaulay Culkin? In oddly perfect casting, the Home Alone actor officially joined season 10 in February. I fully expect him to play some sort of oddball.

Elsewhere, AHS has been renewed through to season 13, so perhaps we’ll see more Culkin down the line.

There’s yet to be an official release date for AHS season 10, but we’ll keep you updated. Hopefully COVID-19 hasn’t delayed it too much.

In the meantime, you can find the first five seasons of American Horror Story on Amazon Prime. Or, you can find the complete collection thus far on Binge.

Murphy’s other series, including Ratched, Hollywood, and The Politician, are available to stream on Netflix.

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