We’re a long way from the Barbie Dreamhouse, kids. With just two weeks to go before American Horror Story‘s season 6 premiere, FX released a fresh teaser for the Emmy-winning series Thursday, September 1, and it’s one that’ll make you never want to flip through an American Girl catalog again.
The new clip opens on a child’s room, with pretty patterned wallpaper and a doll perched atop a toy rocking chair. But as with all things in the AHS universe, this plaything isn’t what she seems.
Hidden beneath that cherubic face is the kind of creature you definitely don’t want at your next dolly tea party … unless you’d like to see a whole new meaning given to the words “finger sandwiches.” It’s got quite a mouth, and not in a fun way.
In keeping with the earlier promos leading up to the show’s Wednesday, September 14, return, this one invokes a classic horror trope (Child’s Play, anyone?), which may or may not actually be related to the next AHS theme. (Of the six potential motifs in the running, Dolly seems most likely related to the creepy clawed baby that sleeps under a mobile made of scythes — although that horrible mouth is awfully reminiscent of the mutilated murder clown from season 4’s Freak Show.)
Among the cast members confirmed to appear this season are Sarah Paulson, Matt Bomer, Lady Gaga and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Watch the disturbing trailer in the video above.
American Horror Story returns to FX Wednesday, September 14, at 10 p.m. ET.
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