An American Horror Gallery

Mondays are always a horror story anyway, so let’s start the week by taking a look at four new creepy images from FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM.

The first image makes me think the Black Oil is crossing over from THE X-FILES, but that doesn’t seem very likely. I think my favorite image is the fourth one, with the woman clinging, spider-like, on the underside of the stairs. These still images certainly live up to the standard set by the series of creepy teaser clips that have already been released.

The second coming of AHS picks up with a new story and new characters and is set in an institution for the criminally insane apparently operated by nuns. And even though Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto are returning from last season, they are playing new characters. The new cast includes Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity), singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and NBC’s THE VOICE, James Cromwell (Babe), Joseph Fiennes (FlashForward), Chloë Sevigny (BIG LOVE) and Chris Zylka (still visible in some theaters as Flash Thompson in The Amazing Spider-Man).

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM premieres Wednesday, Oct. 17, on FX.