American Horror Story quickly rose to popularity as the go-to horror TV series that operated on a vignette-like basis season-to-season. The ninth installment of the franchise is scheduled to appear on streaming services in Fall of 2019. Dubbed 'American Horror Story: 1984,' the theme is tied to the aesthetics of 80s slasher films — a form of the medium that has seen extensive popularity within Millennial audiences. The popular horror TV series' interest in this aesthetic of the genre is a testimony that the responses of its viewership are tied to nostalgia-inducing narratives.
The ninth season is reported to repeatedly make reference to 'Friday the 13th' — a 1980 cult-classic directed by Sean S. Cunningham, signifying that Millennial audiences want to relive the hype of a bygone era.