We’re one week away from the season premiere of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show,’ so it’s not surprising that the promos for the show are getting freakier. Previously, we met the new cast featuring a mix of old reliables and newcomers such as Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Evan Peters, and more, plus the “most terrifying clown of all time”. We’ve even heard showrunner Ryan Murphy say that he was worried that this season might be too scary for the audience. But now that the wait is almost over for one of the most anticipated debuts of the fall, we can start getting freaked out with a few new TV spots for the popular FX series.

To get us in the mood for the new season of one of the most talked about limited series in recent history, the network has been airing some super short promos featuring a few classic circus acts like conjoined twins, clowns, and trapeze artists, but with a dark and disturbing ‘American Horror Story’ twist. After the show’s synopsis for this season, you can check out a bunch of these promos below:

The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

What do you think of these tonally terrifying teasers for ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’? Will you be tuning in next week to watch the season premiere on FX? Are you expecting the scariest season of the show yet? Let us know in the comment section.

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ starring Jessica Lange, Michael Chiklis, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, John Carroll Lynch, Wes Bentley, Denis O’Hare, Finn Whitrock, and Patti LaBelle debuts on October 8, 2014 at 10:00pm on FX.

Source: FX YouTube