American Horror Story: Apocalypse – “Hourglass” Teaser

Intended to be a bit of a Mind-F*ck (as we lovingly describe our annual AHS launch campaign), this visually-rich teaser is riddled with clues about the eighth season of American Horror Story.

We start off with a living fetus, encased in an hourglass – fed by a beating black heart. The journey takes us through a missile launch, mushroom clouds, a disintegrating mask, mischievous and eerie black hands that seem to control moments throughout the story, rotten figs giving birth to scorpions, birds crashing through gothic windows, a pentagram seared into a coffin, raining death, and a resetting of the hourglass. What does it all mean?! Find out, this September!

Additional write-up & credits to follow!

President, Marketing & Promotions, Multi-Platform Marketing – Stephanie Gibbons
EVP, Content & Editorial, Multi-platform Marketing – John Varvi
SVP, Motion & Digital Design – Steve Viola
VP, Motion Design – Amie Nguyen
VP, Production, Motion Design – Dara Barton

Created By
Creative Directors – Steve Viola, Michael Parks, Amie Nguyen, Synderela Peng
Executive Producer – Dara Barton
Associate Producer – Mel Reeck
Visual Effects Supervisor – Michael Viscione
Modeling / Animation – Jamie Sawyer
VFX Artists – Michael Viscione, Jean Chiu, Ryan Coster
Pre-Visualization – Kay Park
Compositing – Jason Heinze, Ryan Hunnewell, Alex Yoon, John Kim, Michael Parks
Editorial – Michael Parks
Color – Steve Viola, Austin Wallender
Motion Design – Myung Yu, Julio Ferrario

Visual Effects By
> Seamless Sequence, Missile Silo, Gas Mask & Skull, Coffin & Incinerator

> Hourglass Sequences

> Blast & Mushroom Cloud

> Fig & Scorpions

> Birds & Window

Live-Action Production

Director - Steve Viola, Michael Lane Parks
Executive Producer - Rebecca Joelson
Production Coordinator - Cody Howell
Production Assistant - Zev Lerner
Director of Photography - Kevin Joelson 
Jib Operator - Dave Stewart
1st Camera Assistant - Marq Castagna
1st Camera Assistant - Carlos de Varona
2nd Camera Assistant - Jay Mejia
Motion Control - Camera Control
Milo Programmer - George Hladky
Milo Assistant - Jan Beran
Milo Assistant - Christopher Tufenkjian
DIT - Kyle Hoekstra
Gaffer - Chris Tonkovich
Best Boy Electric - Michael Tedford
Set Lighting Technician - Jose Ruiz
Set Lighting Technician - David Sheetz
Set Lighting Technician - Andy Prieto
Key Grip - Joe McKenna
Best Boy Grip - Bruce Wolfe
Grip - Marvin Mejia
Production Designer - Alessandro Marvelli
Art Director - Luis G. Diaz
Props / Set Decorator - Roberta Troncarelli
Hair & Makeup Lead - Carole Soueidan
Hair & Makeup Assistant - Whitney Banks
Hair & Makeup Assistant - Myken Wang SFX Pyro - Craig Osler
SFX Pyro Assistant - Tom Margules
SFX Water Tank - Simon W White

Dying Male - Frank Nadolny
Gas Mask Woman - Delaney Smith
Hand Model - Christine “Idivil” Adams
Hand Model - Cody Howell
Stage Manager - Karyn Beaman
BTS - Andrew Rowley
Studio - ReelEFX
Camera- Panavision
Grip - 3rd & Long
Lighting - MBS
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