'American Horror Story: Coven': Check out the Creepy Opening Credits
'American Horror Story: Coven': Check out the Creepy Opening Credits
Carla Day
Carla Day
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
American Horror Story: Coven premieres in October on FX and we have a sneak peek at the show's opening credits. As usual with the American Horror Story anthology series, the main title sequence is creepy, freaky, and possibly even nightmare inducing. 

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American Horror Story: Coven takes a look at the witches that fled Salem and ended up in New Orleans. Though, not all witches are alike, the story will include two distinct types. This installment will have a strong feminist theme, while also addressing race, oppression, and a strong theme of family - especially between mothers and daughters.

Check out the AHS: Coven main title sequence and see how it fits the show's description.


Clues from the opening credits:

  • Are the hooded and cloaked people witches? Those definitely aren't the witch outfits of Halloween with black pointed brim hats and capes.
  • On Sarah Paulsen's title card it reads "Santisima Muerta" in the corner, which is Spanish for "Saint Death." And the image is representative of Santisima Muerta - the personification of death. 
  • The woman with the flowing skirt is reflected in shadow with what looks like bull.
  • Taissa Farmigo's title card refers to "Spiritu Dominado"
  • A woman sewing up a burlap doll. 
  • A bloodied and sewed up mouth?
  • A horse
  • A winged horned creature eating a person. What does this image represent?
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  • Fire.
  • A stick figure in the forest.
  • Uncomfortable and dangerous spiked high platform shoes.
  • A goat and then goat skull with other bones and chalk symptoms on floor.
  • An odd horse head.
  • A woman raises her hood.
  • Face spikes.
  • The woman pokes a pin into the burlap doll.
  • Dancing.
  • A witch with three hooded figures levitating behind her.
  • A man with freaky eyes and grin.
  • Woman screams as she burns the doll, which shifts to an image of a large bonfire burning someone at the stake.
  • Women in flowing white dresses dance around the fire.
What do you make of these images? Does it make you want to watch the show even more?

American Horror Story: Coven stars: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Patti LuPone, Evan Peters,  Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe and Emma Roberts.

American Horror Story: Coven premieres on Wednesday, October 9 at 10 pm ET.

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