The first trailer for American Horror Story: 1984 is here - and it is absolutely terrifying 3 months ago

The first trailer for American Horror Story: 1984 is here - and it is absolutely terrifying

What happened to Mr. Jingles?

The first trailer for American Horror Story: 1984 is here - and it is absolutely terrifying. 

The ninth season of the horror anthology is set in (you guessed it) 1984, at the fictional summer camp Camp Redwood.

Emma Roberts, Cody Fern and Billie Lourd as well as newcomers Gus Kenworthy and DeRon Horton play aerobics instructors who take up jobs as counsellors at the camp.

And after an I Know What You Did Last Summer-esque kind of moment, they arrive at Camp Redwood...and soon learn about its dark history.

They find out that the camp grounds are the site of the "worst summer massacre of all time" - and find out about the legend of the sadistic serial killer Mr. Jingles.

Who, it so happens, is back on the loose after escaping from an asylum nearby.

American Horror Story: 1984 debuts in the United States on September 18.

 It will be available to watch in Ireland on September 19 - but in the meantime, you can check out the trailer below. 

It comes as it was recently revealed longtime AHS cast member Sarah Paulson won't have a "significant" role this season.

The 44-year-old actress has appeared in all eight previous seasons of the anthology series - and usually in a pretty major role.

However, Variety report the actress won't have a "significant role" in the upcoming  American Horror Story: 1984. 

And another American Horror Story star, Evan Peters, confirmed that he would not be taking part in season nine.

Earlier this year, he said he was going to "sit a season out" when he was asked about his level of involvement in season nine.

This is the first time that Peters will not star in the series since its debut back in 2011.