The "Sunset Stroll" promo, which features a creepy family walking menacingly toward the camera, would line up with this theory. So would the "What's Cooking" clip, as that smoking farmhouse indicates a rural setting at least similar to Labette County. The Bender family was said to drop victims into the cellar through a trapdoor at the dining-room table. And where are those stairs in the "Descent" clip leading? To a basement. Hmm.
It's probably not about Slender Man
One of the earliest Season 6 theories involved a relatively new terror: Slender Man. The suited figure, which was born in internet forums and has since inspired multiple murders, was mentioned by an unnamed AHS insider in Us Weekly. The mystery source claimed that there was already a Slender Man script in place and FX was negotiating to buy the rights. But another anonymous source swiftly shot that story down. Perennial American Horror Story cast member Denis O'Hare also told 97.3 WMEE, "I don't think it's Slender Man, sorry to disappoint you." The chatter has pretty much disappeared since then, and most people are now counting Slender Man out as a possibility.
There are timelines
Back in January, Landgraf told reporters that the sixth season will feature a time-bending narrative. "It's set in two time periods -- in the present with echoes of the past -- but principally in the present," he said at the winter Television Critics Association tour. So does this mean two of the current plot theories are correct? Quite possibly. The retro Roanoke saga could coexist with a modern story about a Manson-like cult or rebooted Bloody Benders. But Landgraf refused to offer any further clues
Bloody Face miiiight be coming back
The Independent latched particularly hard onto the chainsaw and screams heard offscreen in the "What's Cooking" teaser. Could this allusion to Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface spell the return of American Horror Story’s own flesh mask-wearing freak, Bloody Face (Zachary Quinto)?
Based on the scarce evidence, probably not. The only other clue would be the medical theme of the "Post Op" teaser, which could maybe imply a connection to the OG Bloody Face, Dr. Oliver Thredson. It’s pretty flimsy stuff, but someone should probably look into Zachary Quinto's next move.
Several regulars are returning
A number of recurring American Horror Story cast members have confirmed roles in the new season: Sarah Paulson, Lady Gaga, Evan Peters, Denis O'Hare, Angela Bassett, Matt Bomer, and Leslie Jordan are all definites. Yet they've offered scant details about their characters. The most information has come from Bassett, who told Entertainment Weekly that her character would "imbibe a little bit too much and yet [she is] also very intuitive and maybe Sarah [Paulson is] somehow the boss."
Lady Gaga, who won a Golden Globe for her performance as Hotel’s Countess, will only appear in a few episodes this time around because she's reportedly too busy working on her upcoming album.