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AHS: NYC Episode 2 Has Fans Calling Back To Scream's Iconic Phone Moment

"American Horror Story" is the rare anthology series that happens to have a very enduring shelf-life. While most anthology show's this side of "Black Mirror" only last a few seasons at best (via The Guardian), Ryan Murphy's horror series is currently airing its 11th season, and it seems to be at least thematically connected to his recent Netflix hit: "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story."

Both shows focus on a serial killer who is basically able to act with impunity while uncaring police officers shrug off the murders. Furthermore, with the recent releases of the Dahmer series, "Mr. Harrigan's Phone," and "The Watcher," it's been a very busy season for Murphy projects.

"American Horror Story: NYC" is changing up the format of its release strategy slightly, opting to drop two episodes at a time with each passing week, and it looks like the strategy is paying off, as fans are already chatting excitedly about a moment from Season 11, Episode 2 ("Thank You For Your Service") on Twitter.

Fans thinks the phone call scene is reminiscent of Scream

Fans have been comparing a certain phone call scene from "American Horror Story: NYC" to the opening of the 1996 Wes Craven slasher classic "Scream." The scene in question sees a patron of the leather bar in the series named Stewart (Taylor Bloom) answer a phone call inviting him to hang out, only to be subsequently trapped and murdered.

"SCREAM vibes???? #AHSNYC this is a #masterpiece," tweeted @PaschallJessica. Others were quick to note the similarities to the iconic opening of "Scream," which sees headlining star Drew Barrymore murdered within the first 10 minutes of the movie. "The guy on the phone scene is giving me scream Ghostface vibes," @giselleb1234 also noted.

Being that Ryan Murphy is an openly gay horror writer working in Hollywood, it would be no surprise to find out that he was making an homage to "Scream," which was also penned by openly gay screenwriter Kevin Williamson. After all, Murphy directly referenced Williamson in an Entertainment Weekly article about his CW series, "Popular." Either way, Murphy is definitely having a busy Halloween season this year. Fans can look for more horror references in upcoming episodes of "American Horror Story: NYC" as it airs its remaining episodes on FX.