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Trump And Clinton Show Up In American Horror Story: Cult Opening Credits

It's still unclear how, exactly, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will figure into the upcoming season of American Horror Story, but if the opening credits are any indication, it will be in a way that will give you nightmares. The credits, shared on the show's social media account, include more of the creepy, clown-filled imagery shown in past Cult teasers, while also including people putting on masks of Trump and Clinton.

Creator Ryan Murphy previously teased that the election will be an "allegory" for the season, which will kick off on election night with something terrible happening in the characters' lives as they watch the results come in. "It is about the election we just went through and what happened on that night and the fallout of that night, which to many people, from all sides of the camps is a horror story," Murphy said. "And you know, that show is always so fun when it's about the zeitgeist and what we're doing now." 

While actors won't take on the parts of Trump and Clinton, they will be shown on screen– and it appears that their visages will play a part in the show's terrifying plot as well. Masked impersonators won't be the only thing scaring up trouble in the upcoming season, either– Murphy previously shared a tease showing monsters based on the Democratic and Republican party symbols.

Franchise vet Sarah Paulson receives top billing in the opening sequence as Ally Mayfair-Richards, a character who seems to be caught in a love triangle with her wife Ivy (Alison Pill, who also receives top billing) and Evan Peters' Kai, who she has a "love story for the ages" with. Cheyenne Jackson and Billie Lourd fill out the regular cast.

Other cast members for the upcoming season include Billy Eichner, Colton Haynes, Leslie Grossman, Lena Dunham, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Mare Winningham, and Adina Porter. Kathy Bates, who has been with the series since 2013, will sit this one out due to her commitment to the upcoming Netflix comedy Disjointed.

AHS: Cult premieres on Sept. 5, so it won't be long before Murphy's wild vision for the election-themed season becomes clear. (Or at least, clearer.) For now, see some of the Easter eggs that tie the show's past seasons together.