American Horror Story is giving the Annabelle doll a run for its money. Teasers for season 6 channel Children of the Corn, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and other classic horror films. But now they’re pulling from The Conjuring with its own demonic plaything, dubbed “Baby Face.”
While fans continue to piece together what the mystery theme is for the next season, the latest teaser video introduces a new doll to haunt our dreams, only this one is hiding some chompers beneath its porcelain lips. FX also released a poster of the doll with the caption “smile,” in case you weren’t sufficiently terrorized.
Similar graphics for Baby Face were used in a separate promo showing someone dragging themselves out of the water on a beach while a black substance consumes his or her leg. Watch both teasers above and below.
On Twitter, Sarah Paulson, who will return for season 6, posted an image of yet another teaser image advertised on the side of a bus. This one sees a woman in period garb praying with what appear to be rosary beads made of teeth.
Speaking to the mystery of season 6, FX CEO John Landgraf notedduring the Television Critics’ Association semi-annual press tour in August that “a lot” of the teasers are legitimate, while “the others are all misdirects.” However, fans may have already uncovered the truth, as a Reddit user noted that a copy of TV Guide referred to it as The Mist. The same subtitle was seemingly used by Rotten Tomatoes before the site quickly took it down.
Sooner or later, all will be revealed as American Horror Story returns on Wednesday, Sep. 14 on FX.