Ryan Murphy's Twitter announcement that Season 8 would feature a crossover of the Murder House and Coven seasons was "oddly straightforward," says Sam Barsanti, noting that the mega-producer "tends to be frustratingly obtuse with his American Horror Story teases. Barsanti adds: "The Murder House season of American Horror Story was a lot of fun, right? It had a baby Antichrist, it had the Rubber Man, and it had a weirdly positive ending where everyone became happy ghosts. (There was also a deeply unfortunate school shooting plot because Ryan Murphy needs an editor, but we can ignore that.) Conversely, the Coven season was almost as far away as you can get from fun without being actively painful."