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Lady Gaga Will Suck Your Blood In American Horror Story: Hotel

Another season of American Horror Story means another new setting. Following Murder House, Asylum, Coven, and Freak Show, the fifth season of FX’s Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series is aptly called Hotel, and is set in the spooky Hotel Cortez. The joint is run by Lady Gaga’s Countess, who, according to Entertainment Weekly’s just-released cover story, is “a glamorous socialite who attends art openings and fashion shows and maintains her looks not from a steady diet of kale but from imbibing human blood.”

As to whether or not Gaga plays a true-blue vampire, series co-creator Ryan Murphy told EW he prefers the terms “ancient blood virus.” And what’s a vampi—er, ancient blood virus victim—without an unquenchable sex drive? Fear not, we’re also told the Countess will be involved in a “macabre love triangle” avec costars Matt Bomer (who also digs the red stuff) and Finn Wittrock (who plays a hunky male model).

In addition to sharing 10 whole pics plus their cover art (see below), EW offered a nice cast and character breakdown, which not only boasts Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett, but also a demon that dispatches its prey with a pointy dildo.

“Also gravitating around the world of the Cortez are Ramona Royale (Angela Bassett), an actress/former lover of The Countess’ seeking revenge; Iris (Kathy Bates), Donovan’s mother and the front desk clerk; Liz Taylor (Denis O’Hare), a cross-dresser nicknamed by The Countess; Hypodermic Sally (Sarah Paulson), a junkie and friend of The Countess; Detective John Lowe (Wes Bentley), a cop investigating a murderer named the Ten Commandments Killer; and The Addiction Demon, a creature in the vein of Rubberman or Bloodyface, who has no eyes or mouth but does wield a nasty, conical drillbit dildo.”

American Horror Story: Hotel will spook your pants off October 7 on FX. Now here are the EW pics we just know you’ll go gaga for:

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