First Official Press Release from American Horror Story: Asylum

Episode 1 – “Welcome to Briarcliff” (Airs October 17, 10:00 pm e/p) – Welcome to Briarcliff Manor, a notorious insane asylum home to the deranged serial killer, Bloody Face. Lurking in the shadows of this “sanctuary of healing” are terrifying evils that blur the boundaries between reality and insanity. Written by Tim Minear; directed by Bradley Buecker.

Episode 2×01 of American Horror Story: Asylum is still three weeks out. ‘Welcome To Briarcliff,’ premieres on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 10pm on FX.