Say what you will about 'American Horror Story''s absurd propensity for tantalizing teasers that reveal absolutely nothing out of context, the Emmy-winning FX series sure has a way with imagery. 'American Horror Story: Coven' has finally slithered out its first official poster, putting to rest months of artistic fakes and offering up a creepy mouthful to chew on before the October 9 premiere.

As per usual, we're not given much to go on from the third cycle of Ryan Murphy's horror-thriller, though we're sure the remaining members of Whitesnake are kicking themselves over lost album cover potential. The first 'Coven' one-sheet highlights three lovely ladies of either witchcraft or voodoo, sharing a single serpent that snakes between their sultry selves.

We know that the third season will divide between both present and 1830s New Orleans to tell its terrifying tale. As listed on the poster, ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ will also welcome newcomers Christine Ebersole, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Leslie Jordan and Gabourey Sidibe, along with returning franchise regulars Jessica Lange, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckinridge, Lily Rabe, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.

The third season will premiere on Wednesday, October 9, so gaze into the full 'American Horror Story: Coven' poster below, and give us your thoughts and predictions on season 3 in the comments!

American Horror Story Coven Poster Season 3 Snakes

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