34 Creepy-Ass Lady Gaga GIFs to Prepare You for ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

Tonight is the night, Little Monsters both literal and literal only in the sense that you are fans of Lady Gaga: American Horror Story: Hotel, starring Gaga as The Countess, finally premieres.

In celebration of Gaga’s highly-anticipated turn on the popular FX series, I thought it an apt time to look back into the darkness. The fact of the matter is Gaga has been preparing us for this moment for years. Her aesthetic and her iconic visuals have often veered toward the violent and grotesque. To that end, I have collected 34 GIFs of Gaga in all of her previous gory glory to get you amped for the carnage that is to come. Don’t be scared; we’ll get through this together…

There was that time she bled out on stage…

… and then ended that performance hanging from the ceiling…

“The Manifesto of Little Monsters” from The Monster Ball Tour included just a few slightly disturbing characters. Like:

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Yeah, this certainly didn’t give anyone any nightmares…

This “Alejandro” clip looks like an Asylum deleted scene:

*SCREAMS UNCONTROLLABLY*

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Gaga’s take on Murder House’s Rubber Man:

Gaga the Stabby Ninja:

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That time she was a dead mermaid or whatever…

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The entire Fame short film was the stuff of nightmares:

That damn “Manifesto of Little Monsters” again…

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American Horror Story: Applause

Rubber Man Redux:

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What kind of unknowable shower monster did Gaga embody in the “Bad Romance” video?

Yep, “The Manifesto of Little Monsters” again…

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Previously unreleased footage of Gaga auditioning for Freak Show:

This could literally have come from any series of American Horror Story (but it in fact comes from The Monster Ball Tour):

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Fame again *shudder*:

We all remember the time Gaga, dressed like a fashion-foward Predator, shot a man onstage during The Born This Way Ball…

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Slowly licking a mannequin’s fingers? Because that’s not chilling!

Hold me…

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Does this “Born This Way” scene bring to mind Tate’s school massacre scenes from Murder House?

The Born This Way Ball was only slightly dark and disturbing:

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More dark imagery from The Monster Ball:

And more from Fame

And that damned “Manifesto” again…

AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

OH GOOD LORD, TAKE ME NOW, JESUS!

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*SOUL FLOATS AWAY*

GAH!

RUN! BATS!!!!!

I saved the most absolutely terrifying one for last…

See? Now you’re ready for whatever may come tonight and all season on Hotel. You’re welcome (for the bad dreams).