For little monsters eager for a first look at Lady Gaga in the new season of "American Horror Story: Hotel?" Put your bags down and check in.

While Gaga's whole visage is unavailable, her hands are somewhat unmistakable in this 10-second promotional clip via FX. All-silver, other-worldly, razor-sharp and tough? Ding.

At San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, panelists for "AHS" revealed how Mother Monster came to be cast on the show: she wrote and told creator Ryan Murphy that she was a fan. The singer scored an evil role written especially for her, though she will not be singing for the horror series. [EW]

"AHS: Hotel" will premiere in October.

After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.