If you thought a continental breakfast or complimentary Sunday newspaper were alluring hotel perks, wait until the premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel—there's going to be tons of blood and sex!

Franchise regular Finn Wittrock told PEOPLE at the Emmy Award Performers Nominee reception this weekend that the show's coming season might surprise even longtime fans of Ryan Murphy's sadistic brainchild.

"It's going to be really insane," he said. "In some ways, it's returning to the classic horror genre like the first season. Freak Show was more outside and sprawling, this is more tight and scary. The sex and the blood are really amped up too and outdoing themselves."

Wittrock will play a male model named Tristan Duffy, according to Entertainment Weekly. He says his character will be entangled with a couple of other characters, and that in Duffy's eyes, when it comes to sex, nothing's quite off the table.

"There's a little homoerotica," he shared. "My character's not gay, but he does what he's got to do to get by. That entails a few things. There's also a few intimate moments with The Lady herself which has been a lot of fun."

And Gaga, he insisted, is definitely pulling her weight on set.

"She's the real deal," he said. "She's taking it very seriously as an actor. I think people are going to be very impressed."

Excited for the new season? Tell us what you hope to see, and hang tight for the premiere on October 7 on FX.

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