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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 5, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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  • Summary: Season eight subtitled Apocalypse is said to be a a crossover of Season 1's Murder House and Season 3's Coven.
  • Genre(s): Horror

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Fallon
    Sep 13, 2018
    80
    Vignettes of people reacting to the world’s end carried more emotional heft than Horror Story is known for, and the depravity that follows doomsday is, as depicted here, suitably chilling. Yet at the same time, we’re watching Leslie Grossman shriek hilariously entitled freakouts and Joan Collins purr sassy one-liners while a Ryan Murphy-approved troupe of impeccably bone-structured twinks preen in fabulous clothes (and occasionally without!). It’s fun!
  2. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Sep 13, 2018
    75
    Even if the formula is familiar, AHS is having one helluva time playing with it. Actors like Grossman and Williams are hamming it up with style, the fast-paced storytelling makes the most of its time jumps, and the sets are simply gorgeous.
  3. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Sep 13, 2018
    70
    It’s early yet, but the moments of genuine pain gleaned from the first moments of the episode redeem the somewhat aimless, camping next 45 minutes. ... In the absence of a greater theme announcing itself, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, ringing in the end of days with weird hairdos and an unbelievable story of the devil himself, counts as something close to escapism.
  4. Reviewed by: Haleigh Foutch
    Sep 13, 2018
    60
    It’s the end of the world and American Horror Story is back with a bang, it’s just too early to tell if there’s any real structure worth sticking around for after the the shock and awe.
  5. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Sep 13, 2018
    50
    I call the premiere of American Horror Story: Apocalypse "silly," but that's hardly the worst thing in the world. The fast-moving pre-credit sequence, directed by Bradley Buecker against a deceptively sunny Los Angeles backdrop, was packed with malevolent chuckles.
  6. Reviewed by: Spencer Kornhaber
    Sep 13, 2018
    30
    The Apocalypse premiere can barely muster even the baseline bonkers, though: Forgoing the directive to terrify, it relies on first-draft camp comedy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Sep 14, 2018
    10
    Stellar premiere. Even 8 seasons into this franchise, American Horror Story: Apocalypse is able to add something fresh and new. The cast isStellar premiere. Even 8 seasons into this franchise, American Horror Story: Apocalypse is able to add something fresh and new. The cast is (unsurprisingly) stellar, with Paulson and Bates sending chills down our spins while Grossman and Collins deliver comedy gold. Visually, the show has never been better. The Victorian/ Gothic style adds a whole new dimension to the show and makes the show feel creepier than it has felt in many years. Ryan Murphy and his team are off to a good start with Apocalypse. And we've only seen one of the many returning characters so far! Expand
  2. Sep 13, 2018
    10
    If you are a fan of the firsts seasons of American Horror Story you have to watch this!
    With a new cast, Apocalypse put his mark in your fan
    If you are a fan of the firsts seasons of American Horror Story you have to watch this!
    With a new cast, Apocalypse put his mark in your fan heart at the first episode. In my opinion, Leslie Grossman and Cody Fern will be the reveleations of this season, i loved Grossman's characther. The old cast, i think Sarah's new characther is FANTASTIC and you'll be intimidate by Ms. Venable. Peters are good too with Adina Porter and the amazing Kathy Bates. Oh and the clothes? I LOVED! The history of this episode is good and light, if you watch one time you'll understand the history and the beginning.
    Congrats to Mr. Murphy and all the team of American Horror Story, this season has so much potential, and i think the old fans with new fans will LOVE it!
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  3. Oct 4, 2018
    10
    The last few seasons left me worried for the longevity of the show, but Apocalypse is the AHS I remember! I'm pleased with the direction andThe last few seasons left me worried for the longevity of the show, but Apocalypse is the AHS I remember! I'm pleased with the direction and the character crossovers; the production quality is exactly where the show needs to be now. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2018
    8
    Esta temporada está mais absurda do que nunca. Parece haver alguns personagens muito interessantes e reviravoltas inesperadas na história queEsta temporada está mais absurda do que nunca. Parece haver alguns personagens muito interessantes e reviravoltas inesperadas na história que prendem as pessoas ao ecrã. Por outro lado, o horror quase não está presente. A série nunca atinge níveis perfeitos, mas, pelo menos, esta temporada é cativante. Expand
  5. Oct 11, 2018
    6
    Apocalypse crutches on lousy characters, corny melodrama, and an inconsistent tone, but the show’s eighth installment does not disappoint onceApocalypse crutches on lousy characters, corny melodrama, and an inconsistent tone, but the show’s eighth installment does not disappoint once crossover aspects are introduced with AHS’s most compelling story in years. Expand
  6. Nov 14, 2018
    4
    After all the hype for this season I was very disappointed. Just didn't capture my attention like previous seasons. Of course I love theAfter all the hype for this season I was very disappointed. Just didn't capture my attention like previous seasons. Of course I love the cast but the actual story itself wasn't good. Expand
  7. Nov 4, 2018
    0
    men evil, women good and not important, that all - the witches and sorcerers worshipped the devil!

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