American Horror Story: Apocalypse looks like the franchise's dumbest season ever
Source: The Atlantic
"FX has hyped Apocalypse as the ultimate treat for Story fans, promising to bring back characters from the first season (set in a house haunted by hot ghosts) and the third (about a coven of sassy witches)," says Spencer Kornhaber. "Those earlier installments did indeed provide the scary, silly, and moving highlights of a franchise whose eternally promising conceit has been undermined by sloppy tonal shifts and plotting. The Apocalypse premiere can barely muster even the baseline bonkers, though: Forgoing the directive to terrify, it relies on first-draft camp comedy. Most troubling is that by wiping the Earth and heading below ground, (Ryan) Murphy and (Brad) Falchuk are betting they can construct a coherent new world according to their tastes and imagination. But eight seasons in, their stores of those resources appear as barren as California in nuclear winter."
- Apocalypse premieres to more than 3 million viewers, down from last season's premiere
- American Horror Story ditched the seriousness of Cult for the campy fun of Apocalypse
- This was one of the strongest premieres in American Horror Story history
- Nothing in the premiere was even remotely scary or shocking
- Apocalypse has perhaps the most visually beguiling set-up of any in the anthology so far
- The premiere's first moments redeemed the aimless, camping next 45 minutes
- American Horror Story: Apocalypse unveils the first look at Jessica Lange in her return as Constance
- Will Sarah Paulson ever be finished with American Horror Story?
- FX releases creepy American Horror Story: Apocalypse character portraits
- American Horror Story: Apocalypse unveils its official trailer