Chapter 3
American Horror Story Roanoke

93%

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Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

"Chapter 3" ratchets up the action by finally exploring the hauntings of the Roanoke house and introducing a potential villain in gory AHS style.

Episode Info

Disturbing secrets surface during a search for Flora and the family seek help from a strange medium to find her.

Cast

Critic Reviews for Chapter 3

There's the introduction of a new character who compensates for the camp humor missing from the series up to now, and we finally get a partial explanation for the spooky goings on in the woods.

Sep 29, 2016 | Full Review…

Chapter 3 is a very busy episode, yet it still manages to be completely dull, which is sad to say about an episode that features feral children, hypnotism sex, and outrageous old-timey (Irish?) accents.

Sep 29, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

American Horror Story: Pig Year returns in its third week with, finally, some explanation of the colonial mythos that's been haunting the Roanoke farmhouse where Shelby, Matt, and Lee have been terrorized.

Sep 28, 2016 | Full Review…

[It] provides a perfect dramatic cliffhanger to leave us on; like we've reached the peak of a rollercoaster, waiting now for the inevitable descent.

Sep 29, 2016 | Full Review…

In "Chapter 3" of American Horror Story: Roanoke, Kathy Bates is here to kick ass and eat still-beating hearts. And she's all out of hearts.

Sep 29, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

American Horror Story has redeemed itself in the bloodiest, goriest, most knife-throwing, throat-slitting, flesh-burning, cannibalistic way.

Sep 29, 2016 | Full Review…

This was the best installment of the season yet.

Sep 29, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Needless to say, things are getting real complicated, real quick... And they didn't calm down at all this episode.

Sep 29, 2016 | Full Review…

This third episode was by far the most outlandishly nuts yet.

Sep 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Right now, my reason for viewing are the performances from Paulson, Gooding Jr., and Bassett.

Oct 3, 2016 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

I must admit, this has been fun, trying to figure out where all this is going, and if the idea was to keep people guessing and engaged, then in that case, Murphy and company have already succeeded.

Sep 29, 2016 | Full Review…

Three episodes into American Horror Story and a clear pattern of callbacks is starting to emerge. FX and its marketing may be calling this the Roanoke season, but I'm inclined to call it American Horror Story: Meta.

Sep 29, 2016 | Full Review…