American Horror Story: Cult (2017)


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Critics Consensus

American Horror Story: Cult intrigues with timely, over-the-top creepiness - and lots of clowns - despite being hampered by broad political generalizations and occasional holes in the narrative's logic.



Critic Ratings: 49


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User Ratings: 1260
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Air date: Sep 5, 2017
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Season 7 of the FX horror anthology.

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Critic Reviews for American Horror Story Cult

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (19)

While it sometimes displays Murphy's go-for-broke inconsistency of character and style, it also makes for very fascinating television.

Sep 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Creepy, over-the-top, and (yup) scary.

Sep 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Liberals aren't just snowflakes with imaginary fears, and the right isn't only made up of soulless fear-mongers. The politics of fear may work, but the twisted logic in this futile exercise falls apart quickly.

Aug 31, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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Trump is a tough nut to tackle -- and you can take that literally if you'd like. Even so, this is a big, bloody hunk of red meat for his remaining defenders, many of whom already see Hollywood in the worst ways imaginable.

Aug 31, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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The scary stuff here is the direction America is heading right now, which is either catastrophic or a necessary course correction, depending on whether you've considered buying a "Nasty Woman" T-shirt or a "Make America Great Again" hat.

Sep 14, 2017 | Full Review…

With remarkable speed, Ryan Murphy has added MAGA to this rotation of terror, hip to the sentiment that Trump's election is the horror story from which we cannot wake.

Sep 7, 2017 | Full Review…
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The first episode shows that the show has the ability to be fascinating, but it is in a very intermittently way. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

'American Horror Story: Cult' began shocking, as usually happens in all seasons, and has ended up losing all the strength on the road, becoming almost exhausted and without resources in its end. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 6, 2019 | Full Review…

To say that Murphy's series handles this was subtlety would be a lie. Instead, it directly confronts the phobias that we feel as individuals and as a country.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Cult is a stand out addition to the AHS series, mostly due to its portrayal of real horrors.

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

American Horror Story: Cult is truly giving me Murder House vibes solely off the fact that this is the first time I have been scared while watching this show.

Jun 22, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

While Lange's humor was subtle, side of the mouth, and pure honey-glazed glass shards, Billie Lourd comes equipped with that certain Tweetable humor that is irresistible and scene stealing, but for entirely different reasons.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Cult

  • 3d ago
    Now that we have had 3 years of Trump, this episode rings true.
  • 4d ago
    One of the best seasons. shows that the shows are always human beings.
  • Oct 13, 2019
    Very one sided and you can tell what their intentions are with this season very dis
  • Oct 11, 2019
    I really love AHS and every other season is amazing stuff. This season was lackluster and I had to trudge through to the finish. There were some good parts and the spiral of Kai as the cult leader was interesting and the acting of the whole cast is still amazing and on par with the rest of the series. This one just felt like they ran with a hot topic and weren't sure where they were going at the start.
  • Oct 10, 2019
    Most people leaving bad reviews didn't even make it passed the first episode. Your political opinion doesn't matter because its just a show that has no real influence on politics. Evan was just playing a role. Its American Horror Story, Jim Jones type of stuff. Just put it aside and enjoy the show! It was a great season in my opinion!
  • Oct 07, 2019
    Abject garbage. Incoherent and laughably implausible narrative peppered with "orange man bad" cliche. Progressively stupider with each episode. Terrible waste of an exceptionally talented cast. Skip this season.
  • Oct 06, 2019
    This season makes us admit that Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters can bring AHS without Jessica Lange. This season also brings back the disturbance of the show that makes it creepy.
  • Oct 05, 2019
    Political garbage. Half an episode in and I'm skipping this season.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    A season of Trump Derangement Syndrome and fear mongering. How original. Ryan Murphy had run out of that trait after the first three seasons.
  • Sep 28, 2019
    I am the wrong person to review this season, as I am terrified of clowns. I could not make it all the way through.

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