Election Night
American Horror Story Cult

85%

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Critic Ratings: 20
Critics Consensus

Filled with paranoia-fueled chills, "Election Night" launches another unpredictable, satirical season of American Horror Story.

Episode Info

After the surprising results of the 2016 presidential election, a fearful woman's phobias begin to resurface.

Cast

Critic Reviews for Election Night

... the scariest thing about American Horror Story, the world we are actually living in, remains even after you turn it off.

Sep 6, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Perhaps best of all, it really is a horror story. One that uses artful cinematography and remarkable performances.

Sep 13, 2017 | Full Review…

The episode's random acts of violence don't confront fear so much as exploit it.

Sep 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Paulson is playing an unhinged woman perfectly, and Ally surely has more than her fair share of problems. Just like the rest of America, it seems like she's being gas-lit by current events.

Sep 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

When a key characters grabs a bottle of rosé as a potential defense weapon in the first episode, it's clear there isn't enough wine in the universe to make this mess go away.

Sep 13, 2017 | Full Review…

[Evan Peters' Kai is] turning out to be the show's scariest villain in years. That's not to say the reemergence of Twisty during that grotesque comic book sequence in the premiere didn't have us reaching for the covers (and a puke bucket).

Sep 5, 2017 | Full Review…

It's always ill advised to try and predict Ryan Murphy's next move, so perhaps for now we'll just focus on getting the clowns out of our brains before it's time to sleep.

Sep 5, 2017 | Full Review…

The season seven premiere was more chilling than I was ready for - and I've been watching it since it's beginning in 2011.

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…

All tricks and no treats, it makes Halloween look candy-ass.

Sep 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

American Horror Story: Cult is using a setting and storyline that might draw on first-timers who are as shocked by this first episode as they were on election night.

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

So first question is the obvious one: How is Cult doing so far at its satire of Trump's America? So far, not too bad.

Sep 15, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

If Murphy doesn't fill in the blanks in the coming episodes this might end up being the most confusing season yet. Now that is a scary thought.

Sep 5, 2017 | Full Review…

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