Mid-Western Assassin
American Horror Story Cult

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Critic Ratings: 17
Critics Consensus

Cult finally feels somewhat cohesive in "Mid-Western Assassin," if only it wasn't quite so timely.

Episode Info

An unexpected source reveals the truth behind the cult to Ally. Kai's run for City Council is challenged by a new candidate.

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Critic Reviews for Mid-Western Assassin

American Horror Story may not be able to satisfy its fans by toning things down, but it hit the right chord this week - for victims, for fans, and for the series itself.

Oct 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Even when they think you know what's going on in American Horror Story: Cult, the show manages to throw some ridiculous twists at fans.

Oct 11, 2017 | Full Review…

AHS: Cult is utterly baroque in its presentation gore. It hosts a Grand Guignol-level of exploitation, here to inflate the absurdity of America's fetishizing of violence and blood and, yes, guns.

Oct 13, 2017 | Full Review…

The need to edit out a moment of violence that now feels all too real is all the more chilling when you consider Cult is acting as a giant metaphor (and some could say, as a giant mirror held up to) the post-election era.

Oct 11, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

AHS would do better reverting back to the period piece settings of its earliest seasons rather than mining modern politics for vacant social satire and real-life horror gimmicks

Oct 16, 2017 | Full Review…

The episode is explosive, obviously, but the subtle machinations of the making of a murderess also helps show the implosion of the political body.

Oct 11, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

So far, this season has somehow gone exactly where we thought it would go and not where we thought it would go at all...

Oct 11, 2017 | Full Review…

As a bonus, they've now at least temporarily gotten Ally out of the picture.

Oct 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Of all the episodes this season, this one was the least horrific, but it was so for a horrific reason: everything in this episode was too real, was stuff that I feel like I have been desensitized to.

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Obviously, the timing of the episode was too close for comfort to the tragic events in Las Vegas, so producer Ryan Murphy wisely trimmed things down a bit.

Oct 18, 2017 | Full Review…

American Horror Story: Cult isn't one to shy away from violence and [this] episode included one of its most brutal acts yet.

Oct 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Ally, you got played girl.

Oct 11, 2017 | Full Review…

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