American Horror Story: Apocalypse (2018)


American Horror Story

Critics Consensus

Ryan Murphy and his murderers' row of witchy performers literally save the world -- and franchise -- in Apocalypse, the series most ambitious crossover swing yet.



Critic Ratings: 6


Audience Score

User Ratings: 681
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Air date: Sep 12, 2018
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American Horror Story: Apocalypse Videos

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Season 8 of the FX horror anthology.


Sarah Paulson
as Ms. Wilhemina Venable, Cordelia Foxx & Billie Dean Howard
Emilia Ares
as Anastasia
Cody Fern
as Michael Langdon
Kathy Bates
as Ms. Miriam Mead
Adina Porter
as Dinah Stevens
Evan Peters
as Mr. Gallant & Tate Langdon
Leslie Grossman
as Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt
Joan Collins
as Evie Gallant
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Critic Reviews for American Horror Story Apocalypse

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

One giant celebration of the series, one moment after the next giving me chills.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

It's clear that AHS is running out of creative steam, having used up all of its twisted imagination

Nov 29, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' is a gift to the show's long-time fans.

Nov 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The humor kills, the cast is game, and Kathy Bates is absolutely slaying her neo-goth look.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Even if the primary pleasures of Apocalypse turn out to be based in pure nostalgia, I'm okay with that - weirdly enough, I really missed loving this show.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This season's journey to old haunts mainly reminds me of long-ago higher heights.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Apocalypse

  • Oct 13, 2019
    8/10 A highly entertaining crossover between seasons 1, 3, and 5, Apocalypse delivers on spellbinding thrills, ghostly callbacks, excellent performances (particularly Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters (in 4 different roles), and newcomer Cody Fern), and a dash of Jessica Lange, making it a fun, if a bit rushed, eighth season.
  • Oct 12, 2019
    I watched the first 3 episodes and wondered "why the hell did all these actors agree to be a part of this?!!! Kathy Bates, are you kidding me?" Seriously, this is just like daytime soap operas. Over the top acting, the writing is amateur, totally disconnected to reality... "this contains all the vitamins your body needs" - how about all the CALORIES AND MACRONUTRIENTS that wouldn't fit in that volume? The whole premise is flawed.
  • Oct 10, 2019
    One of the best seasons. Great callbacks to the earlier seasons.
  • Oct 10, 2019
    Started out good but the crossover characters were distracting. Lazy writing and the ending was disappointing
  • Oct 09, 2019
    This show starts off in a way that is captivating to audiences like me who haven't even seen the previous seasons of American Horror Story. I was drawn in by the nature of the apocalypse and was intrigued as well by the continued life underground in this bunker. There weren't many horror elements that really spoke to me outside of the intro every episode, but none the less I was interested to see what happens. Things really start to get interesting when magic starts to play a factor when one of the girls, Mallory, shows significant power that seems to Spook the long-haired evil man who claims to come from The Cooperative. The only real tension in the series comes from these First episodes where the headmistress it's just a weird bitch to everyone, and there seems to be mystery as to what the end goal is. Turns out she's just a bitch and is having fun by killing people, there's no real Rhyme or Reason, aside from years of malice from being the receptionist to cokehead cyborg builders but more on that later.. Right after everyone in the bunker seems to be murdered a group of witchy looking women strut in and revive Coco, Mallory and the African American woman from the talk show because apparently they are witches. Even now I'm still interested in what happens but then the show decides to take itself away from the apocalypse and instead become seven episodes of flashbacks to fill us in on what exactly is happening.. My girlfriend who has seen AHS in the past had already lost interest at this point due to the magic and lack of explanation, and I used my sheer stubbornness to stick the rest of the season out to see what happens regardless. Things get Messier and Messier as we learn about the pre-apocalypse Hogwarts School that is the bunker we saw for the first three episodes, and we learn of the school headmaster's Intrigue in the long-haired evil guy from the beginning, even though he is obviously a murderous villain. While I am disappointed that the episodes no longer seemed to circle around the Apocalypse, I am curious enough to keep watching. So we are shown a witches coven and a warlock School as the two opposing forces in the show now. Okay I guess, the thing that threw me off at first was that it seems like we're supposed to know these characters. The show seems to turn into a fan service series instead of an Apocalypse series, as emotional reuniting scenes with characters I don't know or care about keep happening. Characters Like Queenie and Misty reunite with the coven leader and there is even a four minute long song sequence after this Misty characters brought back from Hell by the Antichrist, and my God that song was awful and I had to fast forward through it because it was so tone-deaf and I just didn't understand or care. Knowing that this Antichrist boy Will Go On to do whatever happened in the first episode makes all of this kind of boring. Eventually the coven teaches the man witches a lesson and seemed to outwit the Antichrist, causing him to go find himself in a forest, which eventually leads to him needing a bunch of satanists in the city, lucky for him one of those old satanists knows a guy that knows a guy, that can get them in with the Illuminati and build him a robot. I would elaborate but that's really all the show needed to say, I didn't need 40 minutes or more, honestly I don't feel like I've needed the last three episodes of this point. The series seems to rely heavily on deus ex machina from this point forward, with two coke heads who run a Fortune 500 company in Silicon Valley being a part of the Illuminati and having the Revelation that they should introduce the Antichrist to them some hour after they are introduced, they are supposed to be Geniuses but they fail to realize for that long that the Illuminati who worships the devil, might want to meet the Antichrist that they've been working for. Finally 8 episodes in the Antichrist turns from a brooding idiot into the leader of the Illuminati with the power and idea to destroy the world with nuclear war. The coven has been working on ways to defeat him and apparently has some kind of time-reversal method that only Mallory can perform as exhibited by her abilities earlier in the season. Finally on the last episode we are taking back to where the series was still interesting but now I know who all the characters are and I just don't even care anymore at this point, I just want it to be over. Watching Coco try to stab the Antichrist in the back with a knife moments after watching him survive 48 bullets to the Head was I guess entertaining almost, and then to have Coco's ex-boyfriend from before the war come in and stab Mallory in the stomach just because the plot needed to be dragged out an extra five minutes- the show had just become I roll after I roll as I'm just begging it to get it over with. Finally Mallory is able to perform her miracle and goes back in time to Simply run the younger Antichrist over with a Land Rover, 3 times which is enough to kill him. This part is weird because the last time she use this ability she returned to the original time she came from instead of staying stuck in the past, but now of course she stays in the past and lives on with memories of the future, and God I wonder where her past self is but this series doesn't care about that I guess. That's the least of my questions at this point. The final fuck you from the series comes in the final moments where they finally revisit the young couple from the first two episodes that seems like they would be the main characters of the series originally, showing them starting a family together but why would the show be doing this with its last 3 minutes if not give us yet another Antichrist born of these two wonderful people. This isn't even cool at this point, the Antichrist wasn't even good at what he did, he was an idiot and I was almost half happy to see the witches just live on, I don't understand why this couple would give birth to an antichrist, supposedly the last one was born because the house was on a portal to hell and all this other shit, so this is only happening because the first one was stopped and the series' wanted to do something cool to make you feel like nothing matters, but believe me I felt like that long before this part of the show ever happened. This was a mess, I could care less about most of the characters, the antagonist was annoying and stupid, his reasons were vague, the horror was absent, the drama was mediocre, and in 10 episodes we got maybe 2 of actual apocalypse. This felt like a mindless mess of witchy illuminati fan fiction dreamt up by a teenage girl.
  • Oct 09, 2019
    I only have watched 5 episodes, it was going great until the coven season crashed it. At that point it became a soap opera and not a horror storyline. I have enjoyed previous seasons, except the Coven one because it is mostly about magic spells and witchcraft and all that mumbo jumbo. That it is only scary if you're if you're a 8 year old kid. Too bad they had to bring that stuff back to the Apocalypse season, they ruined a good storyline.
  • Oct 09, 2019
    ***Spoiler alert** * I LOVEEEED all the other seasons. However, this one is missing a huge gap where redhead secretary decides to turn witchy and into the head of an underground safehouse. Also, at what point does she decide to up and kidnap robo mom?? Did I miss that part? It showed him making robo mom and him bringing robo mom home, but.... that's it. How does redhead secretary get to where she's at? Does she steal robo mom? What about the other guys? Super confusing season all around. I'm super into witchy stuff, but, I was hoping for something else with this..
  • Oct 09, 2019
    Ok so was this season the best quality wise? No , maybe not. But it was the most fun I've had watching this show, and Cody Fern as Michael Langdon really makes me overlook any flaws it may have. Ave Satanas.
  • Oct 06, 2019
    This was OK and little bit disappointing, I'm talking about how the plot goes. Also, I love the addition to the cast, The Great Cody Fern.
  • Oct 05, 2019
    One of my favorite seasons !!! Every episode is juicy and if you are a "coven " fan you will go crazy for it ! Exciting, amazing acting as always !

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