American Horror Story: 1984 (2019)

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1984
American Horror Story

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A near-perfect blend of slasher tropes and American Horror Story's trademark twists, 1984 is a bloody good time.

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Critic Ratings: 5

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User Ratings: 595
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 18, 2019
2
Air date: Sep 25, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 2, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 9, 2019
5
Air date: Oct 16, 2019
6
Air date: Oct 23, 2019
7
Air date: Oct 30, 2019
8
Air date: Nov 6, 2019
9
Air date: Nov 13, 2019

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Tv Season Info

In the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood; as they adjust to their new jobs, they quickly learn that the only thing scarier than campfire tales is the past coming to haunt them.

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Critic Reviews for American Horror Story 1984

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (0)

Murphy clearly put a lot of thought into the aliens.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

AHS: 1984 genuinely ended on a happy note.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

It's somewhat ironic then that watching the ghosts of Camp Redwood murder Richard Ramirez again and again actually turned out to be the finale's biggest highlight.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A truly disturbing plot.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

From its very first promos, I had a good feeling about AHS: 1984-and so far the slasher homage has not let me down.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: 1984

  • 3h ago
    AHS 1984 highlights the true horror of the 80's. Bad hair. Mustaches that look like pornstaches. Hideous fashion. Mediocre to nauseating pop / rock music that only sounds good when you do a lot of cocaine. Processed cheese horror films and sappy soap operas. A ghost stuck in a 1980's vibe would be in a living hell. Most of the previous AHS anthology has been smart and entertaining. I felt trapped like the ghosts, as I watched and waited for a plot twist that would save this season. The show felt shallow, boring, and self aggrandizing. Just like pop culture in 1984.
  • 7h ago
    The American Horror Story franchise certainly made a magnanimous and much need comeback with this chilling and perfectly scripted season. Bringing back the nostalgia of some the best 80s slasher movies, this season should definitely be added to your new binge checklist!
  • 10h ago
    Loved every single aspect of this year's AHS from theme To simplicity, writing was outstanding. Thank you for this! Only wish it would have been even longer!!!
  • 11h ago
    Loved this season, lots of great moments, twists and finished off with a perfect ending 👌🏻 I also love the richters they were my favourites and Brooke and donna's duo was epic. I hope to see a lot of them in the next season 👏🏻👏🏻
  • 13h ago
    Least fav season minus the cult season. I need AHS to really redeem themselves after what's felt like 3 years of "just ok" seasons. This season was exciting in the trailer before it debuted but when I watched it I felt it was super rushed through and didnt allow a lot of the storyline to play out fully (perhaps add some much needed suspense). It was just ok in my opinion. Patiently waiting for a bomb ass season like freak show and the hotel with gaga. Hell I would take a old fashion haunted house theme again like season 1 compared to season 9 :/ Disappointed
  • 15h ago
    By far the best season that makes one thing inparticular feel alive, the 80's!
  • 18h ago
    American Horror Story: 1984 (Season 9)- 9/10 Got a love/hate relationship with this show. It'll do something to turn me off only to later pique my curiosity and interest in a later season. This time I was attracted because the show tackled the concept of an 80's slasher in the classic summer camp setting. I'm pleased to say this season was pretty good. This is one of the better examples of what the show does best: being creative, surprising, and a little bat guano crazy. The show manages to play with the expectations of the slasher trope and really keeps you guessing. As is also the case with the show, the cast is mostly excellent all around. MVP this time is Billie Lourde as a wildcat aerobics instructor and camp counselor. Credit should also given to actor Trevor Kirchner who plays another counselor, a character far different from his one in Glee. Between his new look and performance, I didn't even realize it was him until it was pointed out to me. Of course this season also has the show's traditional weaknesses, a sheer disregard for real world logic, including weird unnatural character actions and reactions, and trying to juggle more ideas and people than it should within the constraints of ten episodes. I found Leslie Grossman's camp owner to be the season's one weak player. Her personality and dialogue ingratiate and she exists to service the plot rather than be a truly fleshed-out individual. The season also reuses an element in the show that is pretty worn out by now. American Horror Story can frustrate people. and this season is no different, so I don't think it's for everyone. However, know that this is quite an original, off-kilter work.
  • 22h ago
    A good love letter to 80s slasher films, as Ryan and Brad intended it to be. The line Montana says at the end perhaps sums up the entire season "Tell our ghost stories, and the 80s will never die." Perhaps the most consistent and non-convoluted story of the show, it was a joy to watch.
  • Nov 14, 2019
    AHS 1984 mixes classic slasher tropes with the fresh American Horror Story formula. Although it poses some continuity issues with the overall series, this season is a refreshing change to the series and deserves more recognition. Angelica Ross is the clear stand out of the season and holds her ground in place of Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. This season is a must watch to loyal viewers, classic slasher fans, and AHS fans lost after Hotel who want to find a way back in.
  • 1d ago
    Great season, Leslie Grossman has entered the list of one of the best AHS villains, simply a sublime performance like Billie Lourd, Emma Roberts and the amazing John Carroll Lynch, Zach Villa impeccable as Richard Ramírez. Honorable mention to the wonderful Lily Rabe, she gave a master class of acting.

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