The Terror: Infamy (2019)


The Terror

Critics Consensus

Real-world and supernatural horrors collide in Infamy, an exceptionally well-crafted ghost story that creeps under the skin and stays there.



Critic Ratings: 36


Audience Score

User Ratings: 113
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Air date: Aug 12, 2019
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Set during World War II, the haunting and suspenseful second season of the horror-infused anthology The Terror: Infamy centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese American community, and a young man's journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. The season chronicles Chester Nakayama and his friends and family from Terminal Island, California, as they face persecution from the American government and battle the evil spirit that threatens their future. The Terror: Infamy tells the often overlooked story of Japanese American internment and asks what it truly means to be an American. From 1942 to 1945, more than 145,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians were forced from their homes and into internment camps by their respective governments, simply because of where they or their ancestors were born. Their story is one of perseverance in the face of injustice.


George Takei
as Yamato-san
Derek Mio
as Chester Nakayama
Shingo Usami
as Henry Nakayama
Naoko Mori
as Asako Nakayama
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Critic Reviews for The Terror Infamy

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (14)

Infamy's dual sources of terror don't quite cohere into a single story. Part of the problem may lie in the writing and plotting. But the show also seems to offer different things to different viewers.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Infamy also features a wonderfully varied range of responses from the Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans in the camps.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Infamy" is thematically rich beyond that, especially in how it navigates the old ways, the new, and the messy realities in which they collide.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Terror" remains a thoughtful story of human nature, more haunting in its honesty than its ghosts.

Aug 12, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fine second season with solid horror elements, and a particularly engaging - and relevant - message.

Aug 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is accomplished, risk-taking television. You certainly won't forget it.

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the smartest things that "Taizo" does is present the point-of-view to be, in a way, supernatural throughout this episode.

Aug 14, 2019 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

Excellent and deeply moving.

Aug 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The blend of J-horror tropes with history and family drama makes The Terror: Infamy a worthy addition to this growing anthology and makes it very difficult for AMC to find a story that will be good enough for a third chapter.

Aug 19, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

"The Terror: Infamy" makes you uncomfortable, using your anticipation of historical events to cast dread over each action and ultimately utilizes knowledge of the established horror visuals to keep you uneasy.

Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Terror: Infamy

  • 22m ago
    I want to see all of it
  • 1d ago
    Great storyline! Mixes wartime history and old family secrets that give you chills as you watch each story unfold.
  • 2d ago
    kowai! kowai desu yo!!!
  • 4d ago
    True Asian psychological horror, bleeding into the deepest, darkest part of ones psyche-had a nightmare after last night's issue!
  • 4d ago
    Definitely a show to watch!
  • 4d ago
    This show is excellent. It is thought provoking and full of suspense. Cast members do an amazing job! This is my favorite show right now!
  • 4d ago
    Love this show! Plot keeps me interested. I love trying to figure out the mystery behind the story. Excellent actors and special effects. I love how the show includes the historical components about the internment and struggle of the Japanese Americans (for example the "no, no boys".
  • 4d ago
    Awesome show..great acting from the cast, super interesting storyline and the horror element is so surreal....Epic show
  • 4d ago
    Love The Terror Infamy, a must watch
  • 4d ago
    GREAT the story and the characters! So nice to see so many Asian actors in a series.

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