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American Horror Stories: Season 1 (2021)




Critic Consensus: American Horror Stories has its moments, but a lack of consistent narrative quality among installments and not enough scares make for an unsatisfying whole.


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American Horror Stories is a spin-off of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's award-winning hit anthology series American Horror Story.


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Critic Reviews for American Horror Stories: Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

That's really what "American Horror Stories" feels like: a group of writers sitting around talking about what they've watched and listened to and trying to make a horror story out of it.

August 9, 2021 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Yes, the two stories we've gotten so far have each followed the "AHS" pattern -- the compelling initial premise that leads to an off-the-rails conclusion -- but they don't wear out their welcome.

July 26, 2021 | Full Review…
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The final episode of the season summed up the entire experience: messy and trying so hard to hold onto the golden era of AHS.

August 20, 2021 | Full Review…

If you're a fan of the series and the deranged universe it inhabits, well, good news! All of those elements remain intact, sans the meandering narratives that seemed to stretch into eternity, and made a lot of us give up on past seasons.

August 13, 2021 | Full Review…

For those who happen to be entertained by this hyperspecific brand of narrative insanity, more of the same is great news.

August 11, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Because the mothership had difficulty sustaining a season's worth of episodes, this could be a better way of recalling horror themes and infusing them with A-list talent.

July 30, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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