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American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016)




Critic Consensus: American Horror Story: Roanoke takes a surprising turn away from prior AHS formats, revisiting the deliberate pace of earlier seasons on a spookier, smaller scale, even if the true-crime format feels overdone.


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A horror anthology series from Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy.


Critic Reviews for American Horror Story: Roanoke

All Critics (15)

This is all very fun, but I'm actually more excited -- at least for now -- by the show's format.

September 16, 2016 | Full Review…

Indeed, the setting is Roanoke. But where this new season might go from there wasn't clear by the end of the season premiere, a pretty riveting piece of classic horror.

September 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the writers only use this historical story as a mechanism for creating ghosts to torment the modern-day dwellers, and don't really take the time to explore the time period and story with the depth it deserves.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Here it seems that Murphy and his writers believe they have found a solution to the over-stuffed, gleefully excessive seasons of the past; instead, they've merely found a different approach to heavy-handed storytelling.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite its mockumentary format, this season of American Horror Story feels smaller and spookier than the last, like a campfire story read off a glowing smartphone that still manages to tap into our primitive fear: that of the great ghastly unknown.

September 15, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Six years in, it's becoming increasingly unclear why American Horror Story still exists.

September 15, 2016 | Full Review…

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An awful season that tries really hard to "shock" but fails as most found footage films did.


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