American Horror Story: Coven (2013 - 2014)

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A noteworthy ensemble cast combined with creepy storytelling and campy, outrageous thrills make American Horror Story: Coven a potently structured fright-fest.

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Critic Ratings: 36

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 9, 2013

A young girl discovers she has a strange genetic affliction in the series 3 premiere.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2013

Death has failed to claim more than one person, including Madame LaLaurie, whose secrets Fiona is determined to find out.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2013

Fiona takes on an unlikely protégé. Meanwhile, Zoe tries to help Kyle.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2013

Set in both modern day and the 1830s, this season centres on a coven of witches who relocated from Salem to New Orleans before the Salem witch trials.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2013

Besieged by Marie Laveau's army, Zoe unleashes a new power, while Madame LaLaurie is confronted by old ghosts.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2013

Set in both modern day and the 1830s, this season centres on a coven of witches who relocated from Salem to New Orleans before the Salem witch trials.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2013

Queenie develops doubts about LaLaurie. Meanwhile, Fiona becomes involved in a dangerous love affair.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2013

The third season of Ryan Murphy's twisted horror anthology presents a new tale in 'American Horror Story: Coven'.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2013

Fiona eyes an alliance with Marie Laveau. Later, Cordelia's attacker is revealed; and Nan learns a disturbing truth about Luke's past.

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Air date: Jan 8, 2014

Cordelia learns the truth about Hank and the witch hunters. Meanwhile, Madison tries to eliminate her competition.

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The third season of this horror anthology series is set primarily at a secret school for witches in New Orleans. After an absence in Season 2, Taissa Farmiga returns to the show as Zoe Benson, a young woman who unexpectedly discovers that she possesses a dangerous supernatural ability. She's sent to the special Louisiana school -- which is run by Headmistress Cordelia Foxx (Sarah Paulson) where she embarks on spell-filled adventures with fellow witches Madison Montgomery (Emma Roberts), Nan (Jamie Brewer) and Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe). Jessica Lange is also back as Fiona Goode, a powerful witch chasing eternal life, while Evan Peters plays frat boy Kyle Spencer in his return. Other familiar faces include Denis O'Hare and Lily Rabe, while newcomers Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett bring fresh excitement to the talented cast.

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Critic Reviews for American Horror Story Coven

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (20)

So far, so creepy

Oct 9, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

If Coven can stay away from scary moments that carry a too-strong whiff of real human suffering and instead serve the chills with enjoyable snark, we'll fall under its spell.

Oct 8, 2013 | Full Review…

Whatever else happens in the new season, Bates and Lange will be chewing scenery together.

Oct 9, 2013 | Full Review…

The sheer number of amazing actors who've joined up with creator Ryan Murphy's repertory company is reason enough to watch.

Jan 20, 2021 | Full Review…

But unlike the series' first two iterations, Murder House and Asylum, Coven has finally figured out a way to incorporate feminism convincingly into the DNA of American Horror Story.

Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The formula works particularly well in this installment, thanks to uninhibited work by the big-name cast.

Oct 9, 2013 | Full Review…

Seeing [Jessica Lange and Angela Bassett] cat it out on screen in their various banters was something to live for.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Cult tries to hit close to home but ultimately misses the mark. Clearly, many are living in a true American horror story - why not give viewers an escape or offer real cultural critique instead of simply holding up a funhouse mirror?

Oct 18, 2017 | Full Review…

It's always hard to tell how any series will go, especially one as reliably twisty and turny as American Horror Story, but in its first hour at least, Coven offers a clear entertaining setup for a potentially strong season.

Oct 9, 2013 | Full Review…

Hey, I was won over (for at least a week) when, in the midst of a mother-daughter argument, Fiona tells Cordelia, "Don't make me drop a house on you."

Oct 9, 2013 | Full Review…

There are aspects of Coven that are stylish and clever, and others that are just Carrie on steroids. The cast, of course, is tremendous.

Oct 9, 2013 | Full Review…

The third installment in Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story dials back the frights for more confident storytelling.

Oct 9, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Coven

  • Jan 09, 2021
    Perfeito ,melhor temporada
  • Dec 16, 2020
    American Horror Story: Coven, tells the storie behind a modern day witch school and their inhabitants, focussing on the search of the new strongest witch, the "Supreme". Although the concept behind the season would offer a broad range of opportunities for horror, Coven ends up feeling more like a teenie show, which is partly due to the young protagonists, but also because of a lack of thrills and scares. Featuring very little gore, the season spends a lot more time on character introduction and development, than on establishing a scary or thrilling atmosphere. Likewise, due to the fictional setting, death loses a lot of fright, as people can very easily be brought back to life, just as well as torn limbs can be rebuilt. Covens plot is pretty linear, however not boring and it is fun to see the characters grow and witness the numerous intrigues unfold. Nonetheless, the setting and the overall pretty timid characters give the story a rather light and friendly feel, which does not fit too well with the American Horror Story Series. All in all, American Horror Story: Coven is a pretty entertaining season, but lacks a lot of scares and horror scenes, whis is especially disappointing since the seasons theme would have offered many possibilities. Thus, I would recommend this season to people who favour an interesting plot and deep characters over scares and thrills. You will like this season if you enjoyed The Covenant, The Craft or Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
  • Nov 21, 2020
    American Horror Story: Coven, without a doubt, is one of the best seasons of the series, with a great plot, and a good development.
  • Nov 05, 2020
    A creative way to be fun and twisted at the same time. The way they presented diversity in terms of ethnicity and physical limitation is non exploitative but very well woven to the fabric of the story. The rise of Sarah Paulson as the new Queen of AHS universe was beautifully done with Jessica Lange turning over the crown. The queens of AHS never fails to deliver. Frances Conroy's Myrtle Snow is simply worth remembering.
  • Oct 27, 2020
    This is the absolute worse season of the first three seasons
  • Oct 05, 2020
    American Horror Story: Coven changes up the typical formula for a fun but sometimes bumpy ride.
  • Aug 06, 2020
    A meditation on youth and death. AHS again constructs an intriguing, dream-like story with a strong performance by Jessica Lange. This season, however, didn't explore the depths of the other characters to any substantial degree, leaving many of them feeling distant or one-dimensional.
  • Jul 16, 2020
    Una trama muy interesante y entretenida que a los fans nos dejara mas que satisfechos.
  • Jun 19, 2020
    Incredibly interesting with cinematography for days and a plethora of iconic characters.
  • May 25, 2020
    Its a fun season but it is not scary especially after asylum

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