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Critic reviews for Pilot
Aw hell, I'm not even sure which characters are alive or dead here. But I want to find out. And as long as you get me to episode 2, your pilot has done its job.
American Horror Story won't be for everyone, but it just might be for me. The premiere episode was so densely packed with stuff that I can't wait for them to start unpacking it.
Filled with quick camera cuts, creepy music and sound effects, an ambient setting and intriguing characters, American Horror Story succeeds at transitioning horror to the small screen.
I just need more for my viewing pleasure than a furrowed brow. The aim of a series can't be solely to leave viewers asking WTF at the end of every episode, or, heck, every scene.
I think that what's most exciting about the series at this point is that it's clear that the house has many stories to tell and that one can assume, having just seen brief glimpses of the madness, that it's going to be a hellacious ride.
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