American Horror Story Asylum



Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

"Nor'easter" tightens the focus on plot, while maintaining its trademark campy, scary thrills.

Episode Info

As a Nor'easter storm approaches, a strangely transformed Sister Mary Eunice sows discontent, and worse. As Dr Arden's strange experiments on Kit continue, another escape attempt is hatched, and Dr Thresdon makes a terrible discovery.


Jessica Lange
as Sister Jude
Sarah Paulson
as Lana Winters
Evan Peters
as Kit Walker
Lily Rabe
as Sister Mary Eunice
Zachary Quinto
as Dr. Oliver Thredson
James Cromwell
as Dr. Arthur Arden
Joseph Fiennes
as Monsignor Timothy Howard
Fredric Lehne
as Frank McGuire
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Critic Reviews for Nor'easter

The season is developing some interesting ideas-like the continued fascination the series as with the Venn diagram intersection between sex and horror-but the story is stuck in neutral.

Aug 8, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The devil made her do it, this week. One little devil and just look at all the turmoil. The devil has a way of making the past present, too, especially for Sister Jude.

Aug 16, 2016 | Full Review…

Crazy sister Mary Eunice is full of the devil, which jumped from the cow-killer to her during the exorcism.

Aug 9, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Inside the wasteland of The Asylum, the horror freaks are amusing themselves to death.

Aug 9, 2016 | Full Review…

We'll take Jessica Lange acting drunk and bitter any day of the week.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Overall, I enjoyed this episode, but I wasn't blown away by it. There are too few quiet moments to allow any revelations to really sink in; there's too much rushing around with multiple storylines to give any one in particular a chance to breathe.

Aug 8, 2016 | Full Review…

I will admit that "Nor'easter"-a terrific episode!-made me feel even more scared and anxious due to the news and images coming out of the Eastern Seaboard these days.

Aug 15, 2016 | Full Review…

American Horror Story: Asylum has given us the best episode of the season thus far, tightening the focus of the plot while still maintaining the trademark insanity that makes it such a rush to watch.

Aug 15, 2016 | Full Review…

By comparison, "Nor'easter" was a tame hour of television, spending far more time delving into the background of various characters than attempting to frighten those watching these individuals in action.

Aug 9, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For those of you totally digging this season, more power to you. Have a blast. American Horror Story continues to be a campy, chill ride. I just want a little bit more from it than cheap thrills.

Aug 9, 2016 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…

American Horror Story seems to be breaking new grounds for crazy stuff this season, all while telling stronger stories.

Aug 8, 2016 | Full Review…