Critic Consensus: "Unholy Night" makes up for its transitional storyline and unanswered questions with a welcome return to the grotesque and a standout scary performance from new cast member Ian McShane.
as Sister Jude, Sister Jude Martin
as Lana Winters
as Kit Walker
as Sister Mary Eunice, Sister Mary Eunice McKee
as Dr. Oliver Thredson
as Dr. Arthur Arden
as Monsignor Timothy Howard
as Leigh Emerson
as Mother Superior Claudia
as Martin Lancaster
as Rhonda Lancaster
as Nurse Blackwell
as Susie Lancaster
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Critic reviews for Unholy Night
I guess it was time for an episodic bridge, an installment with dialogue set to soap-opera music (and an instrumental of the creepiest carol, "Hark How the Bells"), but it seemed a little bit on the nose compared to weeks past.
We sure saw a fair volume of [blood] spilled in this twisted Christmas spectacular!
The good news is that on this episode of "AHS" Santa is played with sadistic glee by Ian McShane ("Deadwood"). No matter how bad his Santa is, that's still pretty damn good.
Featuring Ian McShane (Deadwood) as a deranged Santa Claus, tonight's episode wasn't just a fantastic addition to the series so far, but a stand-alone dark holiday classic.
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