American Horror Story - Coven, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: "Bitchcraft" jump-starts American Horror Story: Coven with an ambitious setup, lively characters, and stylized action, though the overall narrative may come off shallower than intended.

Episode Info

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


Kathy Bates
as Delphine LaLaurie
Sarah Paulson
as Cordelia
Lily Rabe
as Misty Day
Angela Bassett
as Marie Laveau
Patti LuPone
as Joan Ramsey
Emma Roberts
as Madison
Denis O'Hare
as Spalding
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Critic reviews for Bitchcraft

It's too early to have thoughts. In fact, having written up two full seasons of the show, we're this close to declaring that it actively works to prevent you from having thoughts.

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

I really, really liked this episode. The show seems like it's injected a good dose of "camp" into Coven, and I, for one, am happy about it.

July 26, 2016 | Full Review…

I can't say this season, with this annoyingly Hogwarts storyline, seems as promising as I hoped it would be. But let's keep our fingers crossed (or say a little spell).

July 26, 2016 | Full Review…

The plot is all a bit melodramatic and the characters might be just a little too sassy, but simply put, it's a fun show.

August 2, 2016 | Full Review…

Overall, there are some cool threads that are started here in this episode, and director Alfonzo Gomez-Rejon brings a great eye in his direction.

August 2, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

AHS: Coven's strength lies in its individual flawless images.

July 20, 2016 | Full Review…

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