American Horror Story - Coven, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

Fearful Pranks Ensue



Critic Consensus: "Fearful Pranks Ensue" maintains the momentum of previous episodes while further developing emerging narrative threads -- and taking full advantage of an outstanding cast.

Episode Info

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.


Sarah Paulson
as Cordelia
Lily Rabe
as Misty Day
Kathy Bates
as Delphine LaLaurie
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 Fearful Pranks Ensue

It's the questions that keep us coming back, after all. No complaints here, even if this was the least exciting episode so far this season.

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

American Horror Story have consistently been among the best of the bunch. Even though there were a bit too many cliffhangers leaving me wanting more, American Horror Story: Coven matches previous seasons' level of crazy, perhaps even exceeding it.

August 10, 2016 | Full Review…

It seems a full on war has started, and I can't wait to see what this bewitching show has in store.

August 2, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Once you've made that commitment and squeeze your eyes shut to block out some of the leaps in logic... it's a really fun ride...Tonight's episode seemed like a step in the right direction, though, and I think that's largely because Zoe was hardly in it.

July 26, 2016 | Full Review…

There is a stark difference between a mother weeping over her lynched son and an undead Confederate soldier rising from the tomb and disemboweling a racist. One of those things is an artless callback to one of the darkest undercurrent in American history

July 20, 2016 | Full Review…

The conceit of having a truly horrifying person be horrified in turn is a very compelling one, and Bates is one of the few actresses who could credibly convey Delphine's contrition for mistreating Queenie.

July 19, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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