American Horror Story - Coven, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Axeman Cometh



Critic Consensus: "The Axeman Cometh" drops the exciting new Axeman character and his interesting mythology into the mix, taking the focus away from the main storyline with insanely fun results.

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.


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

We realized with this episode just how much time has been spent on ambience and quips and how little has been spent on storytelling or even envelope-pushing.

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It's gruesome business, but it fits perfectly into Coven's twisted version of New Orleans.

August 10, 2016 | Full Review…

Though not a lot happened in total this week, we did get Madison back and learned the truth about Hank, which definitely is going to have a great affect on things going forward.

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

Not the strongest episode of the season, but enough fun and crazy stuff to keep me thoroughly entertained and excited for the next installment. This show rocks.

July 26, 2016 | Full Review…

American Horror Story, you so crazy! I say that with love, by the way. So much happened in this episode, much of it entirely batcrap insane, that it took a while to digest it all. It was like going to a Vegas buffet of all-you-can-eat mucho nutso.

July 26, 2016 | Full Review…

It's so convenient when a historical serial killer's real-life purple prose is just as over-the-top and divaish as everything else on American Horror Story: Coven.

July 19, 2016 | Full Review…

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