American Horror Story: Coven Reviews

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June 26, 2018
Seeing [Jessica Lange and Angela Bassett] cat it out on screen in their various banters was something to live for.
August 10, 2017
But unlike the series' first two iterations, Murder House and Asylum, Coven has finally figured out a way to incorporate feminism convincingly into the DNA of American Horror Story.
December 13, 2013
AHS: Coven certainly displayed more of a sense of humour than the franchise's first two seasons - which is not, however, to say Murphy and Falchuk have eased up on the gore, offbeat violence and freak-show-flavoured psychosexual misbehaviour.
November 6, 2013
American Horror Story: Coven is a bubbling cauldron of lurid visuals, screaming rows and high-camp horror. The perfect antidote, in other words, to all that tepid teen stuff that currently dominates the genre.
October 31, 2013
I'd recommend catching up on American Horror Story: Coven - if for no other reason than that this program might actually creep you out.
October 14, 2013
Coven definitely presents plenty of promising elements and characters spanning 200 years to have fun with this season, and the possibilities are literally endless.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
October 10, 2013
Something wicked did indeed come on Wednesday night with the third season premiere of American Horror Story: Coven. Something that wickedly delights in something wickedly funny, something disturbingly beautiful, and something totally bats-t crazy.
October 10, 2013
The premiere was a shocking introduction into this witch world. While it felt like nothing was held back, since it's American Horror Story my guess is that we haven't seen anything yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.7/5
October 9, 2013
The season premiere offers a little bit of everything we've come to appreciate about American Horror Story, in that it pulls no punches, twisting violence, sex and gore into a wickedly dark but altogether entrancing introduction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2013
So far, the first episode of Coven is a stylish introduction (complete with black hats). The two seasons before give reason to bet it will throw a lot more in this cauldron, and to hope for some strange magic.
October 9, 2013
There's still blood and gore all over the floor, mind you... But there's also a lightness of touch and tone, a backlight of sly humor and, more important, a clearly delineated narrative.
October 9, 2013
Whatever else happens in the new season, Bates and Lange will be chewing scenery together.
October 9, 2013
The success of the series will ultimately depend on its ability to balance all its disparate threads and form something as affecting, unnerving, and unforgettable as its previous incarnations. Either way, we still have Lange.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 9, 2013
Lange chews the scenery in ways that only she can, stealing focus every time she's on screen, and I don't mean that as a negative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2013
By now, fans of the American Horror Story franchise know to brace themselves for something weird and outrageous right out the gate. And the latest incarnation of the crazed scarefest doesn't disappoint.
October 9, 2013
It's always hard to tell how any series will go, especially one as reliably twisty and turny as American Horror Story, but in its first hour at least, Coven offers a clear entertaining setup for a potentially strong season.
October 9, 2013
Hey, I was won over (for at least a week) when, in the midst of a mother-daughter argument, Fiona tells Cordelia, "Don't make me drop a house on you."
October 9, 2013
There are aspects of Coven that are stylish and clever, and others that are just Carrie on steroids. The cast, of course, is tremendous.
October 9, 2013
The third installment in Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story dials back the frights for more confident storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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October 9, 2013
So far, so creepy
Full Review | Original Score: B
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