Critic Consensus: The dark themes of "Massacres and Matinees" are reminiscent of themes of season two, only more vibrant this time around.
as Elsa Mars
as Bette and Dot Tatler
as Ethel Darling
as Jimmy Darling
as Dell Toldeo
as Desiree Dupree
as Maggie Esmeralda
as Dandy Mott
as Gloria Mott
as Twisty the Clown
Critic reviews for Massacres and Matinees
As early as it may be in the season, I'm enjoying the Freak Show characters and story.
In the early going anyway, Freak Show is more concerned with serving up a series of indelible moments than connecting them via a strong, compelling narrative. And that's okay for now.
This season is dark, dark, dark. Basically: It's "Asylum" with a prettier coat of paint on top.
It's probably way too early to make a judgment call on this season of the show so far, but it's essentially a slightly lighter-toned version of season two, aka Asylum, only much more colorful.
Twisty is my least favorite part of the season so far, but the throat-clenching tension of "Massacres And Matinees"'s cold open uses John Carroll Lynch's character to marvelous effect.
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