Critic Consensus: Though stagnant at times, "Edward Mordrake, Pt. 1" gets into the Halloween spirit introducing new characters including the first supernatural element of the season.
Critic reviews for Edward Mordrake, Pt. 1
I'd rather be watching this than half the crap I see on TV, so more power to Murphy for letting his freak flag fly.
American Horror Story gets into the spooky spirit this week with the start of its annual Halloween two-parter.
Halloween is obviously a time for telling spooky stories about ghosts and goblins, and for its part, American Horror Story: Freak Show wants to take part in the tradition.
American Horror Story's gotten too long-winded for its own good. The pace is sluggish and a lot of the fear and urgency is quickly draining from the series.
Ethel and Elsa are the big reasons to see "Edward Mordrake (Part 1)", but there are a lot of other engaging strands of incident and stylistic detail.
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