American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 3 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 3 Reviews

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Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez
Tom & Lorenzo
June 8, 2018

This season can rightly be characterized as "Creepy Glee," what with all the musical numbers.

Scott Neumyer
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic
January 21, 2015

As opposed to last week, the new characters ushered in during "Edward Mordrake (Part 1)" are more well-rounded and generally more interesting, which makes for a fun episode.

Lacy Baugher
Baltimore Sun
January 21, 2015

American Horror Story gets into the spooky spirit this week with the start of its annual Halloween two-parter.

Kevin Yeoman
January 21, 2015

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.

Matt Fowler
IGN Movies
January 21, 2015

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 7.2/10
Darren Franich
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
January 21, 2015

It's Halloween in Florida, which means clowns and clowns and clowns. It's also that very special time of year when people who've lived rough lives somehow discover a new low.

Erik Adams
AV Club
Top Critic
January 21, 2015

"Edward Mordrake, Part 1" is a pivotal episode for Freak Show, because it marks the first supernatural intrusions of the season.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Price Peterson
January 20, 2015

This episode was both super long and seemingly uneventful.

Mark Trammell
TV Equals
January 20, 2015

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.

Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
January 20, 2015

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.

Brian Moylan
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
January 20, 2015

That seems to be the problem with this season so far: There is nothing to unify it and push the action forward.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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