American Horror Story: Freak Show Reviews

October 8, 2014
It's hard to know whether to laugh, scream or roll one's eyes. Even when Freak Show collapses under its undiluted excess, it does remember at least one essential truth of terror: Nothing's scarier than a mean, ugly clown.
October 8, 2014
In the early going it feels depressing and strangely uninvolving and mostly weird/edgy for the sake of being weird/edgy.
October 7, 2014
There's an intentional disconnect to it all... [It] is certainly telling a weird story, but it's not all that scary and, worse yet, the characters are already launching into tedious monologues about civil rights for geeks
October 7, 2014
Alas, I found it insufficiently lurid--slow-paced and obvious.
October 6, 2014
The first two episodes try to fake us into believing there's more here than meets the eye or ear with a lot of dramatic music, but it isn't enough to mask the series' deficiencies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4