American Horror Story: Hotel (2015)

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Hotel
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Favoring garish style over effective storytelling, the fifth American Horror Story strands a talented cast at Ryan Murphy's Hotel.

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Critic Ratings: 48

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Episodes

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Air date: Oct 7, 2015
2
Air date: Oct 14, 2015
3
Air date: Oct 21, 2015
4
Air date: Oct 28, 2015
5
Air date: Nov 4, 2015
6
Air date: Nov 11, 2015
7
Air date: Nov 18, 2015
8
Air date: Dec 2, 2015
9
Air date: Dec 9, 2015
10
Air date: Dec 16, 2015
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A horror series set in an eerie hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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Critic Reviews for American Horror Story Hotel

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (25)

In short, what's old is new again, a theme many hotels have used in their day. For Horror Story, heading into its fifth season, it sure feels due.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Disturbing us is the point, of course, but good horror stories go beyond grotesqueries and gore. American Horror Story: Hotel may do that, but I won't know; I don't plan to spend another night there.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The findings are auspicious. AHS: Hotel more obviously resembles the first two, better seasons of American Horror Story than it does the latter, lesser two.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…
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AHS: Hotel has the subtlety and texture of Gaga's ill-considered meat dress. But it sure is a butcher shop.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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They're pushing boundaries. Screw your need for normalcy. You can get that anywhere. And, on that level, Hotel works. The question of quality comes down to the tolerance you have for style over substance.

Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…

If it falls short, that could be because the premiere feels more cruel than scary.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Ryan Murphy and company have set the stage for a monstrous fifth season that's boasting its ability to be unapologetic from sex to the drugs and violence.

May 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

American Horror Story: Hotel does not inspire interest. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

This season was certainly the only season... to not drop off any storyline or have any plot holes through the season which was a welcome surprise, and there were some great characters.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

American Horror Story fans will no doubt enjoy Hotel, which may turn out to be the most elaborate and entertaining season yet.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It's fitting that American Horror Story: Hotel initiates a pop star's transition from music to television with a scene that's essentially a hybrid of the two.

Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The violence, all set that anodyne, pumping pop soundtrack, is unequivocally gross.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Hotel

  • Jan 28, 2020
    This season is just disturbing. I can't understand why they have to be so graphic.
  • Jan 18, 2020
    An extra star given for Evan Peters performance, I'd have liked to have seen more of him in this season. I feel like with it being the first season without Jessica Lange, they tried too hard. Also, that weird thing that "drills", was just plain disturbing!
  • Jan 16, 2020
    All the darkness and maleficent spirits are hidden inside this misterious hotel. By far is one of the best seasons
  • Jan 06, 2020
    An incredible example of just how insufferable the show is. Pure Trash.
  • Jan 05, 2020
    I honestly would have given up on this season if it wasn't for Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, and Denis O'Hare who stole the show with their terrific performances! The story, however, was very complicated and mixed, but thankfully the season had its share of creepiness and disturbance.
  • Dec 24, 2019
    This season focuses more on visually stylish, gratuitous violence without much of the storytelling that makes the show entertaining. (C)
  • Dec 11, 2019
    Not as good as the other seasons that came before it within the AHS family, but still great, hearty writing. It had a "Murder House" feel in that random characters kept popping up in random places when you weren't expecting them to, and you had no idea why. Lady Gaga's vampire role was great and vampires are sexy as a whole so that concept was lovely. Overall, great writing. Slightly predictable plot, but still masterfully executed.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    Great season. Underrated. The sets and cinematography alone are amazing.
  • Nov 15, 2019
    bajo un poco su calidad la serie después del 8tavo capitulo
  • Nov 02, 2019
    "Hotel" shows us how the show can go on without the presence and prominence of Jessica Lange, who had said she would not return to AHS. From incredible performances in which the main cast shows us every year their skills to make their characters the best. Lady Gaga's integration was a big positive surprise, as her performance as "The Countess" was mysterious, sexy and bloody. The plot of the "10 Commandments Killer" was very ingenious and carried afloat all season, perhaps with predictable plot twists and unnecessary subplots, but still "AHS: Hotel" still has that wonderful invisible look that makes "American Horror Story" epic.

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