Critic Consensus: Favoring garish style over effective storytelling, the fifth American Horror Story strands a talented cast at Ryan Murphy's Hotel.
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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.
If it falls short, that could be because the premiere feels more cruel than scary.
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.
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.
AHS: Hotel has the subtlety and texture of Gaga's ill-considered meat dress. But it sure is a butcher shop.
Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Hotel
Containing far more gore than previous entries, the fifth season of American Horror Story negligently overshadows weak characterisation and equally poor storytelling with mediocre scenarios and visuals, with Lady Gaga's introduction to the installement falling flat when compared to ever best efforts from it's magnificent cast.
A disappointing season of confusing storyline and pretentious attempt to spill blood, the linking of three seasons didn't work out as they wanted, a waste of talented cast (except Gaga).
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