Critic Consensus: "Devil's Night" is an entertaining departure from the overarching story of Hotel -- though the episode's preachiness feels out of place coming from American Horror Story.
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Critic reviews for Devil's Night
Coming at the morbid from a fearless angle that dares the audience to be okay with even the most not-okay situations, American Horror Story is a testament to the boundaries they (or people, rather) are allowed to push.
A billion loose threads all knotted together and then dumped in the garbage.
When American Horror Story wants to be funny, it can be downright hilarious and I for one was tickled pink as brain matter to spend the evening with the likes of Aileen Wuornos, John Wayne Gacy, and a gaggle of other human predators.
It's an interesting scene, in that these are all great actors and this is a pretty intriguing concept, considering what would happen if you got this many [famous murderers] around a table together to compare notes.
"Devil's Night" gets a pass due to its bizarre, one-off vibe. None of the ongoing stories hold much water on this show, but there is fun to be had occasionally in the Hotel's sordid, sinister history.
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