American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016)

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Roanoke
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American Horror Story: Roanoke takes a surprising turn away from prior AHS formats, revisiting the deliberate pace of earlier seasons on a spookier, smaller scale, even if the true-crime format feels overdone.

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Critic Ratings: 15

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User Ratings: 1445

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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 14, 2016
2
Air date: Sep 21, 2016
3
Air date: Sep 28, 2016
4
Air date: Oct 5, 2016
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Air date: Oct 12, 2016
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Air date: Oct 19, 2016
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Air date: Oct 26, 2016
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Air date: Nov 1, 2016
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Air date: Nov 9, 2016
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Air date: Nov 16, 2016

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Critic Reviews for American Horror Story Roanoke

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (9)

This is all very fun, but I'm actually more excited -- at least for now -- by the show's format.

Sep 16, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Indeed, the setting is Roanoke. But where this new season might go from there wasn't clear by the end of the season premiere, a pretty riveting piece of classic horror.

Sep 14, 2016 | Full Review…

After watching last night's episode, I'm still not sure whether this season can accomplish what earlier seasons of American Horror Story and this summer's Stranger Things did: spin all those embedded references into something engrossingly new.

Sep 15, 2016 | Full Review…

There's a return here to the slow-burn, old school horror which characterised the earlier seasons, making this episode fairly notable in how little it actually reveals.

Sep 15, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a unique and different approach for Murphy.

Sep 15, 2016 | Full Review…

It's just another crappy true crime story, but with a few Oscar nominees and a much larger budget.

Sep 15, 2016 | Full Review…
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Unfortunately, the writers only use this historical story as a mechanism for creating ghosts to torment the modern-day dwellers, and don't really take the time to explore the time period and story with the depth it deserves.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Here it seems that Murphy and his writers believe they have found a solution to the over-stuffed, gleefully excessive seasons of the past; instead, they've merely found a different approach to heavy-handed storytelling.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Between the tensions among the trio and the potential resurrection of the documentary presentation, consider us teased and tempted back into the haunted house.

Sep 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Despite its mockumentary format, this season of American Horror Story feels smaller and spookier than the last, like a campfire story read off a glowing smartphone that still manages to tap into our primitive fear: that of the great ghastly unknown.

Sep 15, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Six years in, it's becoming increasingly unclear why American Horror Story still exists.

Sep 15, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a safe bet this true-crime saga becomes something more campy and complex as it proceeds.

Sep 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Roanoke

  • 4d ago
    This season was particularly more gory than some of the past seasons, and I wish more had been done with the character development. However, I did like their use of the historical context of the Roanoke colony.
  • Jul 22, 2020
    I had been a super big fan of AHS the best season Will always be Asylum, but with time the seasons have gotten evrytime worse with this one being one ofnthe worst TV shows ver crrsted
  • May 25, 2020
    Didn't love the documentary theme but the acting was amazing
  • May 21, 2020
    This new season makes us remember the terror of "Asylum" that has been left a little behind. "American Horror Story Roanoke" bets on a different cycle, small but big at the same time, another format and very dark. The performances are fantastic as always but Sarah Paulson stands out again, this time playing not just 2 characters, but 3.
  • May 19, 2020
    Ryan Murphy eleva a mitologia de American e refresca a antologia preferida de muitos!
  • May 15, 2020
    The Season started off great but when they introduced that whole reality Tv side of it, that's what put me off and it ruined the season completely
  • Apr 30, 2020
    Laughably horrible. The more they tried to get you to care about the characters, the funnier it was. The funniest character was Cricket. Best scene is when the two college kids wearing camera helmets get impaled up the butt. LOL!
  • Apr 19, 2020
    It's entertaining at first, but as it goes , it gets boring and the ending it's not satisfying as AHS endings are.
  • Mar 29, 2020
    Wouldn't say it was my favorite but Sarah Paulson did such a great job, she is such a good actress, Ryan Murphy and Brad falchuk are great writers because the way they did this season made me keep watching to see what happened next.
  • Jan 18, 2020
    This was awful. There was not one character that I found likable and I really didn't enjoy the format of talking heads. It was a real grind to get to the end (I watched out of habit). All filler, no killer - I will never re-watch this season.

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