American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016)



Critic Consensus: 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 Reviews for American Horror Story Roanoke

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

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…
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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…

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…

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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Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Roanoke


An awful season that tries really hard to "shock" but fails as most found footage films did.


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