American Horror Story - Roanoke, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: The tried and true premise that emerges in "Chapter 2" is undermined by superficial exposition that damages its credibility -- even in the context of American Horror Story.

Episode Info

Matt and Shelby discover a mysterious root cellar that may explain the supernatural occurrences. Also: Matt's sister visits with her daughter Flora, but she vanishes after encountering an entity.


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Critic reviews for Chapter 2

Time to go vomit. Can't wait till next week, guys!

September 23, 2016 | Full Review…
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At least in the premiere, the characters were often separated and secretive with each other, both in the re-enactments and in "reality," but in 'Chapter 2' the talking heads are painfully perfunctory.

September 22, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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If this is an uncomplicated, traditional, don't-go-into-the-woods exercise in making the viewer at home pee his or her pants, we would be dumb to complain.

September 22, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The standout performance in this episode came from Angela Bassett's Lee.

September 23, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Murphy's spent over half a decade paying tribute to horror classics, it appears that he's finally got around to homaging his own show.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

This was another decent enough episode, albeit with some dubious moves made by all concerned.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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