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.
Critic reviews for Chapter 2
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.
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.
The standout performance in this episode came from Angela Bassett's Lee.
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.
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