American Horror Story: Cult (2017)


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American Horror Story: Cult intrigues with timely, over-the-top creepiness - and lots of clowns - despite being hampered by broad political generalizations and occasional holes in the narrative's logic.



Critic Ratings: 49


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Season 7 of the FX horror anthology.

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Critic Reviews for American Horror Story Cult

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (20)

While it sometimes displays Murphy's go-for-broke inconsistency of character and style, it also makes for very fascinating television.

Sep 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Liberals aren't just snowflakes with imaginary fears, and the right isn't only made up of soulless fear-mongers. The politics of fear may work, but the twisted logic in this futile exercise falls apart quickly.

Aug 31, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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Trump is a tough nut to tackle -- and you can take that literally if you'd like. Even so, this is a big, bloody hunk of red meat for his remaining defenders, many of whom already see Hollywood in the worst ways imaginable.

Aug 31, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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The scary stuff here is the direction America is heading right now, which is either catastrophic or a necessary course correction, depending on whether you've considered buying a "Nasty Woman" T-shirt or a "Make America Great Again" hat.

Sep 14, 2017 | Full Review…

With remarkable speed, Ryan Murphy has added MAGA to this rotation of terror, hip to the sentiment that Trump's election is the horror story from which we cannot wake.

Sep 7, 2017 | Full Review…
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Creepy, over-the-top, and (yup) scary.

Sep 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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While Lange's humor was subtle, side of the mouth, and pure honey-glazed glass shards, Billie Lourd comes equipped with that certain Tweetable humor that is irresistible and scene stealing, but for entirely different reasons.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

'American Horror Story: Cult' began shocking, as usually happens in all seasons, and has ended up losing all the strength on the road, becoming almost exhausted and without resources in its end. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 6, 2019 | Full Review…

To say that Murphy's series handles this was subtlety would be a lie. Instead, it directly confronts the phobias that we feel as individuals and as a country.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Cult is a stand out addition to the AHS series, mostly due to its portrayal of real horrors.

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

American Horror Story: Cult is truly giving me Murder House vibes solely off the fact that this is the first time I have been scared while watching this show.

Jun 22, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The first episode shows that the show has the ability to be fascinating, but it is in a very intermittently way. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Cult

  • Jan 29, 2020
    This is probably the worst American Horror Story season to date. I only finished watching it because I was told Apocalypse was worth seeing. It's repetitive and predictable. Kai Anderson's character is probably the worst and most obnoxious person, next to ally.
  • Jan 13, 2020
    The whole men are evil & hate women narrative was too repetitive & got annoying really quick
  • Jan 05, 2020
    Oh dear, this season gives us some twisted and physiological viewing, but it tortures the audience. This is not the best season, but at least the writers and directors did a good job trying to write such a complicated story. This seasons intro was very disturbing compared to the rest, it's the only one I could not watch, especially with the dead dog. However, if it wasn't for Sarah Paulson's terrific performance as a scared housewife with many phobias, I would have given up so early.
  • Dec 24, 2019
    An interesting season in that it has no supernatural elements to it. But because of that, it starts to feel like they ran out of things to do towards the end.
  • Nov 30, 2019
  • Nov 30, 2019
    I was hesitant to watch with the political undertones. The main antagonist is an alt-right cult leader, but many of his followers are radical-left. Each side gets a good bashing, and is quite neutral in terms of the current media bias. If you're afraid of clowns, skip this one. Don't let the politics stop you unless you truly can't bare your politics being radically exaggerated
  • Nov 22, 2019
    A diversion from the usual AHS format but still enjoyable and Evan Peters performance only helps to elevate the 7th season.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    Originally aired when politics in America got overheated and violent. No laughing matter.As a long time horror fan I got pulled into AHS through hotel , and fell in love with series. Cult was currently running so I decided to click on thinking it would be about a cult. Saw the first 5 minutes and turned it off, Y'all didn't vote in the preliminaries,and the media had a meltdown. And I was sick and tired of hearing about it, I didn't care who won nobody I voted for was in the running, I just I wanted come home from stressful day at dead end job and forget my existence. I Avoided the entire series( having only seen hotel) for years after that.When voting day finally came around most of us were back in a corner between 2 unfavorable underqualified candidates for one the most important jobs.Just like Ally was. Then Kai keept reaping the chaos from political heat.Politics can be used for good motive in horror. But here the public opinion wasn't displayed accurately nor was it used for plot.The Media thinks were prejudices, racist.That everyone has either label a or b. And all their opinions must follow that code.We think for ourselves that why everyone hates politics but critics loved it because they believe in the sterotypes.Pushing that aside.The characters, motives and roles don't make sense.They lack depth, and backstories. The plot doesnt know what it wants to be, a cult, a clown horror a political bash.They use a real setting time period and event but not single moment in the show is realtible or draws empathy.Every characters descions are unrealistic.Ill spare you the trouble this season is unrealted to main storyboard within season you can skip this flaming shit show.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    I'm not too sure why people don't like this season. Evan Peters performed BEAUTIFULLY in it, making it my favorite of all time, right alongside asylum. This season portrayed a battle of the sexes and I think Ryan Murphy did an incredible job at getting the point across.
  • Nov 17, 2019
    It's really heartbreaking to see one of my favourite TV shows taking this route to attract a section of's one thing to hate a political figure but it's completely unacceptable that the main priority is spreading your hatred towards that person and not storytelling...the love and faith I had for this show helped me bear first six episodes..but the seventh one was the worst thing I have ever seen on TV..a perfect example to spread man hate

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