American Horror Story: Cult (2017)


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Critics Consensus

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 (19)

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…

Creepy, over-the-top, and (yup) scary.

Sep 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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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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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…

'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…

Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Cult

  • Aug 13, 2019
    A horrible addition to the AHS seasons. This centred on politics which i found extremely boring. The cult elements also missed the mark. (the wonderful) Sarah Paulson's charactor was reduced to screaming her way through the entire season. And don't get me started on the underwhelming plot twist at the end. Tripe. 1/5
  • Jul 02, 2019
    The best season ever produced by Ryan Murphy. It was the most clever and iconic seasons ever. The topic it took was memorable enough. The acting by Sarah Paulson and Evan peters was the best it's ever been. The most underrated season by viewers, it is easy to understand with an interesting plot. Definitely a must watch
  • Jun 26, 2019
    Great show they nailed it, that's exactly how both sides act.
  • Jun 23, 2019
    With the exception of Evan Peters, the show is dismally acted. Such a shame to see Sarah Paulson running around hysterically all the time into her partners arms. And the insane clown posse is laughable . Worse AHS of the seven. Bring Jessica Lang back, please.
  • Jun 18, 2019
    For me this was a true return to form for AHS, not the best season that's been produced, but by no means the worst, Evan Peters was fantastic as the mentally unhinged Kai, and Sarah Paulson as ever gives a strong performance as the main protagonist. I will admit the plot isn't the strongest, but there are enough twists and turns to keep you engaged, and the finale feels 100% earned.
  • May 04, 2019
    If Trump being elected feels like the nightmare you can't wake up from you might enjoy American Horror Story's seventh season, Cult. I did. The AHS team's over-the-top style enhances the current political climate's horror in a "not-too-distant" way. The show gets the scare factor from reality rather than gore this time around. Which I found much more unsettling.
  • Mar 31, 2019
    Switched off by the start of the third episode, couldn't take the sanctimonious, self righteous, hypocritical preaching for another minute. I DO NOT want to be lectured to about politics when I am watching these types of shows purely for their entertainment value - Leave politics out of it. Its a turn off...literally.
  • Mar 27, 2019
    I think that���s my favorite season after asylum. It es creppy, terrifiyng and disturbing, the story was twisted as fuck and Evan Peters absolutely nailed his roles as Kai, Manson and Warhol
  • Mar 14, 2019
    Quite frankly, itâ??s not scary. At this point, itâ??s not really creepy either. They rely entirely too much on the idea of, â??itâ??s the fear we all feelâ??, and for me, it just didnâ??t land. Watching everyone descend into madness just feels boring at this point. And as a lot of other detractors are saying, the politics are unneeded and make it almost too cringe.
  • Jan 26, 2019
    I watched the first episode and it was so cringy I had to stop watching it. Took me a while to see it cause I use Netflix and had to wait for the season. It was a waste of time even watching half of the episode. I try to enjoy stuff for what they are, I do not like politics just thrown in. Love the actors, Strong dislike for the season.

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