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Election Night



Critic Consensus: Filled with paranoia-fueled chills, "Election Night" launches another unpredictable, satirical season of American Horror Story.

Episode Info

After the surprising results of the 2016 presidential election, a fearful woman's phobias begin to resurface.


Billie Lourd
as Winter Anderson
Cheyenne Jackson
as Dr. Rudy Vincent
Colton Haynes
as Detective Samuels
Alison Pill
as Ivy Mayfair-Richards
Billy Eichner
as Harrison Wilton
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Critic reviews for Election Night

... the scariest thing about American Horror Story, the world we are actually living in, remains even after you turn it off.

September 6, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

When a key characters grabs a bottle of rosé as a potential defense weapon in the first episode, it's clear there isn't enough wine in the universe to make this mess go away.

September 13, 2017 | Full Review…

All tricks and no treats, it makes Halloween look candy-ass.

September 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's always ill advised to try and predict Ryan Murphy's next move, so perhaps for now we'll just focus on getting the clowns out of our brains before it's time to sleep.

September 5, 2017 | Full Review…

[Evan Peters' Kai is] turning out to be the show's scariest villain in years. That's not to say the reemergence of Twisty during that grotesque comic book sequence in the premiere didn't have us reaching for the covers (and a puke bucket).

September 5, 2017 | Full Review…

If Murphy doesn't fill in the blanks in the coming episodes this might end up being the most confusing season yet. Now that is a scary thought.

September 5, 2017 | Full Review…

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