Camp Redwood
American Horror Story 1984

93%

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Critic Ratings: 30
Critics Consensus

An ode to the slasher, "Camp Redwood" settles in to its classic 80s backdrop with a stellar cast, leaving the door open for an ambitious season.

Episode Info

In the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood. As they adjust to their new jobs, they quickly learn that the only thing scarier than campfire tales is the past coming to haunt you.

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Critic Reviews for Camp Redwood

One of the big elements that makes "American Horror Story" interesting is that each season tends to contain some kind of major, game-changing twist.

Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Boy did it deliver.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

With supposedly intelligent characters on the run from serial killers actively making dumb choices like going for solo nighttime strolls in the woods, the stakes just don't feel real.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The period-specific garb, music, language, cultural references, and even lighting are perhaps the most noteworthy (and deliciously entertaining) facets of the new season.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm stoked for next week's entry and am happy with this tremendous start to what could be my favorite season of American Horror Story.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

What makes 1984 great, right out of the starting gate, is that showrunners Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk know that no decade has ever married horror and camp more effectively than the 1980s.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite obvious inspiration from movies like Friday the 13th and Halloween, this season feels fresh for AHS.

Sep 30, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The plot is thin, the colors are bright, but the characters and key performances do an incredible job of keeping things just fresh enough to not dismiss this as another addition to an already over-bloated '80s nostalgia trend.

Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It has everything you could possibly expect from a 1980s iteration of the hit anthology series: Vintage hairdos, biting dialogue, tight clothing - and, duh, a murderous slasher set to ravage the staff at a summer camp outside of Los Angeles.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

So far, this season of "Horror Story" feels like it is set up to have a great "And Then There Were None" or "Harper's Island" vibe to it - the elements of "who is going to die and when" is a really fun part of the mysteriousness of the story.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Matthew Morrison was a fun surprise as Trevor Kirchner, the camp's activity director with an insanely big... plan for fun summer activities.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

If you watch American Horror Story online, you know the first few episodes of any AHS season are usually not indicative of how they'll eventually play out, but for fans of slasher flicks, this was an honest and entertaining start.

Sep 18, 2019 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…