The Terror: Season 1 (2018)

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Season 1
The Terror

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A thriller wrapped in a prestige drama package, The Terror makes for gripping, atmospheric supernatural horror.

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Critic Ratings: 58

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User Ratings: 1366
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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 26, 2018
2
Air date: Mar 26, 2018
3
Air date: Apr 2, 2018
4
Air date: Apr 9, 2018
5
Air date: Apr 16, 2018
6
Air date: Apr 23, 2018
7
Air date: Apr 30, 2018
8
Air date: May 7, 2018
9
Air date: May 14, 2018
10
Air date: May 21, 2018

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Inspired by a true story, The Terror centers on the Royal Navy's perilous voyage into uncharted territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, The Terror highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other.

Cast

Jared Harris
as Francis Crozier
Ciarán Hinds
as Sir John Franklin
Paul Ready
as Henry Goodsir
Adam Nagaitis
as Cornelius Hickey
Tobias Menzies
as James Fitzjames

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Critic Reviews for The Terror Season 1

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (17)

Through careful writing and by avoiding the genre's more common pitfalls, he Terror offers what is perhaps television's first good example of survival horror.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

We're all still caught up in a mad, self-perpetuating cycle of fear. If that's your entry point to The Terror, so be it, but it doesn't have to be. The terror is many things, and one of them is bound to get you.

Mar 27, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

A lavish event series that could be called 'Master and Commander Meets The Thing.' It's not quite as exciting as that pitch makes it sound, but it is a show that builds up steam around the fourth episode.

Mar 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The show touches on the usual themes that underlie such stories-male ego, Western hubris, the absolute power privileged officers wield over poor recruits-but it does so with rare style, intelligence and detail.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The Terror masterfully grappled with environmental imbalance, the boundaries of masculinity and the finality of death, but its biggest triumph will always be its preference for the individual men.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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The terrifying element is something that the series know how to dose, thus achieving a much more relevant dramatic impact. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The Terror is a top notch drama that also works as one of the scariest series in recent televison history.

Dec 18, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It always feels like something is lurking, waiting just around the corner as the drama maintains a sense of foreboding throughout.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The Terror holds ample appeal for both horror fans and history buffs. It's genre TV with the tight, character-driven storytelling of a historical prestige drama.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

[T]he AMC miniseries makes for utterly compelling drama like few shows on TV these days.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Writers dig a six-foot ditch and throw Hickey's character into it, burying him in stereotypes about gay men being manipulative villains.

Jun 24, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

A show as gory and creepy as it is beautiful.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Terror: Season 1

  • Jan 12, 2020
    Very good characters
  • Dec 24, 2019
    What a start and what a let - down. The first 3 Episodes are pitch perfect. Dark, cold and haunting. We follow the crew of the hms Terror and the hms Erebus which tries to find its way through the ice of canadian arctic. But they get stuck. The ship becomes a cage surrounded by never melting ice and in its belly the inmates get more depressed by the minute. The soundtrack (by the sadly deceased brilliant Marcus Fjellström) will haunt your dreams for days. The cast (here specially Jared Harris) is phenomally good. And this would have been one of my absolut favorites if there wasn't the 'fantasy' part. -- !! Spoiler !! -- So, the Terror (and the Erebus) is a ship which tried to pass the 'north - west' passage in 1845 but was lost and never to be seen again (until the Arctic Research Foundation found the wreck in 2018). The disappearence (of course) led to quiet a lot of tales and that is where this show (at least for me) looses al its magic. Because it gets into the supernatural. So instead of triyng to get as historical acurate as possible it shows as a 'monster' (and an ugly one at that). On top of that we have an evil gay sailor (without any reason) and an inuit witch (?). So: if you want to see a rellay good (historicaly acurate) movie about sailing, go and watch: The Far Side of the World.
  • Dec 23, 2019
    A cozy winter favourite. I watch this in the background as I work in my rotation of shows/movies. The music is so atmospheric, and it is beautifully shot. Jared Harris is perfect as Captain Crozier, and I love watching the way all of the actors work together, especially as they descend into madness. I took off a half star because I feel like this show could have done away with any supernatural elements and still maintained the claustrophobic tension. The CGI "bear" is a bit silly sometimes, but not enough to impact my enjoyment.
  • Dec 18, 2019
    One of the best tv show. Its adventure horror hybrid, was giving feeling of The Titanic, historical expedition adventure, survival and what not. Absolute gem.
  • Nov 30, 2019
    Like watching paint dry in the rain. I suffered through one episode, thought it might pick up and at least be interesting, but...nope. I am going to go watch a turtle climb a steep, sodden and slippery high grade slope, I have a feeling it would be less painful.
  • Nov 06, 2019
    More creep up your spine and into your mind than pulse spiking scares, the Terror season 1 stuck with me long after the season has ended, showing that fact sometimes is more terrifying than fiction
  • Oct 18, 2019
    a story on its own, nothing comes close to this horror drama.
  • Oct 18, 2019
    Eerie, slow, unnerving, and completely dependent upon characters. That's how good horror should be, in my opinion. In the days of blockbuster "horror" films that mostly rely on making you jump, it's nice to have another show that goes back to the roots of well-developed characters, back story, and plot. An actual story! (That just happens to be bone-chillingly uneasy)
  • Oct 17, 2019
    Incredible, enjoyed every episode. The setting felt adventurous and effectively set the mood of forlorn despair, the plot was original, and the acting was solid.
  • Oct 03, 2019
    Outstanding series, a fresh look bringing the new age of cinematography to the new viewer. A series surpassing the narrowly defined genres of new age cinema, bridging them altogether in the mist essential meaning of tragedy. Everything is perfect in regards to direction, acting, screenplay, photography and music. A must see and the only honest attempt of new cinema to attempt reaching the heights of Stanley Kubrick. Even the well expected saving of Captain Crosier and Lady silence comes as a cathartic well deserved end to the tragedy of its protagonists.

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