The Terror: Season 1 (2018)


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


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Air date: Mar 26, 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.


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 (55) | 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…

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…

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 show as gory and creepy as it is beautiful.

Dec 18, 2018 | 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…

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…

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…
Top Critic

Although the series can drag at times, it is an enthralling and suitably terrifying miniseries that is great for late-night viewing.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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