The Terror: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Terror: Season 1 Reviews

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March 26, 2018
Forward momentum - for the plot, creature action and character development - finally kicks in during episode three but it's a big ask for AMC to expect viewers will return after the first two episodes.
March 25, 2018
(The) history-horror hybrid may be the reason the show doesn't quite come to life despite the luxuries of the production and the generally high quality of the performances (particularly by Mr. Harris).
March 25, 2018
As the 10 episodes unspool and the body count mounts, the only dread you may experience watching The Terror is that feeling you are wasting your time.
October 10, 2018
It's elevated by strong performances, which overshadow the pacing issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2018
The Terror is a compelling, old-fashioned yarn that demands to be binged-ideally curled up under a heap of blankets one snowy weekend.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 20, 2018
There is an actual terror... more a subtle, unnerving sensation that the monster and terror isn't just in the form of a physical manifestation but also something far far worse, in everyone's minds.
March 27, 2018
It's an inimitably strange story, and the first episode sets up that eerie sense of discomfort.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 3, 2018
With a sterling cast led by Mad Men MVP Jared Harris, The Terror's ability to impart palpable sensations of cabin fever and endless-winter madness is more knuckle-whitening than anything its characters might encounter out on the ice.
March 30, 2018
The Terror's ensemble cast is one of its strongest assets.
March 23, 2018
I will not spoil anything, but only say that there is supernatural menace and violent shocks to come-but even better is the disconcerting atmosphere the show maintains.
March 5, 2018
A strong cast keeps The Terror afloat long enough to keep watching, as AMC searches for a 19th-century companion to The Walking Dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 5, 2018
In an era when horror-based television is becoming more and more prevalent, The Terror stands out.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 12, 2018
The Terror has the enviable freedom to tell you how this story is going to inevitably end because that's not really the mystery at all...I absolutely loved this opening hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 28, 2018
"As the title suggests, The Terror is interested in fear itself, how it transforms us, how it turns us cruel and savage... it conjures a piercing dread, both familiar and inconceivable; a portrait of man and nature at their cruelest and coldest."
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 9, 2018
The Terror has a judicious hand with its monster story, using it mostly to add an extra top note of dread to the interpersonal conflict and imposing might of near-eternal winter.
April 2, 2018
Good, old-fashioned jolts of adrenaline are always welcome.
March 29, 2018
The Terror got my full attention from beginning to end. I couldn't turn away. I didn't want to turn away. For me, that's extremely rare.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 27, 2018
Before being stranded, the crew realizes that something immense, ungraspable and evil chases them... With that premise it was impossible not to tune (or download) The Terror and the first six chapters do not disappoint... [Full review in Spanish]
March 23, 2018
A terrifying story of doomed characters will draw in viewers, but they'll stay for the show's cinematography.
March 26, 2018
Nerve-racking suspense, a deceptively gorgeous landscape and the deeply developed characters lend a rich, big-screen quality to "The Terror's" hourlong episodes.
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