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.
December 18, 2018
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.
December 18, 2018
It always feels like something is lurking, waiting just around the corner as the drama maintains a sense of foreboding throughout.
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
December 18, 2018
A show as gory and creepy as it is beautiful.
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.
December 18, 2018
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.
December 18, 2018
The Terror is a top notch drama that also works as one of the scariest series in recent televison history.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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.
December 18, 2018
[The Terror] is no bedtime story. Unless you want nightmares. Beautifully shot, well-acted, nightmares.
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
December 18, 2018
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.
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
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