The Terror: Infamy (2019)


The Terror

Critics Consensus

Real-world and supernatural horrors collide in Infamy, an exceptionally well-crafted ghost story that creeps under the skin and stays there.



Critic Ratings: 32


Audience Score

User Ratings: 20
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Air date: Aug 12, 2019
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Set during World War II, the haunting and suspenseful second season of the horror-infused anthology The Terror: Infamy centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese American community, and a young man's journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. The season chronicles Chester Nakayama and his friends and family from Terminal Island, California, as they face persecution from the American government and battle the evil spirit that threatens their future. The Terror: Infamy tells the often overlooked story of Japanese American internment and asks what it truly means to be an American. From 1942 to 1945, more than 145,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians were forced from their homes and into internment camps by their respective governments, simply because of where they or their ancestors were born. Their story is one of perseverance in the face of injustice.


George Takei
as Yamato-san
Derek Mio
as Chester Nakayama
Shingo Usami
as Henry Nakayama
Naoko Mori
as Asako Nakayama
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Critic Reviews for The Terror Infamy

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (12)

Infamy also features a wonderfully varied range of responses from the Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans in the camps.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Infamy" is thematically rich beyond that, especially in how it navigates the old ways, the new, and the messy realities in which they collide.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Terror" remains a thoughtful story of human nature, more haunting in its honesty than its ghosts.

Aug 12, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fine second season with solid horror elements, and a particularly engaging - and relevant - message.

Aug 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is accomplished, risk-taking television. You certainly won't forget it.

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The well-balanced mix of family melodrama, ghost story, and politically astute historical commentary makes for captivating viewing, as does the high production quality and great character work

Aug 11, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Terror: Infamy" makes you uncomfortable, using your anticipation of historical events to cast dread over each action and ultimately utilizes knowledge of the established horror visuals to keep you uneasy.

Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…

"A Sparrow in a Swallow's Nest" makes for a good start to a story that has a lot of promise, even if the episode's purpose is to, more or less, set the stage for what the story is actually going to be about.

Aug 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Terror: Infamy will thrive if it leans on the fear of the families while they're in the camps, because of how real and relevant it feels to viewers.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Good intentions only get you so far. As a work of horror filmmaking, this doesn't go very far at all.

Aug 13, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Terror: Infamy

  • 13m ago
    it's a decent but not innovative ghost not expect the same quality of season 1 quality(Actors, scenario, plot, etc.)
  • 2d ago
    Everyone is tired, and slow and...pick it up! Record and watch it during the day, surely will put you to sleep.
  • 4d ago
    I liked the fact that the characters were played by Japanese or Japanese-American actors, and that the characters spoke Japanese. The producers did their research and I appreciate the authenticity that they are trying to achieve. Those who complain that the government had every right to incarcerate these Japanese-Americans because we were at war with Imperial Japan - what are you thinking? We incarcerated AMERICAN citizens who happened to be of Japanese ancestry. Were Italian-Americans or German-Americans incarcerated? I think it's about time that this period of our history is shown to an audience who would otherwise be ignorant about what had happened. Yes, the horror element is different from that of Season 1, but the producers, directors, and writers did say that would be the case before this Season started.
  • 6d ago
    This is not the genre The Terror s01 brought me. Season one had multiple classical elements of drama; man v man, man v nature, and man v monster (which wasn't known to be a monster until well within the season). Here, after one episode, I know it's a ghost, probably an angry one, and a political message regarding Japanese internment camps. Season 1 was "Survivor; Icecaps" which just happened to have a supernatural element. Here, we have a supernatural story with a social message element.
  • 6d ago
    I still need to finish the amazing first season but season 2 starts with an entirely new scenario and an amazing story.
  • 6d ago
    Based on what I watched tonight S2 E:1. One hell of a ghost story, continuing the first season's knack for mixing together mythology, ambiguity, genre, and striking imagery to chill the bones. And the series has GEORGE TAKEI ( Sulu ) !
  • 6d ago
    Outstanding & Unique
  • 6d ago
    Brings back the things that made season 1 a masterpiece.
  • 6d ago
    Wonderfully cinematic and immersive and full of emotion and dread.

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