The Terror: Infamy Reviews

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August 14, 2019
Good intentions only get you so far. As a work of horror filmmaking, this doesn't go very far at all.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
August 13, 2019
Infamy also features a wonderfully varied range of responses from the Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans in the camps.
August 13, 2019
"Infamy" is thematically rich beyond that, especially in how it navigates the old ways, the new, and the messy realities in which they collide.
August 12, 2019
The upshot is a series that is so mesmerizing when it's being a stylistically conservative historical drama that when the mandatory inexplicable or ghastly moments arrive... they have less impact.
August 12, 2019
That's the genre that Infamy is playing in, and the result is spookiness instead of eponymous terror. It's a campfire tale that won't jolt you immediately, but it packs an unsettling punch that lingers.
August 12, 2019
"The Terror" remains a thoughtful story of human nature, more haunting in its honesty than its ghosts.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 19, 2019
The blend of J-horror tropes with history and family drama makes The Terror: Infamy a worthy addition to this growing anthology and makes it very difficult for AMC to find a story that will be good enough for a third chapter.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 16, 2019
"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.
August 14, 2019
Whereas the previous season was essentially a monster attack story with everything that entails, here it's a methodical ghost story that is more of a slow burn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2019
Infamy would have worked just as well without a supernatural element, which is probably saying something about just how scary this season's story actually is.
August 13, 2019
Takei is better than the younger cast, but the tale's supernatural blend is interestingly evocative.
August 13, 2019
At times, the premiere feels a bit unruly, a patchwork of scenes that don't really flow from one to the next, brought down even more by the script's stilted dialogue. The pacing really feels off
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 13, 2019
While plenty of lauded television shows over the past several years have tried to tap into the fears of growing fascism in real life, none have managed to be as incisive, or as shocking, as The Terror.
August 13, 2019
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.
August 13, 2019
The premiere episode is rife with omens and unsettling atmosphere, not to mention family secrets. Though amidst its questions of guilt, repression and cultural (un)belonging, the series also picks its historical moment with uncanny precision.
August 13, 2019
[The Terror: Infamy] combines historical drama and Japanese ghost stories to deliver a disturbing tale of love and loss and the cruelties of war and racism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 12, 2019
nfamy firmly establishes The Terror as a worthy anthology rooted in the terrors of the human condition, capable of evolving into as many horrors as the human mind can hold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2019
What people are certain isn't happening is, very much, happening, and that line between assuredness and doubt is what makes season two of The Terror so compelling.
August 12, 2019
Infamy extracts horror from all of its elements and attacks viewers from every angle. The obake itself is creepy, but the panic it causes among the Japanese adds another layer of uneasiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
August 12, 2019
Fine second season with solid horror elements, and a particularly engaging - and relevant - message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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