The Terror: Infamy Reviews

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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
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+
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
August 12, 2019
Showrunner Alexander Woo and his team have crafted a hell of a ghost story, continuing the first season's knack for mixing together mythology, ambiguity, genre, and striking imagery to chill the bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.3/10
August 12, 2019
Tackling the real-life horrors of Japanese-American internment, the second season of 'The Terror' is an urgent and wholly chilling follow up.
August 12, 2019
This is accomplished, risk-taking television. You certainly won't forget it.
August 11, 2019
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
August 9, 2019
Infamy is most successful when it's exploring the ways in which these notions of "new" and "old"-birth country versus adopted home, nativists (or nationalists) versus immigrants, keeping cultural heritage alive versus assimilating-clash and overlap.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 8, 2019
Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein's new iteration of the Terror series, both thanks to its subject matter and supernatural apparitions lurking at the edges, is permeated by an ever-creeping sense of dread that proves undeniable.
August 8, 2019
Somewhat less intense experience than what I've seen of the first season with Jared Harris, but the franchise as a whole is proving a potent combination of what scares us in our imaginations and what should scare us in the world outside our windows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 7, 2019
With its powerful depiction of once-proud families uprooted and separated, the series is gut-wrenching enough, even without the scary stuff.
August 7, 2019
The Terror: Infamy not only lives up to the historical-horror fusion of The Terror, but it does a better job of fitting mythological elements into the wider story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2019
It has potential as a historical drama, illustrating a shameful period in American history with disturbing modern implications. It's too bad that annoying demon keeps getting in the way.
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