Full confession, I’ve only seen two seasons of American Horror Story: the first two. And while I haven’t kept up since, I can tell you that the second season, Asylum, was one of the show’s best. In fact, critics agree:
But as you can see, while the reviews of the first two seasons feature adjectives like “gory”, “shock” and “scare”, the following seasons are described by words like “campy” “weirdness” and “garish”. All of this is just a long way of me saying that something about the show changed and I wasn’t game, so I tuned out.
But then last season, Roanoke, I heard that AHS had gone back to its old ways, and again, Rotten Tomatoes agrees, saying that it returned to it’s “spookier, smaller scale.”
Well, based on the looks of the first trailer, it appears that the seventh season of the smash FX show, Cult, will be continuing that trend.
Hopefully, the return of a modern, grounded setting and realistic gritty thrills will lead to a return in quality as well. Either way, you can never go wrong with Sarah Paulson in the lead.
American Horror Story: Cult is the seventh season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story. The season was picked up on October 4, 2016, and is scheduled to premiere on September 5, 2017. Returning cast members from previous seasons include Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Frances Conroy, Mare Winningham, Emma Roberts and Chaz Bono. Joining them are new cast members Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Colton Haynes, Alison Pill and Lena Dunham.