American Horror Story: 1984 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
I know it’s been a while since the ninth season of American Horror Story has aired. In fact, the latest season is just around the corner. 1984 left me a bit underwhelmed so I forgot about writing this review, but I’m catching up now. So, here we go!

The Plot:

As you probably guess from the title, this season the show is set in the 80s and focus on your regular slasher movie tropes: a killer at a camp and motely crew of counselors left to deal with that…

The Rating:

I was initially pretty excited about this season but something just didn’t feel right. 1984 failed to fully convince me, although I still can’t fully put my finger on where the problem lies.

1984 tried to do a lot of different things at once and I’m not sure all of those combinations worked. No spoilers here but let me just says things didn’t come together as seamlessly as I would have hoped.

One of the problems I had was that this season was trying too hard at times. In an attempt to capture the 80s vibe they went over the top and included too many clichés, made things too bright and loud, so it ended up looking trashy.
Other times, they just didn’t try at all. For example, when you want to have a scene set many years in the future you would usually want to somehow mark the passage of time. Say, by having the characters aged for example? Not here. Even 30 years we still look the same here, because of good skincare products. Seriously, wtf?

The performances delivered by the cast were great, although we are missing some of the AHS classics. I did enjoy having Billie Lourd on the team, though!

Many things about this season of AHS were just slightly off. There’s not one big thing that put me off, it’s rather little things conspiring to give me an irritating feeling that left me underwhelmed with 1984.

Did you watch the season? Let me know in the comments what you think!

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3 thoughts on “American Horror Story: 1984 – A Review

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  2. Still really want to see this one. I am very touch and go with AHS. I don’t think they will ever return to the heights of Murder House and Asylum, and some were downright awful (Roanoke in particular but also Freak Show), but others were perfectly fine (Hotel, Coven, Apocalypse). So we will see how it goes.

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