American Horror Story: Cult

What is it?

The American horror anthology television show American Horror Story: Cult (Season 7).

What is it about?

This is how Wikipedia describes this television show:

The fictional city of Brookfield Heights, Michigan is left divided by the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Local restaurant owner Ally Mayfair-Richards (Sarah Paulson) is utterly distraught by Donald Trump’s victory and several of her longstanding phobias, including coulrophobia, hemophobia, and trypophobia, intensify as a result.

Similarly devastated is fellow Brookfield Heights resident Winter Anderson (Billie Lourd), a liberal young woman who dropped out of college to work on Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Contrarily, Winter’s estranged and manipulative brother, Kai (Evan Peters), rejoices at the election results and is enticed to pursue political power.

My Thoughts

My brother GC and me have seen every season of American Horror Story so far, we first saw it by accident several years ago on Halloween, we thought that it was a movie and we had no idea what it was but it caught our attention as we looked through channels on the television; and after seeing maybe two episodes of American Horror Story: Asylum and then looking it up online to discover that it was season 2 of a television show we decided to go back and watch American Horror Story: Murder House and then watch American Horror Story: Asylum to get caught up with the show and we have seen every season since then.

Anyway, the latest season was a surprise and it is possibly the first season to possibly not contain the supernatural / paranormal, but I could be wrong depending on what you consider paranormal / supernatural.

I had no idea what to expect and was surprised with the topic for this season and that they took that risk, I expected to hate it, but I liked it better than I had expected but it did have flaws as usual and a few episodes were a bit of a waste.

I think that three of my favorite episodes this season were possibly 11/9, Valerie Solanas Died For Your Sins: Scumbag (which I think is an interesting and creative and good and funny name), and Drink The Kool-Aid.

The end,

-John Jr

2 replies on “American Horror Story: Cult”

I am a regular viewer of American Horror Story. The first one Murder House was not that good. The second season Asylum was the best one they made so far. Coven was the second best. Freak Show was good I rank that as the third best although it could have been better. After Freak Show American Horror story started to go down hill went down hill. Hotel & Roanoke did not live up to the potential. In Hotel I think it was low grade porno rather then a paranormal story. Roanoke story line progressed to being ridicules. I haven’t seen Cult yet since I down graded my cable TV service. I’ll wait till it comes on Netflix……

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Thank you for sharing that True George, it is good to hear that someone else has seen most of the seasons as well, and to get someone else’s opinion on how they rate the seasons.

I agree with you about Hotel and Roanoke in some ways, especially the unnecessary sexual content in Hotel,and Asylum would have been my favorite if it were not for how they killed off certain characters too early and how things somewhat fell apart in the end in my opinion so Murder House wins as my favorite but if I were to watch it again that opinion would possibly change; Freak Show had some good acting at times but that last episode was bad to me and I did not like that season as much as you did, and I possibly liked Coven better than it but ranking them is hard for me.

Speaking of anthology series I am not sure if these are still on Netflix but the three low-budget found footage anthology movies V/H/S, V/H/S 2, and V/H/S: Viral might be on Netflix still.

I probably like the second one the best, then the first, and maybe the third one last; I almost stopped watching the first one because of the annoying characters at the beginning and what they were doing, but I am glad that I did not because things got better after that annoying beginning where I wanted to beat up those characters.

I heard about those three movies several years ago by accident in a comment section of a Disinfo article, I expected to hate them, but I actually liked them better than I had expected for this type of low-budget filmmaking.

Thank you for commenting,
-John Jr


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