Series Review: American Horror Story, Season Nine – 1984 (Netflix)
In the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood. As they adjust to their new jobs, they quickly learn that the only thing scarier than campfire tales is the past coming to haunt you. (IMDB)
I had mixed feelings about this season of American Horror Story. Over the nine seasons, there have been a few I didn’t enjoy as much as I’d hoped, and this is one of them.
This season’s theme is slasher campy horror at a children’s summer camp. The year is 1984, and a group of individuals leave LA in hopes of some much needed change of scenery for Camp Redwood. Madness ensues as secrets are revealed and the new counselor’s combat not just their own demons, but very literal ones as well.
I wanted to like the characters of this run, but something was fundamentally off for me. Their connections to each other seemed too convenient and the explanations too farfetched as things unraveled. I also thought it odd that so many of them had done horrible things in the past. The first few episodes were the roughest for me. For me, I just had this idea of how the camp theme would play out and that didn’t happen at all.
However, I will say that things got better after the first few episodes. The story progressed beyond the confines of Camp Redwood and attempted to continue the scary story of these individuals. Was it great? Not really, but I did get an ending that I enjoyed, and the season was entertaining.
In the end, this season may be a bit lackluster for those wanting something epic and awesome, but it is still worth a look see if you’re curious. Happy watching!
That’s it for this series review. How about you? Have you seen this one?
Did you enjoy it? Love it, hate it? Feel free to comment, and have a great day!
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