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The Terror: Season 1 Reviews

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April 10, 2018
Explorers confront the fear of the unknown in scary mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 9, 2018
The Terror has a judicious hand with its monster story, using it mostly to add an extra top note of dread to the interpersonal conflict and imposing might of near-eternal winter.
April 2, 2018
Good, old-fashioned jolts of adrenaline are always welcome.
March 30, 2018
The Terror's ensemble cast is one of its strongest assets.
March 29, 2018
The Terror got my full attention from beginning to end. I couldn't turn away. I didn't want to turn away. For me, that's extremely rare.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 28, 2018
"As the title suggests, The Terror is interested in fear itself, how it transforms us, how it turns us cruel and savage... it conjures a piercing dread, both familiar and inconceivable; a portrait of man and nature at their cruelest and coldest."
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 27, 2018
The Terror makes due on the strength of its performances and the chilly, unsettling atmosphere that surely will come to define the series. This will likely please fans of the novel, and be difficult for genre fans to pass up.
March 27, 2018
We're all still caught up in a mad, self-perpetuating cycle of fear. If that's your entry point to The Terror, so be it, but it doesn't have to be. The terror is many things, and one of them is bound to get you.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 27, 2018
AMC's latest series may be the scariest thing it's put out in a long time.
March 27, 2018
The Terror can be scary, but it's real achievement is climatological. The freeze is tangible. When you watch it, wear a sweater.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 27, 2018
The series never bests Simmons's book, but it is powerfully, pleasurably harrowing in its own right.
March 27, 2018
The Terror isn't trying to impress its prestigeness upon you by making everything as nasty and extreme as possible. These may be humans under almost unimaginable pressure, but they're still recognizably human.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 27, 2018
It's an inimitably strange story, and the first episode sets up that eerie sense of discomfort.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 27, 2018
David Kajganich and Soo Hugh's 10-episode nightmare is a work of harrowing historical fiction, one in which supernatural menace looms large over the proceedings, and yet is ultimately less threatening-or terrifying-than man himself.
March 26, 2018
Simmons' novel was originally optioned for a feature film, but the decision to stretch it out to a mini-series was a wise one, allowing The Terror a leisurely development of the crew's growing anxieties.
March 26, 2018
Forward momentum - for the plot, creature action and character development - finally kicks in during episode three but it's a big ask for AMC to expect viewers will return after the first two episodes.
March 26, 2018
Fans of the book may find themselves missing certain elements of Simmons's go-for-broke ending, but the series has its own riff on those same central themes, one that I found just as arresting and just as involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 26, 2018
The final destination, alas, isn't particularly satisfying, but as binge-able concepts go, the getting there is still pretty intriguing.
March 26, 2018
It's a thriller where everything contains cruel intention -- be it the wind, the ice, the water, what have you. The story leans into the superstitious nature of sea-fairing men and ramps up the fear factor with Inuit lore and shamanism.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.6/10
March 26, 2018
Nerve-racking suspense, a deceptively gorgeous landscape and the deeply developed characters lend a rich, big-screen quality to "The Terror's" hourlong episodes.
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