An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show circus, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse, and a slasher summer camp.
Physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, a cast of circus freaks, the employees and guests at a struggling hotel, a family who moved into a mysterious farmhouse, the members of a small suburb in Michigan, the surviving members of the Apocalypse and the counselors of a creepy summer camp in this haunting anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, discrimination, addiction and exploitation.
The first season used horror movie scores for its soundtrack, most noticeably the scores from Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), What Lies Beneath (2000), Psycho (1960), and Insidious (2010). Also used the whistled "Twisted Nerve" from Twisted Nerve (1968). "Twisted Nerve" was also featured in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003). Asylum also featured scores from other movies such as Carrie (1976) and Candyman (1992). See more »
During Roanoke's second half, the characters are seen using their camera-only phones for both constant recording and a flashlight - some episodes have them using their phones for days without charging them. This incessant use would wear down the battery within a few hours, even without using other apps. See more »
I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!
See more »
Season 7 - Cult. I will be completely honest, the first 2 episodes really turned me off. I figured this season was heading down the same path as Roanoke and perhaps worse with the political and social overtones. HOWEVER, I decided to keep watching. Things have turned around dramatically and I am now engaged in this season. It is ridiculous and unbelievable, but the characters are now starting to show themselves and several secrets are now out in the open. The show has been very good the past 3 episodes and has officially drawn me back in.
I will say this... the 5th episode "Holes" is brutal. I've been watching horror for over 30 years and I can honestly say I haven't had a scene un-nerve me to the extent this one did. Watch and you'll see what I mean.
32 of 45 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this