*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*
“You excited to go camping?”
American Horror Stories released its sixth episode, “Feral” on August 12th 2021. The episode is available to watch on FX on Hulu. Episode six stars Cody Fern, Aaron Tveit, Tiffany Dupont, and Blake Shields. The episode runs for approximately 40 minutes.
A young couple and their son decide to go camping in a national state park to find some much needed relaxation, but they soon discover that something terrifying is lurking in the woods.
American Horror Stories: Feral reminds us why it’s never a good idea to go camping in a horror movie as we discover something beyond disturbing, even though it was somewhat predictable. Is it worth a watch? Let’s find out…
Creepy setting and premise.
Sure, horror entries involving the woods have been overdone, but there is something so genuinely sinister and creepy about them. I thought that the camera effects in the beginning of the film really worked and the opening scene was genuinely scary.
Cody Fern is a lot of fun!
Cody Fern plays an Australian park ranger with a quirky sense of humor that just lights up the screen. The movie follows the formula of your average B horror film, but Cody makes it entertaining for the viewer and gives us something to be excited about!
There will be no spoilers in this review but that ending was beyond disturbing. It chilled me to my core and gave me something else to be afraid of. Well done, AHS!
Camping by the numbers.
The majority of the episode followed a camping by the numbers formula. A couple goes into the woods, something creepy happens, and then we deal with the aftermath before investigating it further. While the performances were solid, there was something very predictable and uninspiring going on for the majority of the episode.
However, I thought that once Cody Fern showed up, things changed and then we were thrown several AHS curve balls along the way to grab our attention again.
So am I in or out?
The episode wavered back and forth with its pacing, but once it took off, I was hooked until the end, which may give me nightmares for the rest of my life…
Another solid entry for American Horror Stories!
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on American Horror Stories in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…
When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.
Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…
My new young adult horror thriller comes out October 7th 2021! I hope you enjoy!
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