American Horror Story

American Horror Story

Season 3, Coven

DVD - 2014
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The exceptional young witches at Miss Robichaux's Academy are under assault by forces of ignorance and hate. Caught in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe, who harbors a terrifying secret of her own. Fiona, a Supreme Witch with unimaginable powers, is determined to protect the Coven, but her obsessive quest for immortality will lead her to cross paths with a formidable voodoo queen and a murderous slave owner cursed with eternal life.
Publisher: [S.l.] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]
Call Number: DVD F AMER v.3
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (594 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
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provere13
Dec 16, 2016

Seasons 1 & 2 were amazing. Season 3 does not hold a candle to either of them. It was all over the map, comically bad in places where it was meant to be scary, and the story lines went absolutely nowhere. We watched 8 episodes thinking "It HAS to get better...it HAS to!". It did not. So we stopped watching and didn't even care about how the series wrapped up. If you loved the first two seasons I am confident you will not enjoy season 3. Kathy Bates was underutilized, big time.

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Monolith
Jan 24, 2016

Season Three was good, but not even close to One, or Two (which was outstanding). I quickly tired of the constant barrage of racist vitriol (e.g. "...if your hair is nappy, white people ain't happy!" -- WTF?!?), and it felt like the young ladies were more models in a fashion show parading around in ever-changing outfits than students of a witches' coven. Evan Peters was mostly underutilized as a version of a grunting Frankenstein's monster. On the positive, Jessica Lange was excellent, as always; Kathy Bates was a welcomed addition (although, again, the bigotry was off-putting); and Gabourey Sidibe as Queenie and Jamie brewer as Nan shined, and are fine young actresses.

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gurujr
Sep 04, 2015

The Coven season 3 was pretty good. Witches with attitude. Jessica Lange is turning out to be the matriarch of this series and she is goooood. Absolutely loved the performances of Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, and Kathy Bates.

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christopherzilis
Jul 08, 2015

Why are most of the copies tied up in transit at the Harold Washington Branch?

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palaminopony
May 14, 2015

“American Horror Store: Coven” follows Zoe, a teenager who has the uncontrollable power to cause violent brain hemorrhaging in anyone who has sex with her. After accidentally killing her boyfriend, Zoe is sent to the New Orleans based Miss Robichaux’s Academy by her parents. While there, Zoe learns that the school is actually a Coven and is meant to school young witches. At the school, Zoe meets the school’s headmistress (Cordelia) and the only other students of the school (Nan, Madison, and Queenie). After Cordelia’s horrible mother shows up and starts a war between the Coven’s witches and the city’s voodoo witches, life becomes harder and more confusing for Zoe.

“American Horror Story: Coven” does pale in comparison to the show’s other seasons, but is still entertaining in its own way. The plot is interesting, and driven, but riddled with holes. The setting is beautiful and perhaps one of the best parts of this season. In fact, the show’s plot and characters draw heavily from the mythology surrounding New Orleans in order to make the show seem more realistic. The characters themselves are unique, but spend more time being rude to each other opposed to actually doing anything to solve their issues. This season isn’t as scary as the others, and draws more from body horror to scare its audience (eg at one point, a woman’s eye is removed with a melon baller). The actors did an excellent job of bringing their characters to life despite this season’s weak scripts, and “American Horror Story: Coven” still has the same intricate shots as the other seasons.

Overall, the author of this review does recommend “American Horror Story: Coven”, but not as much as she recommends the other seasons. Viewers should be advised that all seasons of “American Horror Story” contain graphic scenes of gore, violence, and sexual activities. The author of this review believes “American Horror Story: Coven” to be suitable for ages sixteen and up.

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