It's been a trying season of American Horror Story, overloaded with smugly on-the-nose commentary about the Trump era, gratuitous reenactments of cults throughout history, and characters you wish would just die already. This week's penultimate episode revealed the sketchy motivation of alt-right follower Kai Anderson (Evan Peters). But at this point, why should we care?
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American Horror Story has long been one of the most in-your-face shows on TV, layering fantastical plots with cartoonish violence and knowingly over-the-top acting. Last season's Roanoke took aim at reality TV, with mixed but generally amusing results. This season's Cult takes aim at reality itself, and so far it's been horrifying in all the wrong ways.
Video: Finally -- after weeks of surreal teasers and yesterday's opening-credits reveal, which actually revealed nothing -- we have a real trailer for American Horror Story: Cult. Sarah Paulson's bloodcurdling shriek upon realising that Donald Trump has been elected president is truly terrifying. And relatable.