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THE TERROR: INFAMY
August 12, 2019  | By David Bianculli

AMC, 9:00 p.m. ET

 
SERIES PREMIERE: In 1941, the time in which this second season of AMC’s anthology horror series The Terror is set, the date which would live in infamy was December 7, the day Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor. This 10-episode Season 2, like its predecessor, adds a malevolent supernatural element to an already foreboding setting and historical moment. Last season, it was an ice-bound ship surrounded by mysterious, deadly forces. In Infamy, it follows a Japanese-American family as, in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, they’re rounded up in an internment camp, which quickly houses not only thousands of people who look like them, but an evil spirit who feeds on them. The supernatural horror is something – but it’s the all-too-real horror of America’s fears of its own citizens, and what was done to them in the name of national security, that truly runs chills down the spine. Especially in today’s political context. For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower. And to read George Takei's remembrance of his family's internment, see Mike Hughes' Open Mike and Roger Catlin's TV Eye.
 
 
 
 
 
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