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'Milkmaids' Chapter IV Season II AHSS

‘Milkmaids’ Chapter IV Season II AHSS

Milkmaids is the fourth episode of the second season of the popular series American Horror Stories.

Milkmaids is the new chapter of American Horrror Stories, the FX series created by Ryan Murphy

Plot

It is the mid 18th century, in a small town in an unspecified colony. The plague has stricken this and other towns. Hoping to ward off the contagion, the inhabitants of this small-town perform macabre practices, some of them cannibalistic.

Chapter Review – Milkmaids

After the last episode, Drive, this was a “refreshing” change in scenery. Taking place during the 18th century smallpox epidemic, the characters speaking a sort of middle English, and made us think, “Cool, Sleepy Hollow“. There was promise, initially.

American Horror Stories Milkmaids
‘Milkmaids’ Chapter IV Season II AHSS

Filmed in a muted hues, the scenography sets the somber mood of the story. There are a few scenes of gore and grossness that made us screech, but out of sheer disgust, not in suspense nor surprise.

The story is protracted, which can be considered quite a feat given that we are dealing with 47 minute show. There are plenty of characters, and it does allow for a relatively deep portrayal these, but it does not engage us enough. One interesting detail though, is the mix-max of referencing to mythologies; how they relate to each other in the actual legends, I know not, but O.K.

Ultimately, Milkmaids is very slow, and this episode seems to last longer than the actual duration of this installment….

Our Opinion

It is slow, somber, lacks the scare factor, recurring to a few gross effects that are just that, gross. In any case, it is better than the previous episode, or chapter.

Where to Watch American Horror Stories

On Hulu.

Cast

Julia Schlaepfer / Celeste

Ian Sharkey / Edward Browne

Cameron Lee Price / Daniel

Addison Timlin / Delilah

Cody Fern / Thomas Browne

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'Milkmaids' Chapter IV Season II AHSS
American Horror Stories Milkmaids

Title: Milkmaids

Description: It is the mid 18th century, in a small town in an unspecified colony. The plague has stricken this and other towns. Hoping to ward off the contagion, the inhabitants of this small-town perform macabre practices.

Date published: August 12, 2022

Episode number: 4

Part of season: 2

Part of series: American Horror Stories

Production company: FX

Director(s): Alonso Alvarez

Actor(s): Cody Fern, Julia Schlaepfer, Seth Gabel

Genre: Horror

Our Opinion

It is slow, somber, lacks the scare factor, recurring to a few gross effects that are just that, gross. In any case, it is better than the previous episode, or chapter….

Overall
5.5/10
5.5/10

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