The Terror: Infamy (2019)


The Terror

Critics Consensus

Real-world and supernatural horrors collide in Infamy, an exceptionally well-crafted ghost story that creeps under the skin and stays there.



Critic Ratings: 36


Audience Score

User Ratings: 135
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Air date: Aug 12, 2019
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Set during World War II, the haunting and suspenseful second season of the horror-infused anthology The Terror: Infamy centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese American community, and a young man's journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. The season chronicles Chester Nakayama and his friends and family from Terminal Island, California, as they face persecution from the American government and battle the evil spirit that threatens their future. The Terror: Infamy tells the often overlooked story of Japanese American internment and asks what it truly means to be an American. From 1942 to 1945, more than 145,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians were forced from their homes and into internment camps by their respective governments, simply because of where they or their ancestors were born. Their story is one of perseverance in the face of injustice.


George Takei
as Yamato-san
Derek Mio
as Chester Nakayama
Shingo Usami
as Henry Nakayama
Naoko Mori
as Asako Nakayama
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Critic Reviews for The Terror Infamy

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (14)

Infamy's dual sources of terror don't quite cohere into a single story. Part of the problem may lie in the writing and plotting. But the show also seems to offer different things to different viewers.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Infamy also features a wonderfully varied range of responses from the Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans in the camps.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Infamy" is thematically rich beyond that, especially in how it navigates the old ways, the new, and the messy realities in which they collide.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Terror" remains a thoughtful story of human nature, more haunting in its honesty than its ghosts.

Aug 12, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fine second season with solid horror elements, and a particularly engaging - and relevant - message.

Aug 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is accomplished, risk-taking television. You certainly won't forget it.

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Ultimately, we're just waiting to get to the end now so we can be done with it - and that's disappointing for a show that was so strong in its season.

Aug 14, 2019 | Rating: 2.2/5 | Full Review…

Excellent and deeply moving.

Aug 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The blend of J-horror tropes with history and family drama makes The Terror: Infamy a worthy addition to this growing anthology and makes it very difficult for AMC to find a story that will be good enough for a third chapter.

Aug 19, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

"The Terror: Infamy" makes you uncomfortable, using your anticipation of historical events to cast dread over each action and ultimately utilizes knowledge of the established horror visuals to keep you uneasy.

Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The well-balanced mix of family melodrama, ghost story, and politically astute historical commentary makes for captivating viewing, as does the high production quality and great character work

Aug 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The Terror: Infamy will thrive if it leans on the fear of the families while they're in the camps, because of how real and relevant it feels to viewers.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Terror: Infamy

  • 3h ago
    A complete let down from season one in all respects. Different creative team, I hear. It shows.
  • 1d ago
    Great and different story. Portraits a time in the US many of us don't now about.
  • 3d ago
    Why set this season in a moment of political upheaval with a victimized social group if the show wasn't interested in exploring that as the root of its horror? It has the effect of blaming the Japanese for their own suffering. Add to that every horror trope and cliche in the book and the season becomes one giant waste of an opportunity.
  • 4d ago
    What a letdown after a brilliant Season 1! The story has so many holes and doesn't add up. The show tries to be super woke about the plight of Japanese in interment camps but in its zeal tells a fake version of it that doesn't reconcile at all with the historical record. There is some good acting as the only saving grace.
  • Oct 08, 2019
    Pretty bad. I liked the first 2 episodes but after that it has DRAGGED and I don't care what happens anymore
  • Oct 07, 2019
    This show is terrible. There is no horror, no terror and no tension. any attempts to create tension are so predictable. the acting is bad for the most part or maybe that's due to the appalling script. in one episode we had a glimpse into the spirit world and for a few moments I thought we were finally up and moving but the damp squib of an end proved otherwise. most of the time we are just getting filler where we should be unnerved. the stuff with the baby in ep.9 was utterly risible. "the baby is looking at me as if it has a secret"..c'mon.. most of the time the characters are just delivering some labored expository dialogue.. coming from a guy who's credits include skull island and some godzilla movies i suppose it shouldn't be suprised. worst of all the internment stuff is just there to gove this some moral worthiness. it's a disjointed meandering mess and it is well under the shadow of the first brilliant season. everything the terror season one posessed is missing from this. i understand it's meant to be different, but it should have a modicum of scares. the terror season one was full of dread, terror, wonderful characters and settings.. and it was at times incrediblt moving. these are all lacking here. I don't expect another season after this. it's just ( handsomely mounted) rubbish.
  • Oct 01, 2019
    AMC did good marketing Terror Infamy because i was excited for it to come out and then it got here and sadly i think its slow and jumps around alot making it hard to keep up at times. Instead of doing 10 episode season should probably left alot out and made it 8 episodes. Which is point im at now. Im tempted to make it 8 episodes for me dont know if i can watch 2 more episodes
  • Sep 24, 2019
    The show is "meh". I want to like it because I love Japanese culture but the character are so victim-y and distract from the main story line of the ghost-monster.
  • Sep 21, 2019
    I want to see all of it
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Great storyline! Mixes wartime history and old family secrets that give you chills as you watch each story unfold.

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