‘The Terror’ Season 2 Trailer Haunts a Japanese Internment Camp

/Film | 6/20/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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The Terror is returning with an unsettling and timely tale of terror. Season 2, officially titled The Terror: Infamy, is set in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. And if the existence of the camp itself wasn’t disturbing enough, the show also throws some creepy ghosts into the mix as well. The end result looks markedly different than the first season, but just as dread-inducing. Watch The Terror season 2 trailer below.

As I type this, there’s a public argument going on about whether or not it’s “fair” to refer to the current U.S. border detention camps as “concentration camps.” Squabbles about nomenclature aside, the fact that we’ve reached this point, where people are trying to debate what concentration camps even are, is just another disheartening reminder of how far things have sunk. And at the same time, America has been here before, and it seems like we’ve learned nothing. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese-Americans were systematically rounded up and placed in internment camps.

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That blight on America’s history serves as the backdrop for The Terror: Infamy, the new season of AMC’s horror anthology series. This season focuses on “an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.” And as you watch this creepy new trailer, it’s nearly impossible to separate the events unfolding therein from current events.

The people involved with this season aren’t shying away from the subject matter, either. “I’m deeply honored to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period,” said showrunner Alexander Woo. “We hope to convey the abject terror of the historical experience in a way that feels modern and relevant to the present moment. And the prospect of doing so with...
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