NOS4A2 (pronounced Nosferatu) is a modern reimagining of a classic horror tale almost as old as moving pictures themselves. Luckily, this new AMC horror show is a “talkie.”
Based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, NOS4A2 is a supernatural horror drama starring Zachary Quinto, who rides the line of creepy and charming better than any actor alive. Quinto portrays Charlie Manx, a supernatural killer who feeds off the souls of children, before depositing them in the hellish village of “Christmasland,” where unhappiness is against the law. By the way, this holiday dystopia exists solely inside his mind.
Unfortunately for this ghoul, Victoria McQueen, a working-class artist is carrying some supernatural powers of her own. In this case, the very specific ability to track Manx before he strikes again. McQueen must fight to not only put an end to the Christmas-crazy soul-devourer but keep herself sane in the process, not to mention avoid falling prey herself.
Here’s how to watch NOS4A2 online for free.
What is NOS4A2
- Launched: June 2019
- Channel: AMC
- Genre: Horror drama
- Starring: Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen, Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx, Olafur Darri Olafsson as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Chris McQueen, Jahkara Smith as Maggie Leigh, Karen Pittman as Angela Brewster, Rarmian Newton as Drew, Darby Camp as Haley Smith, Ashley Romans as Tabitha Hutter
- Seasons: 2
- Status: Pending
What the critics are saying
- “The Boston accents on NOS4A2 are noticeable in a way that accents should not be, and the dialogue is sometimes predictable—at least once I said a character’s lines before the character did. But the acting is solid, and that’s what grounds the show, even when it explores the supernatural and worlds of make-believe.” –Rae Nudson, Paste Magazine
- “In keeping with the story’s cheeky title, I’ll sum it up by getting behind the wheel of a bit indulgent metaphor. NOS4A2 will put you on a magical road, brimming with possibilities for terror and wonder, but takes so many detours into dull territory, you’re left with the impression you’re going nowhere at all. But if it ever figures out where it’s going, there’s plenty of gas left in the tank.” –Haleigh Foutch, Collider
Where to stream NOS4A2
- Sling TV
- AT&T TV Now
- YouTube TV
There are a number of ways to get access to AMC and stream NOS4A2 and other AMC shows live. It’s also available on horror content streaming service Shudder.
How to watch NOS4A2 online for free
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