Chambers is a solid fun with a horror show on Netflix …
From Rosie Knight
This is (almost) a review without the spoiler of the new Netflix new teenage horror series Chambers, of which all 10 episodes are streamed to Netflix.
Netflix has been getting into the young programming landscape for a long time, but with its new Chambers series for horror, they manage to deliver something strange and unique, but ultimately uneven. While the slow exhaust chiller is definitely not for everyone and does not deliver the mystery to its core, fans of the genre, however, will be intrigued by the atmospheric supply.
Set in the beautiful landscape of Arizona, Chambers is located on the teenager Sasha (Siwan Alire Rose), who suffers from an unexpected heart attack during her intimacy with her boyfriend. She is almost dying, but is saved by an unexpected heart transplant, and quickly flows into the privileged and alien world of the donor's family. The first few Chambers episodes offer a frightening and often visually distant world that is clearly divided into the Hague and no. The Sashi world is workable, dusty and rural, but donor Becky and her family come from pure lines, white marble and glass.
The heightened horror is a filling term, but it feels like the show is trying to bring aesthetic and aural experience that is often associated with those brutally brushed films for increased horror to the small screen. There is a mixture of long rare footage along with modified moments; the sound design is great and contributes to the often minimalistic storytelling. Probably not much happens in the first few episodes, but filmmakers manage to build a lot of atmosphere, especially after Sasha and her uncle Frank (Marcus LaVoi) were first invited to the home of Nancy (Uma Thurman) and Ben Lefevre Tony Goldwin) – the saddening parents of Becky. Something is obviously not true there, but despite her best intentions, soon Sasha is enrolled in the same private school that her donor participated as part of a scholarship on her behalf.
The problem comes after setting is achieved and you realize that Chambers has eight more episodes. The show is definitely a light of conspiracy and often feels like struggling to fill its seasonal order. It does not help that the "heart transplant" makes the person receiving it start to act more as the donor's "knocking" is done earlier, the most memorable in the brilliant era, Indiana's "Heart of the Chain" episode. Chambers do not have much to add to that narrative device, but the attempt to explore wealth, poverty and privilege gives it an interesting advantage.
Teenage is ripe for horror and research about it, and the look of the body with horror of the body seems to suggest the potential for an interesting and analogous story. However, the narrative story is circled in its own secrets and it seems to be consuming the more interesting aspects of its teenage crew, focusing more on its own performance and the high school drama of the innate terrible advent of age. Another thing that is unusual for the series is its representation of teenage sexuality, which sometimes feels cruel to the point of an explicit and even voyeuristic. It is a huge change from the sanitary passion of the shows such as Riverdale, Pretty Little Liars and the Achilles of Sahina.
Rose is a dynamic and engaging lead even when the show pushes her into more and more ridiculous situations. The chambers are ambitious to the point of stupidity when it comes to its central story, because the mystery surrounding Becky's death becomes unknown and unknown, and Sasha tries to find herself (and the truth) in the face of her strange new status quo. The visually engaging direction and inclusive casting keep the chambers on the right side of the interesting, even when they really begin to feel as if they can achieve in terms of telling stories. From later episodes, however, the show begins to lag, often more interested in topics from the soap opera featuring the remarkable strong performances of the film. Speaking about the actors, Thurman and Goldwin are set apart, just as nasty and disastrous as you need them, as possible parents who are saddened by sad people.
Those who find themselves intrigued enough to keep it for the full 10 episodes will be rewarded with one of the best and weirdest episodes of the show, which offers a hook that will likely capture even the happiest of viewers. Although, as the series finishes, you can not help them, but you want them to come to good things faster and properly expand instead, rather than confusing something that is more interesting than what happened in the nine episodes before.