Here's the trailer for Netflix' creepy new horror series 'Chambers'
Some people subscribe to Netflix so they can fall asleep watching their favorite sitcoms, like The Office, Friends and Parks & Recreation. Others subscribe to Netflix to watch terrifying shows like You, Bird Box and The Haunting of Hill House, ensuring that they will never sleep again. (The Bent Neck Lady is coming for you! Don't close your eyes!)
On April 26, Netflix is releasing a new horror series called Chambers. The synopsis reads: "Sasha is a young teen whose heart stops and she immediately gets a new donor heart. After her heart transplant, she doesn't feel the same. Haunted by eerie visions and sinister impulses, she tries to unmask the truth behind her donor's mysterious death."
Watch the trailer for Netflix' creepy new horror series Chambers
In the trailer, we see Sasha (Sivan Alyra Rose) experiencing creepy connections to her to the young woman that donated her heart. We also meet the donor's parents (Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn), a grieving couple that seems like up they're up to something nefarious. As Sasha journeys to uncover the truth about she starts taking on the dead donor's characteristics. "I just want it to go back to the way it was before," she says in the preview. "It's just so weird that someone had to die for me to live."
Netflix picked up one season of the show, which will last ten episodes. "At the heart of it all, just to be really cheesy, it’s a story about identity, and female identity, and adolescent female identity, which is a psychological horror in itself," explained series creator Rachel Leah, per The Arizona Daily Star. "Even though this story obviously has such huge stakes and goes into the supernatural and horror realms, it’s a story about a girl fighting to retain her identity in a world that’s trying to tell her who she is."
Well, who doesn't love a little supernatural body horror? Reviews of the series have been mixed so far.
The Los Angeles Times raved: "Is this Thurman’s “Winona Ryder in ‘Stranger Things’ moment? Anyway, she's good... The dialogue has a lifelike flow and the production is unusually naturalistic for a scary story... [the] characters are vivid enough to sustain a series on their own, without the hocus-pocus."
And The New York Times jeered: "Watching 'Chambers,' you can see various better shows it might have been - an entertaining supernatural murder mystery with Sasha as an intrepid Native American Nancy Drew, or a trippy, surrealist comedy... It’s too bad no one ordered a screenplay transplant."
But who cares what critics say? If you liked the trailer, you might as well just start watching the first episode, and see if it grabs you. If not, you can always go back to The Office, Friends and Parks & Recreation.
The series premieres on Netflix on Friday, April 26.