The following is a spoiler-free review of Netflix’s The Perfection.
After months of critic hype and fervent fan speculation, Netflix’s mysterious and controversial The Perfection finally began streaming on Friday — and already, it’s tearing the horror community apart.
As vast and as varied as the many things that scare us, horror fans are a unique bunch. Whether you’re dealing with a pack of Conjuring stans or an offbeat group of indie pushers, nailing down exactly what will (and what won’t) satisfy any given audience can be tricky.
So, The Perfection just tried all of it.
Without getting into any spoilers, here’s a simplified premise: Charlotte Willmore (Allison Williams), a classically trained cellist struggling to cope with the passing of her mother, returns to the performance world after an extended hiatus. There she re-encounters her former music instructor Anton (Steven Weber), his wife Paloma (Alaina Huffman), and fellow prodigy Elizabeth (Logan Browning). Then, things get batshit. Read more…