icelandic horror movie fan.
in the 1950s, sci-fi films were mostly scenes of people talking in a laboratory, a study or an office.
those films were low budget so they didn't have much to work with. the budget was spent on creating a monster or some practical effect that would make an impression for the few scenes involved.
asylum films can't afford sets.
take this film for example. almost every single shot is a tight close-up. there is no way anyone would make that…
i usually don't rate things before i finish watching them, but there is one episode left and i've watched the first three ones three times and the fourth one twice.
it's amazing. it's more horrifying than any horror film that has ever been made, and that is not to say that there haven't been films and mini-series made about horrifying historical events before, chernobyl just does it so good that you forget that you are watching an acted piece of theatre and you just feel the radiation ionizing your cells.