Midnight Mass

Midnight Mass

TV-MA

netflix

An unsettling but thought-provoking series from horror master Mike Flanagan

7.6

TV Show

United States, United States of America
English
Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery
2021
Alex Essoe, Annabeth Gish, Annarah Cymone
64 min

What it's about

An unsettling omen washes ashore in the wake of the storm. Later, when the locals gather for a potluck, tragedy strikes – and a miracle occurs.

The take

From Mike Flanagan, creator of The Haunting anthology, comes Midnight Mass, a miniseries that is just as gory, unsettling, and supernaturally twisted as any Flanagan horror flick. The series follows an ex-convict who returns to his small town just upon the arrival of a mysterious but alluring priest. As inexplicable events start to happen, the townsfolk hang onto the churchman's words, seeking reassurance where they can. 

With lots to say about religious fanaticism and perpetual grief, Midnight Mass is part of a new wave of layered and thoughtful scary stories currently dominating the genre. While its stately and meditative pace can be overbearing sometimes, it never runs out of things to shock and unnerve the soul.

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