Mike Flanagan’s mysterious horror series Midnight Mass is less than one month away, but we still haven’t seen a trailer. Lucky for us, Netflix has unveiled a new poster that teases that the trailer is finally coming next week.
During Midnight Mass, a priest (Hamish Linklater) arrives in an isolated island community, renewing the villagers’ religious fervor. The series’ first teaser already revealed many nightmarish images, and it seems something peculiar is happening with Father Paul. During the teaser release, Flanagan explained that Midnight Mass is a personal story. Since it explores how faith can bring out the negative aspects of human nature, it explores the dark side of religion.
A synopsis for the series reads, “Midnight Mass tells the story of a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford) and the arrival of a charismatic priest (Hamish Linklater). Father Paul’s appearance coincides with unexplained and seemingly miraculous events on Crockett Island. The community is revived in religious devotion – but are these miracles costly?”
Kate Siegel is a frequent collaborator and the real-life wife of Mike Flanagan. There are also Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Alex Essoe, Annarah Cymone, Annabeth Gish, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Robert Longstreet, Igby Rigney, Samantha Sloyan, Henry Thomas, Michael Trucco in the film. Thomas also has experience with Flanagan, as he starred in the first two seasons of the showrunner’s Haunting series. He played the younger version of the family’s father in the first season. In the second instance, he was one of the many ghosts that haunted the manor. Flanagan and Macy are executive producers of the show for Intrepid Pictures.
There is no doubt that Flanagan is one of the most talented horror creators working today. He has directed several of the last ten years’ most critically acclaimed horror films. Oculus, a horror movie about a deaf woman fighting a home invader named Hush, and the supernatural prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil, which received much better reviews than the original, are all examples of such films. Doctor Sleep, a sequel to the Shining movie Gerald’s Game, is about a woman stuck in her room. Furthermore, he served as showrunner for the acclaimed The Haunting series, which many critics regarded as one of the most successful series of 2018.
Midnight Mass bears a strong resemblance to previous Flanagan works. The series shares a title with the book Maddie Young wrote in Hush, and the exact text appears in Gerald’s Game. Given Flanagan’s track record, the show is likely to be one that will be satisfactory to fans and critics alike.
It is now time for us to see the results of the diligent work Flanagan and his cast and crew have put into this film. Check out the embedded trailer to see what Flanagan has in store for us. On September 24th, Netflix will release Midnight Mass globally through its streaming service.
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A small, isolated island community’s existing divisions are heightened upon the return of a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford) and the arrival of a charismatic priest (Hamish Linklater). When Father Paul appears on Crockett Island simultaneously with unexplained miracles, the community is rife with religious fervor. However, do these miracles come at a price?
Aside from Gilford and Linklater, the film stars Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, Annabeth Gish, Robert Longstreet, Alex Essoe, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Igby Rigney, and Annarah Cymone.
Essoe dubbed the performance “all in all.”
A sleepy island community of staunch Catholics – a bit like Salem’s Lot meets The Perfect Storm. Their belief was their undoing. I won’t share much about who I’m playing because it’s a pleasant surprise. I can’t go on about that one…If I do it right, you won’t know it’s me.”