Haunting Of Hill House Creator Says Filming Has Started On New Horror Series
The man behind the incredible series The Haunting of Hill House is pressing ahead with a new horror series that will no doubt scare us half to death.
Filmmaker Mike Flanagan has revealed that filming has got underway on Midnight Mass.
Sharing a photo on set, Flanagan posted a clapperboard showing they were shooting the first take of the very first roll.
Flanagan has kept tight lipped about the new series, but a brief synopsis has been shared.
According to Comic Book: "Midnight Mass follows an isolated island community that experiences miraculous events - and frightening omens - after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest."
To be honest, it sounds right up our alley.
We first got a glimpse of the fictional book in 2016 flick Hush - where its author Maddie Young (played by Kate Siegel) is tormented by a masked killer while in her remote home. The book is shown on screen and small titbits of information can be seen, with the words 'but the 512 souls on sleep Crocket... church put Riley face to face with a terrifying secret' visible.
An additional Easter egg features on the back cover where a fictional quote from a 'critic' called Trevor Macy (actually the name of one of Hush's producers) says the book is 'absolutely spine-tingling'. We would expect nothing less from Flanagan.
Since posting the photo onto social media, fans are super excited about Midnight Mass and hope it won't be too long before we get to see it.
One person said: "Mike coming in to save 2020. I just hope they stay safe and can film relatively quickly because I'm starved for Flanagan content."
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Another said: "Right on! Can't wait to see what you come up with. You're an inspiration, man."
Until we get more information on Midnight Mass, we can get excited for Flanagan's next project The Haunting of Bly Manor.
In a discussion on CinemaBlend's ReelBlend podcast, Mike explained that the pandemic which brought most of the world to a halt didn't impact the Hill House follow-up.
He said: "I don't expect it to be delayed one bit. We didn't really miss a step, believe it or not. We had already wrapped before the whole Covid shutdown hit all the productions.
"We had a couple of weeks where we had to kind of figure out how to continue post remotely. But my post team also, you know, where I've been with now, my whole career, they cracked it real fast and we've been doing everything on these virtual sessions.
"I think Netflix, they haven't announced when it's coming out. They've got their own plan. But we've been jamming through post. It's been going great. It's definitely later this year. It's not going to get kicked off into 2021, or anything. Everything's on schedule. I'm really excited for you guys to see it."
While the first season centred on Hill House and the Crain family, the new season is set in Bly Manor and will be completely separate from the first.
Bly Manor is the name of the (haunted) house in classic horror novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
Featured Image Credit: Mike Flanagan/Twitter