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​New Horror Series Midnight Mass From Creator Of The Haunting Of Hill House Is Now On Netflix

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​New Horror Series Midnight Mass From Creator Of The Haunting Of Hill House Is Now On Netflix

Midnight Mass, the new series from the creator of The Haunting of Hill House, is now available to watch on Netflix - and already it's a firm hit among audiences and critics alike. You can watch the trailer below:

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The latest show from The Haunting anthology's Mike Flanagan, Midnight Mass stars the likes of Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel and Zach Gilford.

It follows residents of the remote Crockett Island as they experiences 'miraculous events' and 'frightening omens' after the arrival of a new priest.

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The synopsis reads: "From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan, Midnight Mass tells the tale 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).

"When Father Paul's appearance on Crockett Island coincides with unexplained and seemingly miraculous events, a renewed religious fervor takes hold of the community - but do these miracles come at a price?"

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Ahead of the show's release, Flanagan admitted it's his favourite project so far, giving some insight to his fans in a letter shared on Twitter.

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He said: "I'm just going to admit it... Midnight Mass is my favourite project so far.

"As a former altar boy, about to celebrate 3 years of sobriety, it's not had to see what makes this so personal.

"The ideas at the root of this show scare me to my core."

And it seems people are already sold, with fans tweeting to say how 'brilliant' they're finding it - and saying it's Flanagan's best project yet.

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One person tweeted: "I'm not gonna be able to stop thinking about Midnight Mass for a long time. What a brilliant, scary, emotionally devastating series.

"Everyone in the cast is incredible. Mike Flanagan ripped my heart out and showed it to me, but I love him for it. This one's a must-watch, folks."

Another said: "Finished Midnight Mass. Most of what I wanna say will involve getting into heavy spoilers so I'm gonna keep my yap shut for the time being, but...that is almost certainly Flanagan's best work yet. Everyone involved's best work yet, for that matter.

"Mandatory viewing."

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Mike Flanagan. Credit: Alamy
Mike Flanagan. Credit: Alamy

Critically, the series has also received high praise too, with a not-too-shabby 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Little White Lies' Leila Latif said: "For those who grew up with complicated relationships with faith, community and addiction (and sought comfort in Stephen King) Midnight Mass will come as a welcome tonic. Flanagan has created something difficult, devastating and truly wonderful."

Judy Berman from TIME also wrote: "It isn't exactly black magic, this formula that Flanagan keeps refining. It's just gotten surprisingly hard to find horror in any format that comes across as neither obvious nor opaque, neither brainless nor self-consciously 'elevated,' neither didactic nor nihilistic in its underlying point of view.

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"His shows are like islands in a storm - not always the cleanest or most elegant on the surface, but hearty, solid refuges nonetheless. And Midnight Mass is his best one yet."

Radio Times critic Patrick Cremona adds: "It's genuinely, thrillingly, unique and certain scenes and moments will live with you long after you've finished watching. One thing is for sure - Flanagan remains comfortably one of Netflix's best assets."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Haunting Of Hill House

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