New Netflix horror series from Hill House director has 94% on Rotten Tomatoes 3 weeks ago

New Netflix horror series from Hill House director has 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

It's been called 'both terrifying and emotionally devastating'

The new Netflix limited series Midnight Mass from The Haunting of Hill House director Mike Flanagan, has received a cracking score of 94 per cent on review accumulator site Rotten Tomatoes.

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Midnight Mass was released on Netflix on September 24 and has since made the rounds on social media, with one user referring to the show as "both terrifying and emotionally devastating".

"There will be screams, yes. There will be blood. But not before Midnight Mass has seduced its audience into caring about what happens," writes John Andersen of the Wall Street Journal.

Leila Latif of Little White Lies said: "[Flanagan] manages to have fun with the most macabre symbolism of Catholicism while asking pertinent questions around the confirmation bias of fanaticism and the banality of mob violence."

Directed by horror visionary Mike Flanagan, the show's synopsis paints a truly nail-biting picture. Take a look:

"Midnight Mass tells the tale of a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man and the arrival of a charismatic priest. When Father Paul's appearance on Crockett Island coincides with unexplained and seemingly miraculous events, a renewed religious fervour takes hold of the community – but do these miracles come at a price?"

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Running for just seven episodes, Flanagan's latest work features performances by Kate Siegel, who has appeared in previous Flanagan productions including The Haunting of Hill House and its spiritual sequel series The Haunting of Bly Manor. Other cast members include Good Girls' star Zach Gilford, I Zombie's Rahul Kohli, and Lily Rabe's husband, Hamish Linklater.

As a limited series, a second season is not expected. However if you are looking for something to sink your teeth into over the Halloween period - which is all of October, by the way - then Midnight Mass might just be the show for you.

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