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Netflix's Midnight Mass review: A triumph The Haunting fans won't expect


Hamish Linklater stars in Midnight Mass.

If you're looking for another beautiful, melancholy horror like Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor, you might find creator Mike Flanagan's latest series a little disappointing.

Granted, Midnight Mass is separate from The Haunting anthology. Ghosts, in the traditional sense, aren't loitering around houses here. Still, it has plenty of echoes of The Haunting tales, exploring guilt, grief and suffering via the medium of horror.

Yet, Midnight Mass also has a clear agenda. In searing fashion, it wants to dissect faith, from its ancient traditions to the darker aspects that terrify. Midnight Mass is a series that pools in conversation after deep conversation, debating just about every facet of devoting oneself to a higher power. It's a risky preoccupation. While handled intelligently, it might feel overdone for some.

And yet, Midnight Mass pulls you along. Its ...


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