Tweeting about “Midnight Mass,” Stephen King had only positive things to say. “Mike Flanagan has created a dense, beautifully photographed terror tale,” King wrote about the miniseries. He added that “Midnight Mass” gets better as it goes, as the series “climbs to a high pitch of horror by the 7th and last episode.” High praise from a man who is considered a genius of the genre.
“Midnight Mass,” if you haven’t been following it until now, will tell the tale of a secluded community of religious people living on Crockett Island, Maine. Their simple and placid world changes when a charming (but strange) priest named Father Paul (Hamish Linklater) comes to town, and his arrival heralds major changes. Strange miracles begin to occur — but so do frightening omens that something is terribly wrong. The trailer mixes together images of a woman experiencing a stigmata, dead animals lying on a beach, and a paralyzed girl being enticed to walk toward the front of the church to receive communion. Flames, chaos, and panic ensue.
You’ll be able to find out if your opinion matches King’s when “Midnight Mass” is released September 24 on Netflix.