The next will dive into plot particulars for Midnight Mass, so cease studying now for those who haven’t but began to observe Mike Flanagan’s present, and nonetheless plan to.
The work by horror writer-director Mike Flanagan begins to attach extra emotionally, and make a bit extra sense, when you notice that the person himself handled alcoholism. Dependancy is a thread that runs by means of Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill Home, his adaptation of Stephen King’s Physician Sleep, and his newest sequence for Netflix, Midnight Mass. It goes with out saying that Flanagan is/was a deeply spiritual particular person, which colours in numerous the conversations he’s attempting to launch with the sequence. However whereas guesting on CinemaBlend’s ReelBlend podcast, Flanagan additionally made it clear that the character of Riley, performed by Zach Gilford, was “an avatar” for the director, who had confronted down a number of the identical struggles.