Netflix viewers praise terrifying horror series calling it 'one of the best shows ever written'
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Netflix subscribers have dubbed a horror miniseries as one of the ‘best-written shows’ to ever feature on the platform.
Back in September 2021, Midnight Mass, starring Kate Siegel and Zach Gilford, was added to the streaming service.
The show - written and directed by The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan - follows former venture capitalist Riley Flynn (Gildford) upon his return to his hometown.
After being in custody for four years due to killing a woman in a drink-driving incident, he returns to Crockett Island at the same time an ‘enigmatic’ new priest arrives.
Replacing the ageing Monsignor Pruitt, Father Paul Hill (Hamish Linklater) quickly begins to revive the town’s faith in the church while mysterious goings-on begin to flood the town.
You’ll have to watch the TV show to find out more, but dead cats are discovered on the beach and a mind-boggling resurrection takes place, too.
Upon its release, Midnight Mass received praise from fans and critics alike, with Erin Maxwell from L.A. Weekly calling it a ‘a must-watch for horror hounds, Halloween lovers, and people who just enjoy great storytelling’.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the seven-episode series currently has a Tomatometer rating of 87 percent, and a solid audience score of 78 percent.
And despite the show being released on Netflix two years ago, viewers have recently been rediscovering how truly ‘spooky’ Midnight Mass is.
One X user recently re-shared the trailer to the show and wrote: “As we get close to spooky season, I encourage everyone to watch, what I consider, to be the greatest thing on Netflix, and one of my (sic) favourite TV miniseries."
“Idk if there's anyone's shows I've enjoyed more on Netflix than Mike Flanagan's shows. Maybe stranger things. But I loved Hill House, Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass. I thought he was done working with Netflix but I am so excited for the fall of the House of Usher,” reported another.
Facebook users have also been having their say on the series, with one claiming it was a ‘masterpiece’.
“It was one of the best-written shows I've watched in a long time,” said a second.
A third commented: “When I first looked at previews I never thought it be good, but then I was hooked after episode (sic) one and it became one of those shows where instead of binge-watching I would literally watch one episode every Friday until I finished it just to savour the moment.”
The Midnight Mass resurgence possibly comes after the first trailer for Flanagan’s latest effort, The Fall of the House of Usher was released last week.
The upcoming Netflix miniseries is based on multiple works by gothic fiction writer Edgar Allan Poe and stars the likes of Carla Gugino and Star Wars legend Mark Hamill.
The Fall of the House of Usher will be available to stream on Netflix from October 12.