Just released, Horror Movie Talk presents the Midnight Mass Aftershow. We'll breakdown each episode of the upcoming seven-part horror series by Mike Flanagan on Netflix with a companion aftershow episode. About Midnight Mass When Father Paul's appearance on Crockett Island coincides with unexplained and seemingly miraculous events, a renewed religious fervor takes hold of the community. But do these miracles come at a price? From Mike Flanagan, the creator of The Haunting of Hill House, 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. Subscribe Now Subscribe to Horror Movie Talk on your favorite podcast platform so that you can binge the entire aftershow on the same day that you binge Midnight Mass on Netflix. … [Read more...] about Midnight Mass Aftershow Available Now
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In the exciting conclusion to the Midnight Mass Aftershow, we cover Book VII: Revelations. We breakdown the horror and metaphysical aspects of this last episode of Midnight Mass. () - Welcome() - Opening Prayer() - Synopsis() - Sermon Synopsis In the finale, we see the resulting chaos of what happened in the church. Lines are drawn the turned and unturned, and Bev self righteously appoints herself as the leader to guide the islanders. While continuing the heavy violence from the previous episode’s finale, this final book takes a hard turn into the metaphysical as many characters confront their life choices, and their impending death. … [Read more...] about Midnight Mass Aftershow | Book VII: Revelation
At this point, everything has been set in motion and we get to see what "God" wants for the island of Crockett. Listen to Episode 6 of the Midnight Mass Aftershow. () - Welcome() - Synopsis() - Opening Prayer() - Sermon Synopsis This episode starts with Erin In the boat where... stuff just went down. At this point, everything has been set in motion and we get to see what God wants for the island of Crockett. The apostles who have been chosen on the island are setting to work doing what has to be done to spread salvation to the rest of the island. We sit and watch in dread and I have to wonder, is this all part of God’s plan? Maybe he does work in mysterious ways. Maybe this is salvation. Maybe those who stand opposed to Bev and Monsenior Pruit are in defiance of God’s will. If that is the case, would you accept the sacrament? Would you follow this God? … [Read more...] about Midnight Mass Aftershow | Book VI: Acts of the Apostles
Gospel means the good news, and this episode has some of the worst news for our favorite characters. () - Welcome() - Opening Prayer() - Synopsis() - Sermon Synopsis Riley is missing, and Erin is searching all over the island for him. Father Paul is starting to sound more militant in his Good Friday Sermon, and Mildred is appearing almost as young as her daughter. We eventually find out what Riley’s fate is and have some of the most emotional moments in the series. … [Read more...] about Midnight Mass Aftershow | Book V: Gospel
This episode of the aftershow we get to discuss some of the most pivotal revelations of Midnight Mass. () - Welcome() - Opening Prayer() - Synopsis() - Sermon Synopsis This episode starts with Erin at the doctors office, where they find one of the most disconcerting things I can possibly imagine out about her pregnancy, the baby appears to have vanished from inside her womb. This episode is pivotal to the series so far in that we finally realize what the flying, cat eating presence is, and what role it plays. We also learn that this new pastor is not new at all, but monseniour all young and vibrant again. Finally, we get into pithy and heartfelt dialog about what life and death are and how they can mean different things to different people. … [Read more...] about Midnight Mass Aftershow | Book IV: Lamentations
In this episode, we discuss the major revelation of what happened to Monsignor Pruitt. () - Welcome() - Opening Prayer() - Synopsis() - Sermon Synopsis This episode fills in details about what happened to Monsignor Pruitt. We also pick up right at the moment after Leesa's spine is healed. The town clamors for more healings and Riley is skeptical. Signs of de-aging become more pronounced, but no one openly talks about it. … [Read more...] about Midnight Mass Aftershow | Book III: Proverbs
We pick up where we left off, the day after the storm, but there is an unexpected surprise washed up on the beach. () - Welcome() - Opening Prayer() - Synopsis() - Sermon Synopsis This episode contains death, the building of relationships, the building of faith, and even the what appears to be a modern day miracle. We get to see a little bit more of the mysterious humanoid that stalks the island, and seems to be stalking Erin. … [Read more...] about Midnight Mass Aftershow | Book II: Psalms
In this first official episode of the Midnight Mass Aftershow, we cover Book 1: Genesis. We introduce the characters and start asking ourselves questions about where we think the show will go. () - Welcome() - Opening Prayer() - Synopsis() - Sermon Synopsis This first episode starts out with Riley Flynn being convicted of vehicular manslaughter and serving 4 years in prison. As he returns home to the island community of Crockett, we are introduced to his family and the other townspeople of note. Much ado is made of the return of Monsignor Pruitt the elderly priest coming back from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The townspeople are surprised to learn that Monsignor Pruitt is replaced temporarily with Father Paul hill. Along with the arrival of Riley and Father Hill, spooky things are afoot in the dark of night. … [Read more...] about Midnight Mass Aftershow | Book I: Genesis
We watched Paranormal Activity 3 and I literally had nightmares. This movie has taken the tried and true formula from the first few, sharpened it, and really knocks it out of the park in terms of scares. … [Read more...] about Paranormal Activity 3 Review
Why start an aftershow before the show is available to watch? Because we are going to first give our overall review and tell you that you need to watch Midnight Mass. () - Welcome() - Synopsis() - Themes() - Score() - A Letter From Mike Flanagan Synopsis An isolated island community experiences miraculous events - and frightening omens - after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest. Riley also returns home to Crockett island following his incarceration for the accidental slaying of a young woman while he was driving drunk. As we experience a community threatened by the death of their fishing industry, and an aging populace, we suddenly see new life being breathed into the church. Midnight Mass brings us an even handed look at the themes of religion, death, and what it means to live a good life amongst those who do evil even when they believe themselves to be acting in the name of God. Score 10/10 A Letter From Mike Flanagan Welcome to … [Read more...] about Midnight Mass Review | Midnight Mass Aftershow | Episode 0