After “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” Mike Flanagan took a break from his obsession to write and direct the horror miniseries “Midnight Mass,” a show that has more in common with “The Midnight Club” than just the word “half.” night” in the title.
Like the characters in “Midnight Club” who brutally face death at a young age, “Midnight Mass” also explores death and how we face it. with fear about it. In one of the series’ most heart-pounding scenes, a character who foresaw his own impending death delivers an eight-minute monologue about what they believe will happen to them when they die. Instead of depicting a traditional afterlife, they show the beauty of death from an atheist’s point of view:
“My brain activity stopped and there was nothing left of me. No pain, no memory, no awareness of who I used to be… I’m broken and all the tiniest pieces of me. just recycled and I’m billions of people in different places. And my atoms are in plants and bugs and animals, and I’m like the stars in the sky. There’s a moment and then just scattering. trash all over the damn universe.”
In the “Midnight Club”, the group of kids make an agreement that whichever one of them dies first will try to contact the others from the other side, so brace yourself for more sensational material that Flanagan does very well. But as moving as the speech in “Midnight Mass,” Flanagan knew that younger audiences may not have the patience for long stories – and that lies in the difference between his two “Midnight” shows:
“I’m not going to force ‘The Midnight Club’ viewers into an eight-minute monologue.”
“The Midnight Club” releases October 7, 2022 on Netflix.
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