Netflix's New Horror Series Is Perfect for Haunting of Hill House Fans

Following the success of The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor, Mike Flanagan has a new horror series for Netflix. See the, well, haunting first trailer.

By Alyssa Ray Aug 09, 2021 8:32 PMTags
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Midnight Mass is not The Haunting season three, but we'd understand why you might think that.

On Monday, August 9, Netflix released the first bone-chilling trailer for its new horror series, Midnight Mass, which premieres September 24—and fans of Mike Flanagan's creepy tales should get ready to see some familiar faces.

Because 2020's Bly Manor saw the return of so many Hill House actors in new roles, it's not necessarily surprising that Flanagan is bringing back members of his ensemble for round three. Midnight Mass stars Kate SiegelHenry Thomas, Rahul Kohli, Annabeth Gish, Robert LongstreetSamantha Sloyan and Alex Essoe. But two of the creepiest roles go to newbies.

Instead of horror in a haunted abode, Midnight Mass explores the supernatural occurrences that pop up on an isolated island. Here's where newcomer Zach Gilford comes into play!

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Gilford leads this new horror drama as Riley, a disgraced young man who has returned home to Crockett Island. Riley's return is eerily timed alongside the arrival of the charismatic Father Paul (Hamish Linklater) and other odd events, including dead cats washing up on the shore.

Riley notes in the trailer below, "That wasn't an act of God."

In response, Father Paul simply asks, "Wasn't it?"

As their tense conversation continues, Father Paul spookily encourages Riley to question what he doesn't know. What makes things even more eerie? Father Paul's voice routinely asking "Why?" over a series of creepy moments, making us eager for answers.

September can't come soon enough!

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Watch the terrifying teaser for yourself above.

Midnight Mass premieres Friday, Sept. 24 on Netflix.

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