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kelpls:IT’S OCTOBER 

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kelpls:IT’S OCTOBER 



Source: Tales of Necromancy

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Midnight Mass is my new religion

by cnkguy
Midnight Mass is my new religion

What is this show?

Mike Flanagan, creator of the Haunting of Hill House show, came back to Netflix to deliver us from [give me a sec to come up with something that rhymes with evil and means bad shows or something]. This show centers on the residents of the sleepy Crockett Island when a mysterious new priest steps in and all things spooky and miraculous (?) start happening.

How scary is it?

It is pretty similar to Haunting of Hill House in that it takes a lot of time and care developing its characters and takes sometime to unleash the horror. Some people may find it slow but I think this works to great effect, as it helps us get attached to the characters and grounded in the world so when the real sinister stuff starts happening, it feels very visceral, like it’s happening to people you know. That said, there are moments that reach pretty high levels of terror. It’s great.

It’s particularly chilling if you were raised Catholic.

Jump Scares?

A bit, yeah.

Is there blood and gore?


On a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being Alien: Covenant [I need a new scale for this, I don’t remember Alien: Covenant]), how dumb were the characters?

There are those who act against their own self-interest but in a way that feels all too real. Maybe a 5/10 for standard human levels of dumb.

Anyways, yeah I love this show. I think it outdoes Hill House in that it communicates its big ideas more effectively. There are once again quite a lot of monologues as is Mike Flanagan’s way, but he writes them well and the actors really give them their all. Hamish Linklater delivering homilies goes crazy. The characters are each drawn out with a lot of empathy and you grow to understand each one pretty intimately. The island town itself feels very real and proved a very good setting for this horror story, with its isolation and the fact that it felt like a character unto itself. It had a hold over all the characters, especially the two main characters who wanted to escape it but ended up back in its grasp.

This is pretty close to perfect storytelling. I’m tempted to say it’s the best horror show out there. The only one that comes to mind that may be better is The Terror season 1. But, I do think more people would enjoy this one. Sure, I’ll give this bad boy a 10/10.

Spoiler-y random thoughts below.

God damn do I love the vampire/angel design.

On that note, I’m just gonna put it out there that I’m pretty sure it wasn’t actually an angel, just a vampire in a world where vampires aren’t part of the cultural lexicon.

The scene with the halo on the vampire, the scene with the vampire in the coat and hat shushing Paul, the scene with the vampire in the chasuble. YES!

I was pretty terrified in the moments leading up to the vampire appearing at the church.

It’s on site with Bev Keene.

Riley in the boat will haunt me. Very good stuff.




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👻🎃🧟‍♂️Spooky Szn Asks🧟‍♂️🎃👻

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👻🎃🧟‍♂️Spooky Szn Asks🧟‍♂️🎃👻


Aliens – Do you believe in extraterrestrial life?

Afterlife – Do you believe in life after death?

Bat – What’s your favorite creature associated with Halloween?

Banshee – Have you ever had a paranormal encounter? If so, do tell!

Bloody – Have you ever played Bloody Mary?

Cemetery – Have you ever gone ghosthunting? If not, would you?

Cobweb – Are you afraid of spiders?

Classic  – What’s your favorite classic spooky movie?

Death – Are you afraid of death?

Dreadful – What’s your deepest fear?

Eerie – Imagine your worst nightmare scenario. What is it?

Enchant – Do you believe in magic?

Favorite – What’s your favorite Halloween episode of a television show?

Fantasy –  What’s your favorite mythical character?

Frighten – What was the most scared you’ve ever been?

Ghoul – What’s your favorite horror/Halloween song?

Gory – Do you like horror?

Gothic – Who’s your favorite macabre figure from history?

Haunted House – Yay or nay?

History – Are you familiar with the origins of Halloween?

Hocus Pocus – What’s your favorite spooky season movie?

King – What’s your favorite Halloween tradition?

Jack-O-Lantern – Do you carve pumpkins for Halloween?

Lantern – Would you ever go through a haunted house with no light source?

Macabre – What’s your favorite part of spooky season?

Mysterious – What’s your favorite unsolved mystery?

Night – Do you like the dark or fear it?

Nerve – Do you get scared easily?

Owl – What creature would you have as a familiar?

Ouija – Have you ever use a Ouija board?

Party  – Do you go to Halloween parties, or keep it more lowkey?

Poltergeist – Do you believe in ghosts?

Queen – What’s your all time favorite costume?

RIP – What would your tombstone say?

Salem – Do you like black cats?

Skeleton – What never fails to send a shiver down your spine?

Spell – What kind of magical power would you like to have?

Spooks – What’s your favorite scary movie franchise?

Superstitious – Are you superstitious (or perhaps just a little


Treats – What’s your favorite Halloween treat?

Tricks – Do you like to go trick-or-treating?

Unnerving – What’s a sound that’s off-putting to you?

Vampire – Fact or fiction?

Wand – What kind of wand would you have?

Werewolves – Fact or fiction?

Yearn – What’s something you’re looking forward to this spooky season?

Zombie – How long do you think you’d survive if a zombie apocalypse happened?

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