Mike Flanagan has constructed up a name as Netflix’s go-to horror auteur thru his paintings on displays like The Haunting of Hill Space and The Haunting of Bly Manor. Regardless of the luck of those sequence, regardless that, he’s now not too prepared to make some other Haunting installment… a minimum of now not straight away. Right through a up to date Leisure Weekly interview selling his upcoming Netflix horror display, Nighttime Mass, Flanagan defined his reservations about proceeding the anthology.
“Some of the issues that defines the Haunting anthology for me is that either one of them up to now are about updating and riffing on current vintage literature,” he mentioned. “Nighttime Mass was once at all times so authentic and vital and private, it simply by no means felt find it irresistible was once ever going to be part of that universe.”
Nighttime Mass, which facilities at the non secular fervor that sweeps a small Catholic group, is an authentic tale by way of Flanagan (however according to a fictional e-book that displays up in his movies Hush and Gerald’s Recreation). In the meantime, each Haunting displays reinvent well known tales — Hill Space is according to the long-lasting Shirley Jackson novel of the similar identify, whilst Bly Manor is encouraged a number of Henry James works, maximum significantly The Flip of the Screw.
As Flanagan’s manufacturer Trevor Macy places it, Haunting additionally particularly offers with the theory of recollections as ghosts.
“If the celebs align in this type of means that we make a decision to return into the Haunting global, it could should be such a lot on that monitor that we’ve arrange,” Flanagan mentioned. “It will should be the suitable piece of IP, it could should be the suitable ghost-centric tale, and it must in reality are compatible with Bly and Hill Space.”
Regardless, enthusiasts of the Haunting sequence will probably be satisfied to grasp that lots of acquainted faces display up in Nighttime Mass, together with Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, Rahul Kohli, and Annabeth Gish.
“[Midnight Mass] at all times obviously existed in its personal global,” Flanagan mentioned. “I feel it’s amusing for us to carry again other folks we love to collaborate with, however the ones collaborations predate and can live to tell the tale lengthy after Haunting.”
Nighttime Mass premieres on Netflix on September 24.
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