‘Midnight Mass’ reminds us that religiosity can go astray

Directed by Mike Flanagan (Netflix, 2021)

The scariest thing about Midnight Mass isn’t the blood or creatures. It’s the people.

The miniseries begins by introducing us to the townspeople of sleepy Crockett Island as they suspiciously welcome a new priest into their parish. Father Paul’s appearance seems a godsend: Miracles begin to occur and the town creeps back from economic failure. But strange sightings of a winged creature cause some to wonder if…

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