Parents' Guide to

Midnight Mass

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Religious-themed horror features some gore.

TV Netflix Drama 2021
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+

Religious extremism meets Vampires = great story telling by Mike Flanagan

This is an excellent show! My husband and I just watched it and plan to show our teens. Past Mike Flanagan productions Haunting of hill house and Bly Manor also on Netflix were for older teens and adults due to sex and extremely terrifying imagery and gore. However this show Midnight mass can easily be for 13 years old and up if they can handle the sight of blood. This show is a slow burn and it should be noted that while in the first few episodes it appears to not be violent at all please note that especially towards the final episode the sight of blood is ALOT (trying to be as spoiler free as possible here) however that being said the show on a whole again is not overly gory. There is one scene in the final episode where we see someone slice there neck open it is fast and dark . This show deals with religious extremism and vampires . We see vampires feed on others , we see vampires drink blood. It talks alot about what happens when we die. I for one see these themes in the show as important conversation starters to have with your teens. There is no sex , no nudity . The word fu** and Sh** are used a few times. There is hate talk against Muslims but again there is an important conversation on hate here to be had with teens. Overall a great conversation starter for families with teens and also a fantastic scary mystery.

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Educational value
Great messages
age 16+

The beginning was fine. The story is good but I was disappointed not only at animal death, but animal suffering. This ofcourse is a personal opinion, the showing of dead animals in films is still okay but of suffering or dying animals is unacceptable.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
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Like a lot of contemporary, allegorical horror, this show tells a story that's more about its characters and themes than about jump scares and gore. In fact, it would be tough to find another series that unravels so patiently. Midnight Mass takes the time to establish its characters and setting before even getting to the freaky stuff, which allows it to deal with bigger themes like religion and redemption.

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