Midnight Mass & The Inversion of Personal Truth (Light Spoilers)

Nadia Carmon
2 min readOct 7, 2021
Intrepid Pictures, Netflix Studios

Midnight Mass is a stunning work of art, which could have easily worked as a stage drama, as it does as a limited series.

But for me, there is a much simpler reason it stuck out to me and stayed with me long after its seven-episode arc…and that’s the subtlety and eloquence in which the entire town of Crockett Island is guided away from its moral center and into the death cult of their spiritual polar opposite.

It’s not unlike things we’ve seen in the media time and again, especially recently, with people committing terrible atrocities en masse at the behest of a religious, political or other figure.

But the problem is that it’s often too easy to separate ourselves from the “blind” and “delusional”.

Midnight Mass makes no such distinction.

Because we could just as easily become them.

What we see is a tight-knit community with a clear identity, some tension but a loving and level-headed nature, devolve into chaos.

This happens as the inhabitants begin to take things on blind faith, rather than questioning their spiritual leaders (Father Paul & Bev Keane).

A collective delusion takes over…So that even when the blood is gushing out of a human body in front of…



Nadia Carmon

Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2nd Rounder ◌ Script Analyst at Coverfly ◌ Freelance Writer ◌ Black Magic Woman www.nadiacarmon.com