A TikTok from creator thenewestmoon pokes fun at a few of the similarities between Netflix’s Midnight Mass and the teen vampire romance, Twilight.
A new TikTok points out the funny similarities between Midnight Mass and Twilight. The pop-culture phenomenon that is Twilight began in 2005 with the YA vampire-romance novel by Stephenie Meyer. The author’s best-selling saga was soon adapted into a film series, starting with Twilight in 2008, which follows a teenage girl, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who moves to a small town in Washington state with her father (Billy Burke), the Chief of Police, and soon falls for a vampire named Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
Netflix’s recently released limited series, Midnight Mass, which follows a slightly similar storyline, but with a drastically different tone and purpose. Mike Flanagan’s latest horror show has been praised by critics for its deep meditation on grief and faith. The Twilight saga, on the other hand, was regularly panned by critics despite being a resounding success at the box office, grossing over $3.4 billion worldwide. Midnight Mass follows a small and isolated island community that begins experiencing supernatural occurrences after the arrival of a mysterious priest, Father Paul Hill (Hamish Linklater), and the return of a disgraced young man played by Zach Gilford. Rahul Kohli stars as the town’s Muslim sheriff who finds it difficult to relate to the predominantly Christian population.