Midnight Mass’s Kate Siegel stars in the trailer for Netflix’s original psychological horror film Hypnotic. Siegel is best known for her appearances in horror filmmaker Mike Flanagan’s films and shows, who is also her husband. She starred in Flanagan’s 2013 horror film Oculus and then starred in and co-wrote his next film, Hush. She followed those projects with parts in almost all of Flanagan’s films and shows, including Ouiji: Origin of Evil, Gerald’s Game, The Haunting of Hill House, and The Haunting of Bly Manor.
Siegel is currently appearing in Flanagan’s Netflix series Midnight Mass, which has been a hugely popular show for the streamer. The actress has also done some podcast work, narrating the horror-comedy series Calling Darkness, as well as appearing on episodes of The NoSleep Podcast, which is an anthology series of original horror stories. Siegel is currently filming a series adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife, based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger.
Today, Netflix shared the trailer for Siegel’s next film, the psychological horror thriller Hypnotic. The film is directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote with a script by Richard D’Ovidio and stars Siegel as a woman named Jenn who seeks the help of the mysterious Dr. Meade to help with her anxiety, only to find that he’s taken complete control over her instead, leading to “a handful of intense sessions, terrifying events, and mysterious blackouts” as per the synopsis. Check out the full trailer and poster below:
Siegel is joined by Jason O’Mara, who plays hypnotherapist Dr. Meade, as well as Dulé Hill, who plays a cop trying to help Siegel’s Jenn get out of her terrifying mind trap. As part of the spooky season, Netflix is rolling out a number of horror-themed films and shows, which began early with Midnight Mass and will continue throughout the month. Flanagan is currently working on his next Netflix horror series, The Midnight Club, which is based on the young adult horror novel by Christopher Pike and is expected sometime in 2022.
Siegel has enjoyed a great run of film and television work with Netflix and it seems that as long as she’s appearing in Flanagan’s work that trend will continue, as Flanagan has made the most of his time with the streamer. The couple is a unique duo in that they both seem to really enjoy the horror genre and continue to make one hit after another, from The Haunting of Hill House to Midnight Mass and beyond. Hypnotic may not involve Flanagan, but Siegel’s presence makes it that much more enticing as she’s slowly becoming a kind of low-key, modern-day scream queen, solidifying herself as a genre favorite who offers her own blend of scary gravitas in each project she appears. Hypnotic debuts on Netflix on October 27.