Mike Flanagan

Mike Flanagan

Highest Rated: 93% Hush (2016)

Lowest Rated: 63% Before I Wake (2018)

Birthday: May 20, 1978

Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts

Mike Flanagan is a prolific director, writer, producer and editor, and partner at Intrepid Pictures, a feature film and television production company dedicated to creating elevated commercial content for global audiences. Flanagan is the director of 7 feature films, including Doctor Sleep for Warner Bros. An adaptation of Stephen King's 2013 New York Times #1 best-selling sequel to The Shining, the film stars Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and Kyliegh Curran. It marks Flanagan's sixth feature collaboration with producer and Intrepid founder Trevor Macy. Flanagan is also the creator, director, and showrunner of the hit Netflix Original series "The Haunting of Hill House," which he executive produced along with Macy. Following the mainstream success of the horror anthology's acclaimed debut season, Netflix ordered a second season entitled "The Haunting of Bly Manor," and entered into an exclusive deal for non-theatrical content with Intrepid. Prior to "The Haunting," Flanagan co-wrote and directed Gerald's Game, a feature version of Stephen King's 1992 novel about a woman whose husband dies during sex while she is handcuffed to the bed in a remote country house. The film, which stars Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood, was a passion project for Flanagan, who had wanted to adapt the novel since he read it more than two decades earlier. He also wrote and directed Before I Wake, starring Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane, and Hush, starring Kate Siegel and John Gallagher Jr., a horror thriller about a deaf writer living in rural seclusion who becomes the target of a masked killer. Both films were distributed by Netflix. Flanagan's theatrical feature directing credits include Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), distributed by Universal Pictures, and Oculus, about a brother and sister whose lives are forever changed by their encounter with a haunted mirror. Oculus was acquired for wide release by Relativity Media following its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2011, Flanagan cemented his reputation as a promising horror director with Absentia, a Kickstarter-financed feature shot in and around Flanagan's apartment on a shoestring budget of $70,000. This minimalist, dread-filled thriller was met with critical acclaim and was honored with numerous awards on the festival circuit. Flanagan's first foray into horror was the 2005 short film Oculus: Chapter 3. Planned as one installment of an anthology series about a haunted mirror, the film was shot on a minuscule budget of $2,000 and went on to win more than a dozen awards at film festivals around the world. He later expanded it into the feature film Oculus. Flanagan is a graduate of Towson University's Electronic Media & Film Department.


Highest Rated Movies



77% Doctor Sleep Director Screenwriter 2019
63% Before I Wake Screenwriter 2018
91% Gerald's Game Director Screenwriter 2017
82% Ouija: Origin of Evil Screenwriter Director $35M 2016
93% Hush Screenwriter Director 2016
74% Oculus Screenwriter Director 2014
87% Absentia Director Screenwriter Producer 2012


93% The Haunting of Hill House
Creator Director Screenwriter Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet The Haunting of Bly Manor


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