What is a Flanalogue?

A monologue written by Mike Flanagan

A "Flanalogue" is a long, wordy, and uninterrupted monologue performed by a character in a film or show written by Mike Flanagan, a screenwriter and filmmaker. The term (pronounced "flan-a-log") comes from the combination of "Flanagan" and "monologue."

Characters performing a flanalogue may be speaking about something significant (e.g., sharing their thoughts on the afterlife) or insignificant (e.g., complaining about something annoying someone did). You may hear a flanalogue in almost every Flanagan production, which includes:

  • The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
  • Doctor Sleep (2019)
  • Midnight Mass (2021)
  • The Midnight Club (2022)
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (2023

Origin of Flanalogue

It is unclear who coined the "Flanalogue" term, but his fandom primarily uses it reverently. However, some critics may poke fun at Flanalogues because of their lengthiness.


the midnight mass flanalogue about what happens when we die is so beautiful
bet. i legit was crying after it
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Post about the funniest Flanalogue
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Updated November 2, 2023

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