Mike Flanagan’s ‘The Midnight Club’ on Netflix Showered With Positive Reviews, as the Emotional Horror Drama Claims a Guinness World Record

Published 10/08/2022, 11:30 AM EDT

We have all made stupid but heartwarming promises when we were kids; be it promising to meet at the treehouse when you grow up or raising a 5 feet tall cactus plant. But have you made a promise to your friends to contact them after your demise? Probably not, because you are not the kids in Mike Flanagan’s Guinness World Record-winning horror Netflix series, The Midnight Club.


Flanagan once again proves if there is someone who can make the most ordinary of activities into a brilliant horror mystery thriller masterpiece that could get the world talking, it is him. After The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, Flanagan brings to us a Netflix series about teenagers inside Rotterdam Home hospice who like telling spooky stories at midnight. The ten-episode-long Netflix series is sure to blow you away not just with its jump scare but also the fear-inducing brilliant horror screenplay.


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What is Michael Flanagan’s new horror show about?

The Watcher, The Bastard Son and The Devil Himself, and Unsolved Mysteries Volume 3 are among a few of Netflix’s spooky Halloween decorations this year. And looks like The Midnight Club is the scariest pumpkin carving out there. The show is set up in the 90s when Yahoo was the preferred search engine and the heavy television with a keyboard was the latest technology.

The series has Michael Flanagan’s trademark on it as he has contributed as both the showrunner and producer of the series. It is based on Christopher Pike’s with the same name. And we all saw in Gerald’s Game how Flanagan can pull wonders when it comes to a book-to-movie adaptation.


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The series follows Ilonka, whose plans to go to Stanford get interrupted by a thyroid cancer diagnosis. This leads her to a hospice called Brightcliffe, where she meets more kids like her. Contrary to the name and the kind smiles of the doctors, the hospice is anything but.


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Netflix show The Midnight Club gets raving reviews

The series directed by Mike Flanagan and Leah Fong stars and is also aimed at young adults. The plot of the show, albeit scary and full of jump scares, will be easily brushed off if you are a horror fanatic. But if you are a young adult or just testing the waters in the horror genre, then this one is definitely for you. With brilliant performances by the cast and a layered storyline, the show is definitely Netflix’s best horror release this year.


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This is why it doesn’t come as a shock that it has scored a Guinness World Record. If you have watched the series, then you already know for what. The Midnight Club has scored a Guinness World Record for the most jump scares in a single episode. The creators ironically put in a jump scare WHILE the characters talk about how jump scares are lazy. Check it out for yourself on Netflix.

Did you count the number of jump scares in a single episode? Let us know in the comments below.



Aliza Siddiqui

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Aliza Siddiqui is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She headed the Korean Wave team at a reputed organization for over a year and had over 1000 published articles on the subject to her name. She is currently persuing a degree in Psychology from Ewing Christin College.