The Midnight Club Trailer Teases Mike Flanagan Return to Horror on Netflix

To those before, to those after. To us now, and to those beyond. This newly released trailer invites you to The Midnight Club, a new Netflix horror series from Mike Flanagan, the producers of The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass. Released courtesy of the official Netflix YouTube channel, The Midnight Club looks to be another terrifying offering from Flanagan and features all the ghosts, various hauntings, and people screaming in terror that fans of his work have come to expect. You can check out the trailer for The Midnight Club below.

Based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Christopher Pike, The Midnight Club centers on a hospice for terminally ill young adults named Rotterdam Home. The series will follow the titular group of eight patients, who come together every night at midnight to tell each other stories.

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One night they make a pact that the first one to succumb to their disease is responsible for communicating with the others from beyond the grave and will give the group a sign from the beyond. After one of them dies, bizarre occurrences begin.

The Midnight Club stars Iman Benson, Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard, William Chris Sumpter, and Sauriyan Sapkota as the patients who form the club, with Heather Langenkamp starring as the enigmatic doctor who runs the hospice. The series will also feature the likes of Zach Gilford, Matt Biedel, Samantha Sloyan, Larsen Thompson, William B. Davis, Crystal Balint, Patricia Drake, and Rahul Kohli in recurring roles.

Mike Flanagan Has Seen Great Success with Horror Since The Haunting of Hill House

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The Midnight Club sees Mike Flanagan of The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass fame, once again hoping to bring the horror on Netflix. Flanagan has previously discussed his approach to the adaptation of The Midnight Club, revealing that a lot of thought has gone into how far to push the terror, considering that the source material and series are aimed at younger viewers.

“One of the big things we assumed was that the younger viewers could handle scares,” Flanagan explained during a recent interview with Empire. This assumption is not with merit, as Flanagan and the team behind Netflix’s The Midnight Club looked to the source material for inspiration. Flanagan went on to issue a warning that viewers should not expect The Midnight Club to shy away from the scares.

“He [Pike] wrote some pretty advanced stuff for his younger readers, and it was not at all uncommon for his teenage characters to die, pretty shockingly,” Flanagan explained. “His books were full of things I found really exciting and thrilling and dark. So I became a bit of an addict.”

Mike Flanagan has seen great success with the horror genre, with the likes of The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass garnering critical acclaim and high viewership figures for the streaming giant. Here’s hoping that The Midnight Club is just as well received, and just as terrifying. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing…

The Midnight Club is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on October 7, 2022.