The Midnight Club: Netflix's latest thriller series will have you seriously spooked
Spooky season is just around the corner...
If you were a fan of The Haunting of Hill House and are looking for something equally spooky to watch this Halloween, then Netflix may have you sorted.
The Midnight Club lands on the streaming platform in October, and it comes courtesy of Mike Flanagan, the creator of the Hill House series as well as the deeply scary Midnight Mass.
The upcoming TV show is based on Christopher Pike's young adult novel of the same name, and it centres around a group of terminally ill students who are being cared for in the same hospice. Every evening, they gather together to share spooky stories, and, naturally, terror ensues.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Flanagan recalled his "shock" after reading the book as a teen.
"I thought I was getting this pulpy little YA novella that would be about a spooky Grim Reaper or something," he said. "But no, it was about teenagers having to reconcile with terminal diseases and with death. And it didn’t pull its punches there either. It was a real lesson in how you could use genre to talk about very serious things."
Tudum shared the first look of the series last month, and as well as looking seriously frightening, it also seems like the show will be a deeply nostalgic watch. Expect a generous dollop of 90s fashion to accompany the fright.
Fans of Hill House and Flanagan's other creations will recognise some familiar faces in the cast, including Rahul Kohli (Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Bly Manor), Katie Parker (The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor), Michael Trucco (Midnight Mass), Crystal Balint (Midnight Mass), Henry Thomas (Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Haunting of Hill House) and many more.
The Midnight Club will be 10 episodes long, and it lands on Netflix on 7 October, giving us plenty of time to watch the entire thing in the run up to Halloween.