Mike Flanagan is at it again with his upcoming series The Midnight Clubcreated for Netflix. Flanagan has some very impressive notches on his horror belt, including those like The Haunting Of Hill Housemidnight mass, and Doctor Sleep. It doesn’t seem like it The Midnight Club is far from that pedigree.
The official plot synopsis from Netflix is as follows:
In a hospice with a mysterious history, the eight members of the Midnight Club meet every night at midnight to tell spooky stories – and to look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond. A new horror series from Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures (The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass) and Leah Fong, based on the creative work of bestselling author Christopher Pike.
The trailer has a kind of teen horror vibe, but somehow manages to walk the tightrope perfectly. It doesn’t lack for real scares at all, from interesting creature design to a legitimately suspenseful atmosphere. The novel the series is based on, also called The Midnight Club, is a teen horror novel by Christopher Pike. Teen horror can sometimes include an extra challenge as you have to make sure it’s scary enough for everyone, but still content suitable for teenagers. Fortunately, the trailer appears to show Flanagan pulling it off beautifully.
The series itself will premiere on Netflix on October 8 and will consist of 10 episodes. There’s also a pretty exciting horror cameo for any major horror geeks watching. Heather Langenkamp plays the owner of the hospice center.