The Midnight Club viewers on the edges of their seats as Mike Flannagan’s newest Netflix series breaks horror world record
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 08

’s has viewers on the edges of their seats as the shock factor has certainly delivered.

So much so in fact, that it was confirmed for the number of jump scares in a singular episode, with an impressive 21 scripted scares.

Adapted  from the man behind The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, the new spooky series followsgrappling with their own existence and trying to scare each other with gruesome horror stories.

And they’ve also made a pact to try and communicate with each other after death, haunting the halls of Brightcliffe, as they hunt for signs of the supernatural from the beyond.

After Flanagan and Midnight Mass, how could we expect anything less than nail-biting spooks?

Viewers are spooked! (Picture: EIKE SCHROTER/NETFLIX)
The Midnight Club has landed on Netflix just in time for Halloween (Picture: EIKE SCHROTER/NETFLIX)

‘Tysm Mike Flanagan for giving me a heart attack 3 mins in,’ one viewer wrote.

Another penned: ‘Hokey-dangulus, did you think you knew jump scares? Oh no, sweet mooncalf, @FlanaganFilm is here to jump scare you into a shivering puddle, fun fact.’

This comes after the news that the first episode broke the Guinness World Record for ‘most scripted jump scares in a single television episode.’

A Guinnes World Record official presented Flanagan, along with other members of the cast and crew, the achievement during The Midnight Club’s Comic Con panel on Thursday in New York.

The first episode has an incredible 21 jump scares (Picture: EIKE SCHROTER/NETFLIX)
But Flanagan himself actually hates the horror trope (Picture: EIKE SCHROTER/NETFLIX)

‘This is particularly important to me because I hate jump scares and I think they are the worst,’ Flanagan claimed earlier that day.

‘My whole career, people have been like, put more jump scares in, and do them faster!’

He added: ‘The notes were already coming in of, “time to do jump scares.”

‘So I thought, we’re going to do all of them at once and, if we do it right, a jump scare will be rendered meaningless for the rest of the series and we’ll just destroy it and kill it, finally, until it’s dead.

‘But that didn’t happen.’

The Midnight Club is available to watch on Netflix.