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Netflix viewers all issue same warning about new horror series

Emily Brown

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Netflix viewers all issue same warning about new horror series

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Warning: Contains references to suicide.

Netflix viewers are advising fans to be wary before diving in to the streamer's new horror series which comes just in time for Halloween.

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The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping and pumpkins are on sale, so it's officially time for some scary movies.

Whether you prefer a creepy slow burn or a film that will make you jump out of your skin every five minutes, everyone has their preference when it comes to being spooked.

Obviously some people's preference is just to avoid horror altogether, and if you're one of those people, I definitely would not recommend watching The Midnight Club. Though, if there's a time to give the genre another chance, it's now.

The Midnight Club isn't for the faint-hearted, and has in fact earned a Guinness World Record for jump scares, racking up an impressive 21 in a single episode.

However, it's not the jump scares that Netflix users are warning about. At least, it's not only the jump scares.

Following the release of the series, a number of users have taken to social media to warn that it might prove 'triggering' to some viewers.

The warnings surround a couple of different matters, the first of which comes early in the show and relates to cancer.

After watching the show, one considerate Twitter user commented: "Hey so in case anyone needs the warning, the new Netflix show The Midnight Club starts off with a young teenage HS graduate being diagnosed w thyroid cancer that turns terminal. If you watch the show, please take care of yourself if that is a trigger for you."

Illness is a running theme in the show, as it focuses on a group of five terminally ill patients at Brightcliffe Hospice, who spend their nights sharing scary stories with one another.

Another moment viewers may need to be wary of comes in the second episode, when one Twitter user warned of 'big mention and visual scenes of drug use and alcoholism'.

They added: "its not a big part of the show tho, so pls watch."

Other parts of the show that viewers may find upsetting or 'triggering' relate to suicide and depression.

As they began watching the series, one viewer expressed concern that a warning about the topic might be missing, writing: "I'm enjoying "The Midnight Club," but I'm starting to be concerned this might need a suicide trigger warning. I know these kids are dying, but damn if it doesn't feel a bit glamorized from time to time."

Another commented: "trigger warning on episode 8 of the midnight club, it's about depression and suicide."

Fans should be conscious that these topics are included before watching the show, but with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 86 percent, it certainly looks like a good choice to kick off the Halloween festivities.

Tyla has reached out to Netflix for comment.

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix, Health

Emily Brown
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