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New Netflix horror series just broke world record for most jump scares in single episode

Claire Reid

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New Netflix horror series just broke world record for most jump scares in single episode

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A new Netflix horror series has more jump scares in a single episode than any other TV show - despite its creator previously being vocal about hating them.

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your teeth into a spooky new show and Netflix has got your back. 

And its new series, from the creator of The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, is guaranteed to give its viewers more than its fair share of scares. 

Watch the terrifying trailer below:

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The Midnight Club, which is streaming now, centres on a group of five terminally ill patients at Brightcliffe Hospice, who meet up at midnight to share scary stories with each other. 

One night, the friends make a pact that whoever dies first must try and communicate with the others from beyond the grave - but when one of them does die, things begin to get very creepy. 

The Midnight Club is Mike Flanagan's next spooky series. Credit: Netflix
The Midnight Club is Mike Flanagan's next spooky series. Credit: Netflix

Despite earning itself a spot in the Guinness World Records for jump scares - with a whopping 21 in a single episode - creator Mike Flanagan has admitted he’s not usually a big fan. 

Flanagan said during the show's New York Comic Con panel: “My whole career I completely s**t on jump scares as a concept, and I wanted to make sure it was pinned to me, too, as much as it is to the show, to Netflix, and all of us who have inflicted this on everyone.

“Now, I have my name in the Guinness Book of World Records for jump scares, which means next time I get the note, I can say, ‘You know, as the current world record holder for jump scares, I don’t think we need one here.’”

The Midnight Club is based on the book by Christopher Pike. Credit: Netflix
The Midnight Club is based on the book by Christopher Pike. Credit: Netflix

Although the show only landed on Netflix earlier today, horror fans are already pretty excited. 

One wrote: “Two episodes into The Midnight Club and it feels a little like an adult version of Are You Afraid of the Dark? in the best of ways.”

Another said: “Might just cancel all my plans for the next 10 hours to watch The Midnight Club.” 

A third added: “So far, @flanaganfilm has never 'missed' with any of his horror shows, so I'm about to start The Midnight Club with an optimal level of hype.”

While someone else commented: “Watching The Midnight Club as if I didn't know it has 21 jump scares.”

The Midnight Club is streaming on Netflix now. 

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film

Claire Reid
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