We’re not exactly counting down the days until it gets exponentially colder and darker, but there’s something about snuggling up to a series in the fall and winter months that just feels… right.
That’s why the horrors really manifest towards the end of the year. With new movies and series terrifying us over the coming months, one in particular has caught everyone’s attention. the midnight club is a 10-part series based on the 1994 novel of the same name (as well as other works) by Christopher Pike.
A new trailer for the series has just dropped, it’s safe to say that the excitement levels are high. With that, here’s everything you need to know about the midnight club.
what is the plot of the midnight club?
Get ready to enter the Midnight Club – sounds like one hell of a ride.
At a hospice for terminally ill young adults, eight patients meet every night at midnight to tell each other stories. It sounds like some sort of teenage campfire situation that’s very wholesome and good-natured, but we know how these Netflix series go, so it’s clearly going to fall apart into just the opposite.
According to Netflix’s synopsis, Iman Benson plays Ilonka, a high school senior headed to Stanford University. That is until she is diagnosed with terminal thyroid cancer and she heads to Brightcliffe Manor instead of the college of her dreams. At her new hospice home, she befriends a group of teens with similar illnesses who sneak into the library every night to tell each other scary stories. But they soon learn that Brightcliffe has a mysterious history and many secrets lurking in the shadows.
And after sharing their stories, the group makes a pact that the next one to die will give the group a sign from the afterlife. the midnight club is based on the works of Christopher Pike, including Witch, kiss Me, road to nowhere, the wicked heart and of course, the midnight club, which serves as the series’ biggest inspiration. The adaptation comes from Intrepid Pictures by Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy (The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass) and Lea Fong.
who will star the midnight club?
The cast of the new series is made up of emerging talent including Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, William Chris Sumpter, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard and Sauriyan Sapkota, who make up the Midnight Club.
She also stars in the series Heather Langenkamp, from Nightmare on Elm Street movies fame- who plays the enigmatic doctor who presides over the hospice.
Is there a trailer for the midnight club?
An initial trailer was released a few months ago, but now a new official trailer has been released. It’s longer and scarier, so you might want to watch this one in a well-lit room.
In it, we get a closer look at Iman Benson and her life before Brightcliffe Manor and then are quickly introduced to the Midnight Club. What starts out as a joyous reunion of friendship quickly turns into the discovery that the mansion harbors an incredibly checkered past of its own, and it may be up to the Midnight Club to find out.
Watch the official trailer here:
And check out the teaser trailer here too:
when and where will it be the midnight club be available to view?
the midnight club arrives on Netflix on October 7.