If you’ve looked at the Netflix charts this month, you might’ve noticed The Midnight Club in the top 10 TV shows after its release on October 7. The story follows a group of terminally ill teens in a hospice retreat who meet every night at the strike of midnight to tell each other scary stories. Based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Pike, The Midnight Club is the latest in Mike Flanaghan’s collection of thought-provoking horror titles.
After successful Netflix hits such as The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting Of Bly Manor and Midnight Mass, Mike Flanaghan has become somewhat of a prodigy in the world of horror.
And with good reason: his style is fresh, it’s different, and it gets you thinking. It isn’t just about the jumps, scares and gore that the horror genre has utilised over the years. It explores deeply complex characters and throws viewers into stories so ominous and chilling that you find yourself flying through episodes.
Through his latest works, Flanaghan has honed his craft, deep-diving into themes such as death and the afterlife; asking that million-dollar question: “where do we go when we die?”
Like Ryan Murphy does with American Horror Story, you’ll see reoccurring actors play different characters throughout the universe of Mike Flanaghan productions. In particular, Kate Siegel (Flanaghan’s spouse) and Carla Gugino have starred in several of his movies and TV shows.
The Midnight Club is no different. If you’ve watched Midnight Mass, you’ll see that a handful of the cast have returned for TMC as new characters. Igby Rigney, Samantha Sloyan, Annarah Cymone and Zach Gilford to name a few.
Mike Flanaghan’s best-known films and TV shows
- Oculus (2013)
- Hush (2016)
- Before I Wake (2016)
- Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
- Gerald’s Game (2017)
- The Haunting Of Hill House (2018)
- Doctor Sleep (2019)
- The Haunting Of Bly Manor (2020)
- Midnight Mass (2021)
- The Midnight Club (2022)
- The Fall of the House of Usher (2023)