A brand new Netflix show just broke the world record for most jump scares in a single episode.
The horror series, now available to stream, was awarded the Guinness World Record after receiving success.
That’s certainly good press for the new show, which is called The Midnight Club.
It comes from co-creator Mike Flanagan, whose previous projects include for Netflix The Haunting of Hill Houseits continuation The Haunting of Bly Manor and 2021s midnight fair.
Flanagan also directed the films silence and the adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel The glowtitled doctor sleep.
The irony of the world record is that Flanagan has been vocal about his dislike of jumping scares in the past.
“My whole career, I’ve been super s***ed on Jump Scares as a concept, and I wanted to make sure it’s pinned on me, as well as on the show, on Netflix, and on all of us who inflicted it on it to everyone,” Flanagan said (via meeting).
“Now I have my name in the Guinness Book of Records for jump scares, which means the 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 to here’s one.’”
The Midnight Clubco-created by Flanagan and Leah Fong, is an adaptation of Christopher Pike’s novel of the same name.
It follows a group of terminally ill teenagers at Brightcliffe Hospice who meet at midnight every night to tell each other scary stories.
The Midnight Club is now on Netflix.
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