New Netflix series which broke jump scare world record has people divided
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Viewers have very conflicting opinions over a new Netflix series which broke the world record for the largest number of jump scares in one episode. Prepare to leap to turn on all of your lights:
With the weather having seemingly skipped from autumn straight to winter, there's not much else to do other than snuggle up and Netflix and chill.
However, the only sort of chill you'll be getting if you watch one of Netflix's latest releases is a chill down your spine.
You'll be lucky if a chill down your spine is all you get too, because the series has become a Guinness Book of World Records holder for having the most jump scares in a singular episode - a whopping total of 21.
This may sound like heaven for some - and hell for others, who like me, only get through horrors if their back is planted firmly against a solid wall and the volume is switched off - either way, viewers of the series have been left extremely divided.
The Midnight Club is a limited season distributed by Netflix, based on the 1994 novel by Christopher Pike.
The one-season long series is written and directed by Mike Flanagan, who is the filmmaker behind horrors such as The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor.
Netflix's synopsis of the series reads: "At a hospice for terminally ill young adults, eight patients come together every night at midnight to tell each other stories – and make a pact that the next of them to die will give the group a sign from the beyond."
While the series has achieved an average tomatometer score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, it's only received an average audience score of 56 percent because of its very mixed reviews.
One user who was a fan of the series tweeted: "Anyone else low-key obsessed with The Midnight Club on Netflix?"
Another wrote: "6 min into The Midnight Club and I’ll be damned Mike Flanagan you have done it again."
However, other viewers weren't so pleased with Flanagan's latest work.
"Does The Midnight Club stay terminally boring or does it start picking up after the first 3 eps?" one said.
Another added: "I’m genuinely so upset with how much I hate The Midnight Club. After Hill House, Dr Sleep, Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass, I was so hyped for this show. And with 2 episodes left, I’m so bored, annoyed, frustrated, and lost when trying to get the point.
"Every episode is: Open with jumpscare; 10 minutes of mystery; 30 minutes of trauma dumping; 5 more minutes furthering main plot; Ending With Jumpscare."
"Why is ilonka the most annoying character in the midnight club," a third commented.
A final resolved: "I can’t believe the same person who made hill house, bly manor and midnight mass made the midnight club."