Halloween is just around the corner, and Netflix it’s already scaring horror fans. Next month, the streaming service will release a reboot of The Midnight Club by Mike Flanagan, the horror master behind from The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor Y MidnightMass. Flanagan and his collaborator Leah Fong co-created the remake of Christopher Pike’s 1994 YA novel. But it remains true to the spirit of the story of terminally ill teenagers who get together every night to tell each other stories of fear.
Of course, it’s all fun and games until something sinister intrudes on their own lives. The members of the Midnight Club have a few secrets of their own and a desire to prove that life after death is real. To that end, the teens have made a pact. The first of them to die will have to find a way to contact them from the great beyond. Unfortunately for these kids, they’re not going to like it when that finally happens. Ghost stories are meant to be cautionary tales, not invitations to play with the supernatural.
The trailer focuses on the character of Annarah Cymone as she deals with her end-of-life crisis with her group of new friends at the Midnight Club. And while her health clearly appears to be deteriorating in these clips, it surely doesn’t help that she’s about to get the shock of her life. At this rate, she’ll be just another ghost screaming in the chorus.
Heather Langenkamp from A Nightmare on Elm Street She leads the adult cast as the doctor in charge of the hospice. Iman Benson also stars in the series alongside Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Cymone, William Chris Sumpter, and Sauriyan Sapkota.
The Midnight Club will premiere on Netflix on October 7.