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Netflix release new thriller 'The Midnight Club', based on young adult novel

Netflix’s new show, The Midnight Club, is released today (October 7th) and was created by Mike Flanagan, the man behind The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor. He is also joined by Leah Fong, who also worked on The Haunting of Bly Manor. 

The mystery horror follows a group of terminally ill patients who reside in a hospice run by a peculiar doctor. Each night, the patients meet at midnight to tell stories. On one occasion, the group decide that whoever is the first to die must attempt to contact the party to prove whether there is life after death. However, when one dies, strange occurrences start happening. 

The show will likely gain many fans since Flanagan has experienced much success with his previous projects. Yet, audiences might be unaware that The Midnight Club is actually based on a young adult novel of the same name by Christopher Pike. 

The novel was released in 1994, and the show will draw from other works from the best-selling author to create an intense thriller. Pike’s novel Fall into Darkness, and his book series Spooksville have also been adapted for the screen over the years. However, The Midnight Club is the most recent adaptation of his work. 

Flanagan is also set to direct a film adaptation of Pike’s 1992 adult fiction The Season of Passage. The filmmaker has previously directed movies such as Hush, Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep