This Friday was the premiere of the new series “The Midnight Club” on Netflix.
The horror series revolves around a group of terminally ill young men living in the Bright Cliff Hospice, and the patients make an agreement that the first to die must send a signal from the other side.
Mike Flanagan is behind the “Midnight Club”. Previously, he directed several horror series such as The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass.
On Thursday of this week, it was announced that the new series had been listed in the Guinness Book of Records, and Flanagan and the rest of the gang received a diploma for their achievement.
The record set by the series is for the number of “jump scares” – or the number of times someone scatters so that you jump – during an episode. In total, representatives of the Guinness Book of Records ranked it 21 times.
“You have been warned,” Netflix wrote in a Twitter message about the record.
The Midnight Club has set a new Guinness World Record for most jump scares in a single TV episode and this scene is a big reason for that.
You have been warned. pic.twitter.com/FLUSehb9bQ
– Netflix (netflix) October 8, 2022
to me Entertainment Weekly Flanagan said at a press conference this week that he doesn’t just hate jump scares.
– He said I think it’s the worst.
Flanagan also added that the stunt was considered by many to be cheap, and that it must have been co-workers who made him include a lot of “jump scares” in the series.
to me Limit Is the director happy with the record for a particular reason?
– Now I’ve got my name in the Guinness Book of Records for most “jumping fears”, which means the next time I’m asked to use “jumping fears”, I can say: Listen, I have the record for the number of “jumping fears”. I think we don’t need anyone here.
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