December 10, 2022

Netflix's "The Midnight Club" breaks the record for jump scares

Netflix’s “The Midnight Club” breaks the record for jump scares



CNN

Jump fear haters, beware New Netflix series “The Midnight Club”.

The show, the horror, mystery, and thriller movie that debuted on October 7, broke the world record for the number of jump scares, According to a press release from the Guinness Book of World Records.

Fear of Jumping describes the classic horror movie when a moment of calm is interrupted by loud noises or a lightning-fast cut that aims to make the viewer jump with amazement or fear. Think of Jason Voorhees jumping out of the water at the end of the 1980 classic movie “Friday the 13th.”

The first episode of “The Midnight Club” broke the record for the most jumping novels written in a single television episode, the news release said. The episode contains 21 bone-terrifying jumps.

The show’s creator, Mike Flanagan, joked that he wanted to break the record in response to producers who constantly asked him to add more jump scares, despite his wishes, according to the release.

The horror series is based on the 1994 novel by Christopher Pike and tells the story of eight teens who suffer from terminal illnesses. Set in a strange aged home in the ’90s, teens start meeting up late at night to share disturbing and supernatural stories.