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The Midnight Club (2022)

Pike drew inspiration for The Midnight Club from a true story. In 1993, a young cancer patient asked him to write a story about her and the kids in her ward, who had started a "Midnight Club." "They would meet at midnight and discuss my books," Pike said in a Netflix press release. Pike gave Ilonka Pawluk a Polish name in honor of the young patient, who also had a Polish name. Unfortunately, despite his best efforts, Pike was unable to finish the book before she died.

The Midnight Club (2022)

It takes place at Rotterdam Home, a hospital for terminally ill teenagers. A group of patients begins to meet at midnight to share scary stories. Eventually they make a pact that whoever dies first will contact the others beyond the grave.

A group of terminally ill young adults live together in a hospice home, where they are cared for by their doctor. They regularly meet up at the stroke of midnight and take turns telling scary stories. They also make a promise to each other, that whoever succumbs to their illness first will be responsible for trying to reach out from beyond the grave and communicate with the group. After one of them passes away, strange and inexplicable things begin to happen.

Of course, viewers of a certain age understand that the presence of Heather Langenkamp, the iconic heroine of the even more iconic original Nightmare on Elm Street film, in the role of Brightcliffe's solicitous-yet-secretive head Dr. Stanton is a sure signal that there's more going on behind of the scenes of this "boarding school" than we first realize. If these same viewers were fans of Christopher Pike's 1980s young adult horror stories, they're likely also overjoyed by The Midnight Club's clever reframing of many of Pike's greatest hits: the tales club members tell are largely cribbed from other Pike stories. But even those too young to have experienced Original Pike will be riveted by the strange goings on, both supernatural and human-designed, with twists expertly doled out by series creator Flanagan. It all adds up to a heady brew that's surprisingly fun for a series set at a hospice with a bunch of sick kids, a binge-worthy narrative sure to impart chills.

Based at a manor with a mysterious history, "the 8 members of the Midnight Club meet each night at midnight to tell sinister stories," notes Netflix's description, "and to look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond."

Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Annarah Cymone, Chris Sumpter, Adia, Aya Furukawa, Sauriyan Sapkota, Matt Biedel and Samantha Sloyan play the members of the club, with Zach Gilford and Heather Langenkamp also starring.

A group of teenagers in a home for terminally-ill patients who get together everyday at midnight to share scary stories. The group also makes a pact that the first of them to die is bound to contact the others from the beyond, which, of course, brings around some spooky consequences. 041b061a72


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