The Midnight Club trailer gave us a call back to the original book

The Midnight Club. Annarah Cymone as Sandra in episode 106 of The Midnight Club. Cr. Eike Schroter/Netflix © 2022
The Midnight Club. Annarah Cymone as Sandra in episode 106 of The Midnight Club. Cr. Eike Schroter/Netflix © 2022 /

The Midnight Club is coming to Netflix and with it, a whole new generation and audience will be introduced to the spooky worlds that only Christopher Pike can create. If you grew up in the 1990s and you were a fan of reading, R.L. Stine, and even L.J. Smith, then you likely read at least one Christopher Pike book.

For a lot of us, The Midnight Club might just be one of his more iconic stories. A book about teenagers with terminal illnesses all living together in a house where they tell scary stories, build friendships and prepare for their inevitable deaths.

And thanks to the first official trailer from Netflix, it is clear that Mike Flanagan is doing what he does best. He is bringing the story to life in a way that is not only fresh, but that still honors the original source material, much as he did with The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor (to name a few).

The Midnight Club trailer delivers thrills, chills, and the promise of Christopher Pike’s magic

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One of the things I appreciate the most about this trailer is perhaps less the actual video itself, but the fact that at the very end, they used the exact same font as one of the original book covers in order to do the title card. After everything we watched in the trailer (and it was a good one), it was absolutely that moment that cemented the idea that this series will bring the story to life the way it deserves.

Now don’t get me wrong, the trailer is brilliant as well. It is filled with spooky scenes, plenty of ghostly action, and just enough storyline to let us know what we can expect. And if you have read the book, you also know that it is just enough like that original story without being a complete retread.

Much like the Haunting anthology before it, this is going to give us those spooky moments while also getting at what makes a story connect with people – the emotions. After all, you can’t have a home filled with terminally ill teenagers and not get deep into the heart of the emotional territory.

And honestly, even if you have never read the book, this series looks like it will deliver on what Mike Flanagan does best – bringing the thrills, chills, and deeper storylines.

Check out the trailer for The Midnight Club here:

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What do you think? Are you ready for The Midnight Club to drop on Netflix? Have you read the book? Do you think the series will live up to the book and take it to the next level? We want to know.