The Midnight Club

Netflix have had some stinkers, but they have also had some hits. One person they seem to get on with is Mike Flanagan. He created The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor and, most recently, Midnight Mass.

We reported a little while ago that Mark Hamill has been cast in Flanagan’s latest, The Fall of the House of Usher, but in between that he’s also created and directed The Midnight Club. There is now a teaser online.

The Midnight Club stars Samantha Sloyan, Zack Gilford, Igby Rigney, Heather Langenkamp, Matt Biedel, and Annarah Cymone. It’s been created by Flanagan and Leah Fong, who both worked on The Haunting of Bly Manor.


The story is based on a book by Christopher Pike, no, not that one, and takes place:

“…at Rotterdam Home, a hospice for terminally ill teenagers. A group of patients begin to gather together at midnight to share scary stories. They eventually make a pact that whichever of them dies first will contact the others from beyond the grave.”

The Midnight Club will be stream on Netflix on 7th October.

Cabinet of Curiosities

Another big name in horror is Guillermo del Toro, known for Blade 2, The Devil’s Backbone, Crimson Peak and both Hellboy movies. He has a new anthology series coming to Netflix.


The full title of the show is Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities and it has quite a list of people attached to it:

Essie Davis (The Babadook), Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead; Penguin Bloom) and Hannah Galway (Sex/Life) star in an episode written (based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro) and directed by Jennifer Kent (The Babadook; The Nightingale)

Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest; Homeland; Amadeus), Glynn Turman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Fargo; The Wire) and Luke Roberts (Ransom; Black Sails) will appear in an episode written by David S. Goyer (Dark City; The Dark Knight; Batman Begins) (based on a short story by Michael Shea), and directed by David Prior (The Empty Man; AM1200).

Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Elpidia Carrillo (Predator; Bread & Roses; Euphoria), Demetrius Grosse (Fear The Walking Dead; Boon; Lovecraft Country) and Sebastian Roché (The Man in the High Castle; The Young Pope) star in an episode written by Regina Corrado (Deadwood; The Strain) (based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro); and directed by Guillermo Navarro (Godfather of Harlem; Narcos)

Crispin Glover (Rivers Edge; Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland; American Gods; Back To The Future; Willard; Charlie’s Angels) and Ben Barnes (Shadow and Bone; Westworld; The Punisher) star in an episode written by Lee Patterson (Curve; The Colony) (based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft) and directed by Keith Thomas (Firestarter; The Vigil)

Peter Weller (upcoming The Colosseum; Naked Lunch; Star Trek Into Darkness; Robocop) stars in an episode directed by Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), who also writes along with Aaron Stewart-Ahn

Mika Watkins (Origin; Black Mirror; Troy: Fall of a City) writes an episode (based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft) directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen; Lords of Dogtown; Twilight); with cast to be announced

David Hewlett (SEE, The Shape of Water; Stargate: Atlantis) cast in an episode written (based on a short story by Henry Kuttner) and directed by Vincenzo Natali (In The Tall Grass; Splice; Cube; Hannibal)

Haley Z. Boston (Brand New Cherry Flavor) serves as writer of an episode (based on a short story by comic book author Emily Carroll) directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night; Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon; The Bad Batch) with cast to be confirmed.

There are some pretty impressive names in there, and here is a teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

When I see a name like Panos Cosmatos in there, I get a little exited, since both Beyond the Black Rainbow and Mandy were amazing! There is no news yet on when this will be out on Netflix.

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