‘The Midnight Club’ Review


At a manor with a mysterious history, eight members of the Midnight Club meet each night at midnight to tell sinister stories — and to look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond.

The Midnight Club has a rocky start that may keep it from gaining a lot of fans. It starts more like an anthology series than a narrative-driven horror series. Though there is bound to be a narrative storyline to the series, as it keeps the whole cast and at midnight the children at the remote hospice tell stories around a table.

Now we got to the point why it is called The Midnight Club, however, the stories they tell feel like it’s been there done that. The acting by the cast holds it together and keeps it moving along past the slow burn pacing. It is produced by horror master Mike Flannigan, though it doesn’t feel like his typical affair( see the masterpiece Gerald’s Game). It is nice to see he pays homage to camp stories through a YA approach.

Ruth Codd is the true scene-stealer here as the teenager filled with anger and angst about her future and upcoming demise. I am currently only on episode four but I can tell it could use tighter editing or be half-hour episodes instead of hour-long per episode. Some drag early on, even if it is to give us more of a backstory.

Overall Grade: 2.5/5 Stars

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