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‘The Midnight Club’ Is Now In The Guinness Book Of World Records For A Classic Horror Trope

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A Guinness World Record for the most scripted jump scares in a single episode of television has a claimant. Coincidentally (well, not really), it’s a new series premiering on Netflix.

Series cocreator Mike Flanagan and his creative team were presented with a certificate honoring the new record of 21 jump scares at Netflix New York headquarters on Thursday.

That’s just a day before his new series, The Midnight Club, bows on the streamer. A representative for Guinness, adjudicator Andrew Glass, was in attendance to make it official.

Flanagan isn’t really a fan of jump scares, but decided he’d shut up those clamoring for more of them by going over the top in the new series. “I thought, ‘We’re going to do all of them at once, and then if we do it right, a jump scare will be rendered meaningless for the rest of the series.’ It’ll just destroy it.

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