*This article refers to triggering content.*
You’ve been warned.
Netflix viewers are being advised by other fans to take a careful approach when watching the latest horror series to hit the streaming service.
As Halloween approaches, we all want to get into the spooky season with a few horror movies and show, but The Midnight Club is proving to be too much for a lot of people.
Not for the faint hearted, The Midnight Club has earned a Guinness World Record for jump scares with 21 in a single episode, but that’s not what people are being warned about.
Since its release, a number of viewers have taken to social media to warn others of the “triggering” content they will be exposed to.
People are being warned of various things in the show that could be triggering for a lot of viewers, with cancer mentioned early on.
also the show im watching that has potentially triggering scenes and would love to give a trigger warning for, "the midnight club". its SO amazing but in episode 2, there is big mention and visual scenes of drug use and alcoholism. its not a big part of the show tho, so pls watch
— aries (@milkievich) October 9, 2022
One Twitter user warned: “Hey so in case anyone needs the warning, the new Netflix show The Midnight Club starts off with a young teenage HS graduate being diagnosed w thyroid cancer that turns terminal. If you watch the show, please take care of yourself if that is a trigger for you.”
Various illnesses are consistent throughout the show as it follows five terminally ill patients at Brightcliffe Hospice who spend each night telling each other scary stories.
But once the second episode hits, viewers have been warned of a “big mention and visual scenes of drug use and alcoholism”.
Other aspects of the show relate to depression and mental illness, with one person warning: “I’m enjoying “The Midnight Club,” but I’m starting to be concerned this might need a suicide trigger warning. I know these kids are dying, but damn if it doesn’t feel a bit glamorized from time to time.”
While the show has had these warnings put out by viewers, it has been receiving great reviews and a 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so if you’re into horror and all things creepy, this is worth a watch – just be prepared.