15 Best Shows Like The Midnight Club Every Flanagan’s Fan Needs to Watch

Mike Flanagan established himself as one of the best horror directors of today through several epic Netflix original series over the past several years. The newest one, The Midnight Club, is a semi-anthology series based partially on a true story about a group of terminally ill young adults in a treatment facility, gathering every night at midnight and telling scary stories.

Suddenly, they realize something weird is going on around them as well. It’s a great show to watch, especially if you’re a Flanagan fan. If you enjoyed it and want more similar content, don’t sweat it! Here’s a great list of the 15 best shows, like The Midnight Club, that every Flanagan fan should watch. The list is unranked in alphabetical order, as each entry has its own perks. Enjoy!

American Horror Stories (2021-)

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis: “An anthology series of stand-alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends, and lore.

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story spin-off anthology series, American Horror Stories, is nowhere near as epic as the original AHS, but the thing about it is that every episode is a story for itself. Hence, there are a few gems among the bunch that are quite worth the watch.

The different storylines in each episode loosely connect to a larger storyline or at least hint at some events from AHS. Also, no one can deny that, if anything, the show’s creators, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, are exquisite names in the genre, just like Flanagan from The Midnight Club.

Watch the trailer here.

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American Horror Story (2011-)

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Synopsis: “Physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, a cast of circus freaks, the employees and guests at a struggling hotel, a family who moved into a mysterious farmhouse, the members of a small suburb in Michigan, the surviving members of the Apocalypse and the counselors of a creepy summer camp in this haunting anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, discrimination, addiction and exploitation.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: The original American Horror Story is one of my favorite horror series of all time. There’s a reason why AHS has such a huge following base across the world. The anthology series brings a new story each season and focuses on horrors that’ll get almost anybody.

If you watched The Midnight Club and want to find something similar, you just can’t go wrong with AHS. Season 11, called NYC, is just about to come out, so it’s a great time to join in the fun.

Watch the trailer(s) here.

Archive 81 (2022)

IMDb Rating:7.3/10

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery,  Sci-Fi, thriller

Synopsis: “When archivist Dan Turner takes a mysterious job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994, he finds himself reconstructing the work of documentary filmmaker Melody Pendras and her investigation into a dangerous cult. As Dan is drawn into Melody’s story, he becomes convinced he can save her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: The eerie, mysterious atmosphere in Archive 81 will immerse you from episode to episode as Dan uncovers the secrets of the tapes slowly. I loved the pacing of the show, just like I enjoyed it in The Midnight Club. Also, both are Netflix originals, filled with mystery, intrigue, and a dash of supernatural.

Watch the trailer here.

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Black Mirror (2011-2019)

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi,  Thriller

Synopsis: “Set in a world only minutes from our own, “Black Mirror”, a UK and USA non-hosted anthology series; unveils how modern technologies can backfire and be used against their makers, every episode set in a slightly different reality with different characters combating different types of technologies. The series ran from 2011 until 2019.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: Black Mirror is one of the most popular Netflix original series ever created, and for a good reason. The anthology series will have you captivated, and just like The Midnight Club, each episode brings something completely unique to the table. 

Some episodes are pure horror, while others dab with romance or drama, but anyway you turn it, Black Mirror is an epic show that you absolutely must see – especially if you’re a big fan of 

Watch the trailer here.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-2020)

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis: “Reimagines the origin and adventures of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult, and witchcraft. 

Tonally in the vein of “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist,” this adaptation finds Sabrina Spellman wrestling to reconcile her dual nature–half-witch, half-mortal–while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: I loved this take on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, as it’s much more horror-ish and mature but still gives a hint of comedy in some instances. The series is great, and just like The Midnight Club, it revolves around young adults and the unique problems they encounter.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is probably my favorite entry on this list, barring Season 2, which was too teen for me. Still, it’s absolutely worth every minute of your time.

Watch the trailer here.

Cruel Summer (2021-)

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, 

Synopsis: “Cruel Summer is an unconventional thriller that takes place over three summers–1993, 1994, and 1995–in a small Texas town as beautiful, popular teen Kate is abducted and a seemingly-unrelated girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet loner to the most popular girl in town–and by 1995, the most-despised person in America.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: Cruel Summer is a fresh, new anthology series that absolutely caught me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting such a cool, mature show, but you’ll genuinely enjoy it. 

It’s more of a thriller than horror, but just like The Midnight Club, we follow a group of teenagers/young adults through horrific experiences revolving around other people – and the supernatural.

Watch the trailer here.

Locke & Key (2020-2022)

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis: “After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. 

As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens – and will stop at nothing to steal them. From Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill, Locke and Key is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: Another awesome Netflix original on this list, Locke & Key, really worked amazingly, both as a wild adventure and as a horror flick. Every key the guys find has unique properties, and they use them in awesome ways. 

Watch the trailer here.

Midnight Mass (2021)

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Synopsis: “The tale of a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man and the arrival of a charismatic priest. 

When Father Paul’s appearance on Crockett Island coincides with unexplained and seemingly miraculous events, a renewed religious fervor takes hold of the community – but do these miracles come at a price?”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: Midnight Mass is probably the closest thing to The Midnight Club on this list, and not just by name. The show was also created by Mike Flanagan, and the vibes are just incredibly similar as the mystery and horror slowly unveil over the unsuspecting character.

Things can get a bit confusing at times if you don’t follow the story and aren’t invested in watching, but it was a treat and another Flanagan masterpiece.

Watch the trailer here.

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Scream (2015-2019)

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis: “After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others, and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens – with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart – become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets, and victims of an assassin who’s out for blood.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: This one will probably be a refreshment on the list. Just like the movies, the Scream TV series is firstly a dark comedy and a horror flick secondly. It revolves around teenagers and young adults, just like The Midnight Club, and although that’s about as much in common as the shows have, I bet you’ll be surprised with this show.

Watch the trailer here.

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Supernatural (2005-2020)

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror,  Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis: Two brothers follow their father’s footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons and gods that roam the Earth.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: You can’t really have a list of shows involving the supernatural without, well, Supernatural. It’s one of the best, most diverse horror shows that covers anything and everything, from serial killers, angels, demons, and ghosts to sasquatches, wendigos, and other cryptids.

I was honestly devastated when the show finished, as the bond you develop with Sam and Dean over the course of fifteen seasons is unlike anything I’ve watched – ever. You’ll certainly love it, as every episode brings something completely new and wild into the mix.

Watch the trailer here.

The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Synopsis: “After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: This was the second mini-series from Mike Flanagan, continuing ‘The Haunting Of’ series, although the two seasons are completely unrelated topics. The Haunting of Bly Manor had a different feel than Hill House (also on this list), but it was a great show, nevertheless, with a beautiful message in the end.

Oh, did I mention that certain aspects of the story were absolutely terrifying? Yeah, if Flanagan-esque horror is what you’re looking for, do watch The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Watch the trailer here.

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The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Synopsis: “Explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past, some of which still lurk in their minds while others might actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: If you ask me, the Haunting of Hill House is Mike Flanagan’s masterpiece, and I don’t think it’s possible for him to ever follow it up with something so awesome. Don’t get me wrong, Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, and The Midnight Club are all cool, but what he was able to achieve with Hill House is just spectacular.

Every character is incredibly deeply layered. The horror, drama, family bonds, human struggles, the supernatural… This show has it all. Although it can get confusing at moments, everything becomes clear in the end. There’s a reason why The Haunting of Hill House is rated 8.6/10 on IMDb – it’s absolutely one of the best horror series I’ve ever watched.

Watch the trailer here.

The Order (2019-2020)

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Synopsis: “Out to avenge his mother’s death, a college student pledges to a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: The Order was somewhat underwhelming for me, as I had higher expectations, but looking at it objectively, it’s a cool show. Like The Midnight Club, it includes young adults dealing with supernatural beings, magic, and so much more.

Watch the trailer here.

The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

IMDb Rating: 9.1/10

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Synopsis: “The Twilight Zone is a place that exists at any moment of time, of space or of mind….but always when you least expect it. When you find yourself in this realm of unlimited possibility, be careful what you say or do. 

The right decisions may help you find your way back out….sometimes with greater happiness and wealth. The wrong decisions often lead to madness and death, or an eternity trapped in this dimension.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: There have been several relaunches so far, but Rod Serling’s original anthology series, The Twilight Zone, still remains one of the best pieces of TV horror history ever. By today’s standards, the costumes, effects, and technology look ridiculous at times, but it still works so well.

The 1985-89 relaunch from Serling himself was the closest thing we’ve seen to the original series, but every iteration is worth the watch – even the new, Jordan Peele-produced version from 2019-2020.

Watch the trailer here.

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You (2018-)

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Synopsis: “A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.”

Why it’s like The Midnight Club: You isn’t based on the supernatural, nor is it an anthology, but it’s every bit as ‘horror’ as The Midnight Club. Joe is a complete psycho, and some of his actions terrify and shake you to the core.

Both shows are Netflix originals and mostly revolve around young adults, and although the genres are quite different, You is a show you have to watch. Oh, and Victoria Pedretti is in You, just like in some other Mike Flanagan shows. Season 4 is just about to hit the platform, so there’s still time to join the fun!
Watch the trailer here.

  • Luka loves psychological thrillers, horrors, and mysteries. However, high fantasy and fiction are his primary interest, especially Tolkien's Middle-earth universe, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Marvel universe. Amateur filmmaker, screenwriter, cinematography, and trivia enthusiast.