Netflix’s ‘The Midnight Club’ breaks the record for most scripted jump scares in single episode

Netflix’s ‘The Midnight Club’ series has broken a record for the most scripted jump scares in a single television episode, with 21 in total. According to a Guinness World Records news release.


For the purpose of this record, a scripted jump scare is a pre-planned action executed with the intent to make a person jump or scream in fright.

Hours before its worldwide debut on 7 October, the first episode premiered at New York Comic Con, where it scared the pants off an unprepared audience.

Afterwards, at the beginning of a Q&A session with the cast, our official adjudicator Andy Glass announced the record attempt and successful result, "to the surprise and delight" of the costumed crowd.