Considering his pen name, it comes as no surprise that Christopher Pike is a fan of science fiction. Pike, born Kevin Christopher McFadden, is well regarded as a horror author, yet a closer look at his written output reveals an affinity for sci-fi. Of course his publishers were more inclined to hide that aspect back […]
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Mike Flanagan’s long-awaited adaptation of The Midnight Club has finally made its way to Netflix. Geared at a slightly younger audience, the series is an adaptation of Christopher Pike‘s novel about five teenagers living out their final days at Brightcliffe Manor, a hospice for terminal youth. Each night they gather in the ornate library to […]
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Mike Flanagan’s latest Netflix series, The Midnight Club is an adaptation of not just one Christopher Pike novel, but many of the prolific 80s and 90s YA author’s works. In the past, there has been only one adaptation: a 1996 made-for-TV movie of Fall Into Darkness starring Tatyana Ali and Jonathan Brandis (available for free […]
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It makes sense why Christopher Pike’s 1994 novel, The Midnight Club, would appeal to Mike Flanagan. Its esoteric ruminations on death and storytelling feel like a natural extension of themes explored in Midnight Mass, only for a younger audience in mind. Series creators Flanagan and Leah Fong repurpose some of Pike’s prolific catalog, using The Midnight Club as a centerpiece, to explore what it […]
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Christopher Pike knows his way around death, but how the author approaches the act of mortality in The Midnight Club is unique, even for him. In spite of the foreboding blurb and Brian Kotzky‘s creepy artwork, this 1994 book isn’t about young people dying at the hands of an external threat. Here death comes from […]
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While you wait for Netflix and Mike Flanagan’s “The Midnight Club” series, Christopher Pike‘s original book from 1994 is getting a Netflix tie-in re-release, we’ve learned this morning. The novel follows a group of five terminally ill teenagers whose midnight stories become their reality. The new edition arrives September 20, 2022 from Simon & Schuster. […]
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In spite of its title, Road to Nowhere has a conclusive ending. And a powerful one, at that. Christopher Pike’s 1993 novel puts its troubled protagonist behind the wheel and shadows her every move and thought as she drives along the California coast one fateful night. The path ahead of her is unclear, but one […]
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Up next from Netflix and Mike Flanagan (“The Haunting of Hill House,” “Midnight Mass”) is “The Midnight Club,” a series adaptation of Christopher Pike‘s 1994 novel that will also adapt other Pike stories. Netflix has provided us with a first look at the upcoming series out of “Geeked Week” this afternoon, introducing the characters that […]
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Much like Mary Blanc, Christopher Pike is on a mission. The author delivers the inciting incident of Monster with breakneck speed; he gets right to the killing. In only the first few paragraphs of the 1992 young-adult novel, Mary shoots two people dead at a party before her best friend Angela Warner stops her. Everything […]
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