"The Midnight Club" Carefully Hid Some "Hill House" And "Midnight Mass" Easter Eggs In Episodes, And Here They Are

🚨 Warning: There are massive spoilers ahead for Netflix's The Midnight Club! 🚨

Out of everything currently streaming on Netflix, I have to say that my favorites are without a doubt Mike Flanagan's horror shows. From The Haunting of Hill House to Midnight Mass, Mike knows how to craft a pretty perfect show from start to finish that leaves me crying and flailing for days.

the cast looking ahead from the bottom of a staircase

So, it's no surprise that Mike's latest series, The Midnight Club, is all I want to talk about for the foreseeable future.

The cast sitting in the living room
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Created by Mike Flanagan and Leah Fong, and based on the works of Christopher Pike, The Midnight Club tells the story of a group of terminally ill teenagers in the '90s who reside at Brightcliffe Home, a hospice hospital. It's at Brightcliffe that these teens meet every midnight to tell each other scary stories.

The teenagers standing in a circle in front of a fireplace
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The show brilliantly blends together various genres as this group of teenagers creates their own stories to tell each other. From a detective noir episode to a beautiful and haunting look at the afterlife, The Midnight Club is yet another amazing show to add to the "Flanaverse."

One teen comforting another who is crying
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Now, because this is a Mike Flanagan series, there are always bound to be Easter eggs and great details you might miss the first time around but are so cool once you spot them.

teen driving two others in a car
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And while there are a ton of '90s Easter eggs that are fun to find — literally Netflix compiled a list of them — I want to dive into the details that actually connect to other Mike Flanagan projects! So, here they are:

Mike directing a scene while wearing a face mask
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1.First, Kate Siegel, Carla Gugino, and Hamish Linklater, who notably starred in The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, and more Flanagan projects, make very quick voice cameos in The Midnight Club.

Kate Siegel, Carla Gugino, and Hamish Linklater
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During Episode 7, when Anya dreams of being healed and returning to her life, there's a moment when she heads home and begins watching an episode of a detective show titled Order and Reprimand.

Anya wearing a baseball cap inside

If you listen closely, it sounds like you can first hear Carla Gugino as the narrator introducing the episode. This is similar to Carla's cameo in Midnight Mass where she voiced the judge who sentences Riley to jail in Episode 1.

Anya siting on the couch as the voice from the TV says, "Previously on Order an Reprimand"

Then, Kate Siegel and Hamish Linklater voice the two detectives in the episode Anya is watching.

The voiceover saying, " No sign of a break-in, so I figure it was premeditated. One pattern suggests blunt force trauma on both victims. I'm thinking he killed the girl in bed first with a hammer." Another voice asks, "And the boy?"

I'm still convinced at least Hamish appears somewhere else in The Midnight Club, but I haven't found him just yet.


2.Jamie Flanagan, who is Mike's brother and who wrote episodes of The Midnight Club, Midnight Mass, and The Haunting of Bly Manor, appears in Episode 7 as Anya's group leader.

Anya sitting in the group circle with the group leader and says, "Spontaneous regression. I used to have this roommate back at the place I used to live. She was into all kinds of stuff that I thought was...really dumb."

He's appeared in several other Mike Flanagan projects, like when he played the funeral director at Olivia's funeral in The Haunting of Hill House.

closeup of two people at a funeral, one crying

Of course, The Midnight Club also stars other "Flanaverse" actors like Igby Rigney, Annarah Cymone, Matt Biedel, Samantha Sloyan, Zach Gilford, Rahul Kohli, Michael Trucco, Katie Parker, Alex Essoe, Henry Thomas, Robert Longstreet, and more, who have each appeared in numerous Mike Flanagan projects.

different scenes with the number of actors in different projects

3.In The Midnight Club Episode 6, if you look closely in the basement when the ritual is being performed, you can actually see the Lasser Glass from Mike Flanagan's 2013 film Oculus.

the glass circled and an arrow pointing to it in the background of the scene

The mirror has appeared in numerous other Mike Flanagan projects over the years, like Hill House, Bly Manor, Gerald's Game, Doctor Sleep, and more.

the mirror in a room in Oculus and in the background in Hill House
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4.In The Midnight Club Episode 1, Ilonka talks about how everyone becomes a story at the end of their life.

someone says, "Make ghosts sounds way better. You tell a story you're giving birth to a new ghost because—" then Ilonka says, "That's all any of us are in the end...stories"

This is reminiscent of a moment in The Haunting of Hill House when Olivia talks to a young Shirley after one of the kittens she rescued dies.

In Haunting Hill she says, "So when we die, we turn into stories. And every time someone tells one of those stories, it's like we're still here for them. We're all stories in the end"

This isn't the first time Mike has subtly referenced a quote from one of his previous projects. He also did this in The Haunting of Bly Manor, when Hannah alludes to Nell's confetti line from Hill House.

In Bly Manor "Tell him I love him. and the rest, well, it's just—" In Hill House: "I loved you completely. and you loved me the same. That's all. The rest is confetti."

5.In Episode 3, Dusty, aka Kevin in this story, pulls out a copy of Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, which is the first novel in The Dark Tower series. Mike has said that he wants to adapt the series at some point.

teen opening their locker and pulls out the comic

6.Mike Flanagan has been leaving Easter eggs for upcoming projects in previous ones, so in Midnight Mass Episode 1, you can spot a Christopher Pike book on Riley's bookshelf in his childhood bedroom.

arrow pointing to the book in the scene

Of course, Christopher Pike's stories were adapted in The Midnight Club. Aside from The Midnight Club, the other Pike books that are adapted in this show are See You Later, Witch, The Eternal Enemy, and more. In fact, Kevin in The Midnight Club is named after Christopher Pike, whose real name is Kevin Christopher McFadden.

closeup of a teen wearing a baseball cap getting into a car at night
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7.And finally, these Easter eggs won't reveal themselves for a little while, but Mike Flanagan stated that there are nods to The Fall of the House of Usher, his next project, hidden throughout The Midnight Club. He told Variety, "There are a couple little clever turns of phrase and a couple little nods to The Fall of the House of Usher, we hit a little Poe."

the cast using flashlights in a dark room
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The Fall of the House of Usher will be adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's works and will star "Flanaverse" favorites Kate Siegel, Carla Gugino, Rahul Kohli, Henry Thomas, T'Nia Miller, Kate Siegel, Samantha Sloyan, Annabeth Gish, Michael Trucco, Lulu Wilson, and more.

Did you spot any other Flanagan universe Easter eggs or cool details? Tell us in the comments below!

The Midnight Club is streaming now on Netflix.