Are You Afraid of the Dark?

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?
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Premiere October 27, 1991 (pilot)
August 15, 1992 (series)
Finale June 11, 2000
Creator J.D. MacHale
Ned Kandel
Network YTV (CAN)
Nickelodeon (USA)
Style 30-minute anthology drama
Company Cinar Productions
Seasons 7
Episodes 91
Origin Canada/USA

Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a horror anthology that aired on Nickelodeon.

Both series of Are You Afraid of the Dark? revolved around a group of young people who referred to themselves as "The Midnight Society." Every week, at a secret location in the woods, one member would tell a scary story to the group. The actual story, rather than the telling, was displayed to the television viewer. The story was shown between the group's arrival at the site and their departure. Each storyteller would begin their story by saying "Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story..." at which point he or she would toss a handful of "midnight dust" (in actuality, a non-dairy creamer) from a leather pouch into a campfire to heighten the flames and produce an eerie white smoke. Creator MacHale wrote the line "submitted for the approval of" as a nod to the show The Twilight Zone, in which creator Rod Serling would, after introducing the episode, say "submitted for your approval." The storyteller would continue by announcing its title (The Tale of...).

The themes of the stories usually revolves around a variety of paranormal phenomena, such as demons, ghosts, magic, haunted houses, magical curses, aliens, witches, vampires, werewolves, and the like coming into contact with average youths. Usually, the episodes were either filmed in the woods, in abandoned houses, or in public places like schools or libraries.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Jacob Tierney Eric 1
Raine Pare-Coull Betty Ann 1 2 3 4 5
Ross Hull Gary 1 2 3 4 5
Jodie Resther Kiki 1 2 3 4 5
Jason Alisharan Frank 1 2 3 4
Rachel Blanchard Kristen 1 2
Nathaniel Moreau David 1 2
Daniel DeSanto Tucker 3 4 5 6 7
Joanna Garcia Sam 3 4 5
Codie Lucas Wilbee Stig 5
Kareem Blackwell Quinn 6 7
Elisha Cuthbert Megan 6 7
David Deveau Andy 6 7
Vanessa Lengies Vange 6 7

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Nickelodeon
Season One August 15, 1992 November 21, 1992 13
Season Two June 19, 1993 October 2, 1993 13
Season Three January 8, 1994 April 16, 1994 13
Season Four October 1, 1994 January 21, 1995 13
Season Five October 7, 1995 February 3, 1996 13
Season Six February 6, 1999 May 15, 1999 13
Season Seven April 2, 2000 June 11, 2000 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets: Region 1 (Canada)
The Complete 1st Season April 18, 2006 3

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The Complete 2nd Season November 28, 2006 3

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The Complete 3rd Season April 24, 2007 3

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The Complete 4th Season November 13, 2007 3

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The Complete 5th Season February 26, 2008 3

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The Complete 6th Season April 29, 2008 3

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The Complete 7th Season August 19, 2008 3

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The Frightening 1st Season May 28, 2013 3

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The Scary 2nd Season October 15, 2013 3

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Season Sets: Region 1 (USA)
Season 1 June 23, 2014 3

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'Best Of' Collections: Region 1 (Canada)
Freaky Favorites October 3, 2006 2

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Episode Collections : Region 1 (USA)
Volume 1 October 25, 2013 3

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Volume 2 March 3, 2014 3

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