WATCH: Are You Afraid of the Dark? is back to traumatise a new generation 1 year ago

WATCH: Are You Afraid of the Dark? is back to traumatise a new generation

The '90s classic is back. Take a look at what's in store...

Let's be honest. The '90s did an awful lot of damage for those that were versed in the pop-culture of the decade.


Truth be told, the image of the witch from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the transformation sequence in The Witches, and the entirety of Arachnophobia have all stayed with this particular author.

However, quite a lot of people were freaked out by a few simple tales that were told around a campfire.

Oh yes, as mentioned previously, Are You Afraid of the Dark? is back and Nickelodeon have shared the very first full trailer.

Campfire? Check.

Haunted carnivals? Check.

Creepy clowns? Check.

Spooky ghosts? Check.


More dry ice than A Spinal Tap reunion? Check.

The Midnight Society? You better believe that's a check.

Take a look at what's in store.


In case you've never seen the show, it originally ran from 1992 to 1996 and was revived between 1999 and 2000.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? was incredibly popular because it depicted horror stories to young audiences, all from a kid’s perspective.

When the Are You Afraid of the Dark? revival was first announced in February, Nickelodeon said that the miniseries will coincide with the upcoming Are You Afraid of the Dark? theatrical movie.

However, the film has been pushed back from its original release date of October 2019.


D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) was previously announced as the director for the movie, but now it’s unclear if he’s still attached.

As far as new miniseries is concerned, the producers have already cast Sam Ashe Arnold (Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.), Miya Cech (Rim of the World), Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl, The Worst Witch), Jeremy Taylor (It, Goosebumps 2:Haunted Halloween), Lyliana Wray (Top Gun: Maverick, Black-ish), and Rafael Casal (Blindspotting), with the series slated for release in October.

The new members of the Midnight Society are: Gavin (Arnold), Akiko (Cech), Louise (Smart), Graham (Taylor) and Rachel (Wray). The Carnival of Doom’s ringmaster, Mr. Tophat, will be played by Casal.

The three-episode (each an hour long) limited series will be directed by Dean Israelite (Power Rangers, Project Almanac) and we're going to be introduced to an entirely new Midnight Society as the group of kids tell a terrifying tale about the Carnival of Doom, only to have the events of the story come to life.


11 October, people. 11 October.