Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

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A group of kids (the Midnight Society) get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

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Ross Hull ...
 Gary (68 episodes, 1990-2000)
Raine Pare-Coull ...
 Betty Ann (65 episodes, 1990-1996)
Jodie Resther ...
 Kiki (65 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Tucker (65 episodes, 1994-2000)
Jason Alisharan ...
 Frank (52 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Sam (37 episodes, 1994-1996)
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A group of kids calling themselves "The Midnight Society" spends each episode sitting around a campfire swapping scary stories. Creepy, but never gory or excessively frightening, common subjects included haunted houses, what goes on behind the neighbor's walls, and other things that go bump in the night. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story...


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As the most-frequent storyteller of the original Midnight Society, Betty Ann told 12 stories. Gary and Kiki, the only other constant Midnight Society members, each told 10 (including Gary's sharing the single two-part "The Tale of Cutter's Treasure" with Frank). Tucker told 7, Frank (counting "The Tale of Cutter's Treasure") and Sam each told 6, David and Kristen each told 5. Eric and Stig, each there for 13 stories, only told 2 of their own individually. In the new Midnight Society founded by Tucker, he told 6, Megan told 5, and Vange, Andy, and Quinn each only told 4. See more »

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Even though the Region 1 DVDs from Direct Source say that the series is appropriate for all ages, the series was actually rated TV-Y7 when aired on television. See more »

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[repeated line, after someone calls him a nutbag behind his back]
Dr. Vink: And by the way... I am *not* a nutbag!
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Arranged and produced by Ray Fabi
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* * * out of 4.

Clever, fast paced and scary show should appeal to both kids and grown ups. It is about a group of school kids called The Midnight Society that gather around a camp fire on Saturday nights to tell each other some scary stories. Some of my favorites are an intense eposide about a paper clown who has his nose stolen. He haunts the kid who took the nose. A thoughtful one about a young girl who gets everything she every wanted, but the clerk takes something away from her that the girl takes for granted. And my third favorite would have to be an updating of the headless horseman legend. Rated Y7 when it was on TV there are some intense moments and off screen or hinted at killings, but no on screen deaths. Neve Campbell once starred as an employee at an upscale restuarant where your darkest fears come true. Melissa Joan Hart was in one about a cold ghost. Another one found the twins from the show Sister Sister dueling it out. Many many more guest stars.


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