8.3/10
10,728
70 user 4 critic

Are You Afraid of the Dark? 

A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.
Reviews
Popularity
965 ( 166)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2000   1999   1996   1995   1994   1993   … See all »
6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A series of horror anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine.

Stars: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones
Adventure | Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Six teams compete through a series of physical and mental challenges as it narrows down to only one team given the privilege to enter a mysterious temple in order to retrieve an artifact ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Holtz
Doug (1991–1994)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman
Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As events unfold in her life, Clarissa explains to the viewer the motivations behind people's actions.

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess
Double Dare (1986–1988)
Comedy | Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

One in a long-running series of game shows, where two-member teams of children compete to answer questions and complete stunts.

Stars: Marc Summers, David Faustino, Staci Keanan
Hey Dude (1989–1991)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A group of friends work together with their boss at a dude ranch and go through many fun moments and mishaps along the way.

Stars: David Brisbin, Debi Kalman, Christine Taylor
Wild & Crazy Kids (1990–2002)
Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sixty-five episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1990 and 1992. The shows featured children in physical competition using unusual equipment, e.g., go-carts, tennis guns, et ... See full summary »

Stars: Donnie Jeffcoat, Omar Gooding, Jessica Gaynes
All That (1994–2005)
Comedy | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A zany sketch comedy featuring many wacky characters hosted for kids and by kids.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

She's Alex Mack. One minute she's walking home...the next there's a crash and she's drenched in some weird chemical! Then she gets powers...

Stars: Larisa Oleynik, Meredith Bishop, Darris Love
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
Raine Pare-Coull ...
Jodie Resther ...
Jason Alisharan ...
...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 August 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Are You Afraid of the Dark?  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

To pay homage to Rod Serling, show creator D.J. MacHale had the kids say "Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society" at the beginning of each story. To introduce each episode of The Twilight Zone (1959), Serling would say to the audience, "Submitted for your approval..." See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Sardo: Sold! But I'm losing on the deal!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: Tuesday the 17th (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Theme
Performed by Jeffrey Zahn
Arranged and produced by Ray Fabi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Spooky fun for all
11 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

For a show directed at little kids, this is surely entertaining. This clever little anthology series (and to the best of my knowledge one of the first SNICK shows) came up with some very spooky and highly entertaining stories. Sure, they aren't scary, but they are interesting. Anyone will find this show fun to watch.


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 70 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page