Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Season 3, Episode 10

The Tale of the Dream Girl (26 Mar. 1994)

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A young man finds a ring in his locker only to discover he is ignored by those around him except his sister and an unknown girl.



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Episode cast overview:
Fab Filippo ...
Johnny Angelli
Andrea Nemeth ...
Erica Angelli
Shanya Vaughan ...
Donna Maitland
Barbara Jones ...
Mrs. Angelli
Felicia Shulman ...
Michel Perron ...
Jason Alisharan ...
Sam (as Joanna Garcia)
Ross Hull ...
Raine Pare-Coull ...
Jodie Resther ...


A young man finds a ring in his locker only to discover he is ignored by those around him except his sister and an unknown girl.

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Most of the cemetery tombstones were props used in previous episodes "The Tale of the Dream Machine" and especially "The Tale of Old Man Corcoran". See more »


Johnny: You promise not to laugh if I tell you something?
Erica: [grins] No.
Johnny: [gives her a look] I've been having these really weird dreams lately. About this beautiful girl, with long hair and amazing eyes.
Erica: Yeah, so? You and every other guy.
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Referenced in The Sixth Sense (1999) See more »


Are You Afraid of the Dark? Theme
Arranged and produced by Ray Fabi
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It may take some time, but love can ring true.
30 July 2014 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

A supernatural tale that's as sweet as it is predictable, this particular episode of campfire spookiness focuses on a young man (Fab Filippo) who finds a ring in his work locker, which leads to him then finding his potential dream girl (Shanya Vaughan). Unfortunately, this coincides with him realising that everyone seems to be ignoring him, with the exception of his sister (Andrea Nemeth).

Written by David Preston, and directed by David Winning, this might be far from the spookiest episode of "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?" but it's a traditional tale that unfolds nicely, making the journey more important than the final destination.

Vaughan doesn't really have much to do, besides appearing and looking like the object of Filippo's affection, but she's fine. Filippo and Nemeth both do well, with both excelling in a crucial scene near the very end of the episode.

Hardened viewers might find themselves yearning for something a bit scarier, but I enjoyed this episode as something that managed to be relatively light without ever feeling dull.

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