Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Season 2, Episode 12

The Tale of the Hatching (25 Sep. 1993)

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A brother and sister enroll at a boarding school, but soon find out their headmasters are aliens plotting to take over Earth.



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Episode cast overview:
Illya Woloshyn ...
Augie Wilson
Heather Brown ...
Jazz Wilson
Liz MacRae ...
Mrs. Wilson
Pierre Lenoir ...
Mr. Wilson
Maria Heidler ...
Mrs. Taylor
Philip Spensley ...
Mr. Taylor
Genevieve Smith ...
Jason Alisharan ...
Ross Hull ...
Nathaniel Moreau ...
Raine Pare-Coull ...
Jodie Resther ...


A brother and sister enroll at a boarding school, but soon find out their headmasters are aliens plotting to take over Earth.

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The Taylors say the Master has not eaten in centuries, but they also say that those who have discovered their secret have ended up in the same place as the Wilsons who are about to be eaten, making the logical conclusion that the others also were. See more »


Augie Wilson: [a tone sounds] I think that means dinner.
Jasmine 'Jazz' Wilson: [robotically] My programming tells me, you're correct. I will follow.
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Pitch Imperfect.
10 September 2013 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Augie (Illya Woloshyn) and Jasmine (Heather Brown) are a brother and sister who have just started life at their new boarding school in this fun tale from The Midnight Society. At first, everything seems okay, despite a few strange goings on. However, as the odd details start to mount up, Augie and Jasmine soon realise that something is seriously amiss. Just how amiss is something they may not realise until it's too late.

Directed by D. J. MacHale, and written by Chloe Brown, this slice of spookiness is the kind of thing that younger viewers will lap up. There's some mystery, some tension and one or two gross details to make viewers go "ewwwwwwww". It's a perfect recipe.

Woloshyn and Brown are both good enough in the lead roles, they are a likable pair, and Maria Hedler and Philip Spensley both have fun in their roles, senior staff members at the school who seem to have something to hide.

The framing story around the campfire may seem a bit weak, but you'd do well to remember that this is a show aimed at kids and it's commendable that those involved in writing each episode try to use the wraparound as a way to help touch upon the inconvenient molehills that seem like impassable mountains to the young.

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