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The Tale of the Quicksilver 

A girl was killed in a fire several years ago while trying to stop a ghost. In the present day, two boys move in and discover the secret of the house's past.



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Episode cast overview:
Kyle Alisharan ...
Aaron Johnston
Doug Johnston
Ms. Berg
Ivan Smith ...
Mr. Johnston
Anita Bensabat ...
Mrs. Johnston
Alain Laroche ...
Jason Alisharan ...
Sam (as Joanna Garcia)
Raine Pare-Coull ...
Jodie Resther ...


Aaron and Doug know something is strange about their new house when things start shaking and rearranging themselves for no reason. Aaron, whose belongings at school also move, dreams he sees someone who looks like his beautiful classmate Connie trying, but failing, to ward off a hideous-looking creature with magic. He learns that her twin sister, Laura, died the year before when the candles she was lighting for a spell set the room on fire. Doug is suffering the same kind of fever Laura did before she tried to rid the house of the resident corpse that nobody else believed existed. They have to figure out a way to stop it from claiming another life. Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

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2 April 1994 (Canada)  »

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(52 episodes)


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Did You Know?


Aaron is played by Kyle Alisharan, the real-life brother of Jason Alisharan (Frank). See more »


Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Snick (2009) See more »


Are You Afraid of the Dark? Theme
Performed by Jeffrey Zahn
Arranged and produced by Ray Fabi
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Still scares the hell out of me!
14 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a really fun episode. It's basically Poltergeist for kids. Really well written and surprisingly well acted by the tale's ensemble.

After recently revisiting a handful of AYAOTD episodes I realized that I've outgrown the show's target audience and find most episodes rather silly, but this episode is quite an exception. I can honestly say that I'm still legitimately creeped out by the ghost that comes out of the wall. I recall having multiple nightmares about him as a kid and won't be surprised if I have some now.

This is definitely one of the show's all time best and holds up extremely well today.

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