Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Season 3, Episode 11

The Tale of the Quicksilver (2 Apr. 1994)

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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:
Laura Turner / Connie Turner
Kyle Alisharan ...
Aaron Johnston
Doug Johnston
Ms. Berg
Ivan Smith ...
Mr. Johnston
Anita Bensabat ...
Mrs. Johnston
Alain Laroche ...
Jason Alisharan ...
Sam (as Joanna Garcia)
Ross Hull ...
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

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Quicksilver? More like slow bronze, at best.
7 September 2014 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

A slightly disappointing episode of the show, improved by the presence of Tatyana Ali in a central role, this is an unscary, uninteresting tale for the campfire that manages to rise up to the level of average thanks to the format of the show, and the fact that I reminded myself it was always aimed at viewers younger than myself.

It doesn't take Aaron (Kyle Alisharan) and Doug (Stuart Stone) long to realise that their new home may be a bit different from their previous home. While their parents remain blissfully unaware of the weird things happening under their roof, the boys start to suffer from some supernatural goings on. When Aaron sees a girl (Tatyana Ali) at his school who looks exactly like a girl he has seen in his house he approaches her and asks some questions. But does she know anything about his new home? And can she be of any help?

Directed by Michael Keusch, and written by Wendy Brotherlin, this episode is saved by the familiarity viewers have with the Midnight Society regulars, and a couple of decent lead performances. Ali is very good here, while Alisharan and Stone both do perfectly acceptable jobs, with the latter having a lot less to do than the former.

One to watch on your travels through the show, but not one to revisit.

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