Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Season 4, Episode 1

The Tale of the Renegade Virus (1 Oct. 1994)

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A boy who enjoys playing pranks goes too far one day and is punished by being trapped in a virtual reality game.



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Episode cast overview:
Simon Lewis
Micah Gardener ...
Evan Lewis (as Micah John Gardener)
Paul Cagelet ...
Eric Fink ...
Mr. Poe
Melissa Galianos ...
Mark Trafford ...
Mr. Smith
Jason Alisharan ...
Sam (as Joanna Garcia)
Ross Hull ...
Raine Pare-Coull ...
Jodie Resther ...


Simon's latest prank in a series played between him and his brother Evan goes too far when Evan is late for school, but he seems to have forgiven him. He even lets Simon have the first chance to test out a new virtual-reality program both have been waiting to try. But Simon finds himself trapped in a world with an intelligent computer-virus, which has reprogrammed the system so that if Simon doesn't get out of the lifelike setting, where nothing works in his favor, it will take over his brain to attack life outside the computer. Written by

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The manufacturing company on the locks Simon switches and the giant one crushing his bike is Oliver, a reference to director Ron Oliver. See more »


When Simon throws the ball through the hoop by his window (He was in the virtual reality game), you hear the window break and it shows the window broken. However the ball appears soft and squishy so it it would actually bounce off the window. See more »

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