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Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series 1990–2000) Poster

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The substance in the bag that makes the campfire smoke-up during the title of each story is non-dairy creamer.
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To pay homage to Rod Serling, show creator D.J. MacHale had the kids say "Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society" at the beginning of each story. To introduce each episode of The Twilight Zone (1959), Serling would say to the audience, "Submitted for your approval..."
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All the campfire scenes were actually shot inside a studio in Quebec.
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There was a board game based on this show.
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In order to find the actors for the show, show creator D.J. MacHale toured the entire North American continent himself.
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As the most-frequent storyteller of the original Midnight Society, Betty Ann told 12 stories. Gary and Kiki, the only other members present through the whole of the original series run, each told 10 (including Gary's sharing the two-part "The Tale of Cutter's Treasure" with Frank). Tucker told 7, Frank (counting "The Tale of Cutter's Treasure") and Sam each told 6, David and Kristen each told 5. Eric and Stig, each there for 13 stories, only each told 2. In the new Midnight Society founded by Tucker, he told 6, Megan told 5, and Vange, Andy, and Quinn each told 4.
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A feature film of the show starring the second generation cast of the Midnight Society was planned by D.J. MacHale around 1998. According to MacHale, Nickelodeon cancelled it after he refused to change the script he gave them to be less dark.
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Many shows were shot in actual cemeteries, but due to strict laws, the crew was prohibited from showing actual names on headstones on camera. As a result, they were forced to bring in foam headstones with fake names and place them deliberately in the shot to block names.
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All of the campfire scenes were shot inside a soundstage within a week so the crew wouldn't have to rebuild the set.
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Most of the tales that took place in the forest were shot in an arbetorm. Since it was a protected wildlife area, they were prohibited from using pesticides for mosquito patrol. Many takes were chosen solely because they were the only shots of the actor not swatting away bugs.
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Castmates Elisha Cuthbert and Vanessa Lengies and guest stars Jay Baruchel and Tyler Kyte worked on the educational Canadian television series Popular Mechanics for Kids (1997).
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