Paramount Pictures has set their feature film adaptation of the ’90s horror series Are You Afraid of the Dark? for October 11, 2019! Just in time for Halloween and perfect for especially for those of us ’90s kids who have been craving the Nickelodeon chills that we grew up on.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? will be written by IT screenwriter Gary Dauberman and based on the Canadian horror anthology series that ran on Nickelodeon from 1992-1996. The series featured a group of teenagers who called themselves “The Midnight Society” who would gather around a campfire at the beginning of each episode to tell a scary story ranging from abandoned houses to vampires and killer clowns to witches.
Dauberman recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter:
"The show is about the shared experience of telling stories—especially scary ones. We're going to celebrate that with this movie and honor the darker, scarier tone of the show, which was really groundbreaking for Nickelodeon at the time. I hope the Midnight Society approves."