Beyond Fest announced today the premiere event of Nickelodeon’s "Are You Afraid of the Dark? The three-part limited series event sees the return of the Midnight Society, with Beyond Fest bowing the first two episodes on Monday, October 7th.
Following the screening will be a special "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" panel with stars Lyliana Wray, Sam Ashe Arnold, Miya Cech and Jeremy Ray Taylor, ACE Entertainment’s Spencer Berman, writer BenDavid Grabinski, and director Dean Israelite. Berman, Grabinski and Israelite all serve as executive producers. The "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" panel will be followed by a 35mm screening of the ‘80s thrill-ride, The Gate, a film specially selected based on its shared sensibilities with the limited series.
Across the three hour-long episodes, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" will follow members of an entirely new Midnight Society, who tell a terrifying tale of the Carnival of Doom and its evil ringmaster Mr. Tophat, only to witness the shocking story come frightfully to life.
Based on the ‘90s kids’ cult classic, and reimagined for a new generation, part one of "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" will debut on Friday, October 11th, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, with parts two and three to follow October 18th, and October 25th, respectively.
The new members of the Midnight Society are: Rachel, played by Lyliana Wray (Top Gun: Maverick); Gavin, played by Sam Ashe Arnold (Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.); Akiko, played by Miya Cech (Rim of the World, Always Be My Maybe); Graham, played by Jeremy Taylor (IT Chapter Two, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween); and Louise, played by Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl, The Worst Witch). The Carnival of Doom’s ringmaster, Mr. Tophat, is played by Rafael Casal (Blindspotting).
One of the Nickelodeon’s most iconic series from the ‘90s, the original "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" delivered riveting stories of horror to young audiences, all from a kid’s perspective.