Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a joint Canadian-American horror/fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was a joint production between the Canadian company Cinar and the American company Nickelodeon. The episode "The Tale of the Twisted Claw" was aired as a pilot on the evening of October 31, 1991 in the USA and in October 1990 in Canada. Are You Afraid of the Dark? was aired from August 15, 1992 to April 20, 1996 on Nickelodeon's SNICK. The series also aired on the Canadian television network YTV from October 30, 1990 until June 11, 2000. A revived series with new directors, writers, and cast was produced by Nickelodeon from 1999 to 2000 and also aired on SNICK. The sole member from the original lineup to return for the sixth and seventh seasons was Tucker, although Ross Hull returned for the concluding miniseries, which notably broke from the show's established format by blurring the line between story and "reality".
Gary, the President of the Midnight Society from the original episodes is back and needs the help of his brother Tucker and his friends to help track down the members of the FIRST Midnight Society from way back in 1937 and help solve an ancient mystery and prevent an evil force from being unleashed on the world. Part one focuses on Tucker and Gary's search for 'The General' and his clue to the puzzle.
The Midnight Society split up and go in search of the original members who each hold a clue to the mystery. Part two focuses on Quinn's search for 'The Homecoming Queen' and Megan's search for 'The Tycoon'.
The Midnight Society continues to go in search of the original members who each hold a clue to the mystery. The final episode focuses on Vange and Andy's search for 'The Riddle Man'.
Jake meets a beautiful new girl at school who wants to wear his ring. Jake thinks she's great, until he starts to see that there's something very strange about this girl. She's not from his neighborhood and she's not from his town. In fact, she's not from his planet.
When Julie breaks up with her boyfriend Kevin, he mysteriously disappears. It's then up to Julie to uncover a centuries old legend that led to his disappearance, and to bring him back. Trouble is, there's a mysterious statue in the park that has other plans for Kevin.
Craig and Justin are best friends who buy an old car and fix it up. It's a cool looking muscle car, but it's got a mysterious history and it takes them on a wild ride that they may never return from.
Julie works for Mr. Doyle in his plant store. He's a nice but strange guy, and she discovers that he's cooking up something odd in his workshop. It's a potion that brings dead plants hack to life! Question is, what would happen if the potion were poured on a grave?
Jason buys an ancient lamp from Sardo at his Magic Mansion. Yes indeed, it holds a genie who will grant his every wish. But this isn't an ordinary genie, and Jason will pay a high price for every wish he makes.
Two friends, Chandler and Alex, try to out for spots in the Lions Society, a school organization. However, the society isn't interested in Alex and only Chandler makes the cut. As part of his initiation, Chandler steals a painting from the library and ends up finding an old photo that seems to be changing. The thing is, there's someone who lives in the photo and is still taking pictures. And when he takes your picture, you may never be seen again.
Tara plays the violin beautifully. So beautifully, that someone has fallen in love with her. But this person lives in underground caves and isn't a normal human being. He wants Tara to be his, and his alone, and will stop at nothing to have her.
Ashley and Kara are athletic twin sisters who are always in competition with each other. They find the ultimate game to test each other. It's a unique kind of laser tag. What they don't know is that by playing the game, they're being prepared for a much scarier competition. One that isn't played on earth.
Emma wants to be a model, but doesn't think she's pretty enough. She meets a strange woman, Madame Visage, who thinks Emma is absolutely beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that she wants to steal her face!
Nicki and AJ are seeing the ghosts from a birthday party that happened many years ago. It's the party of a little girl who died mysteriously, and everyone blamed her Nurse. Now, the Nurse is back, and she's trying to make history repeat itself.