“I still can’t believe this was in a show made for kids.”
While it may have premiered in Canada in 1990, it wasn’t until the summer of 1992 that Nickelodeon picked up and began airing anthology series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”. From August 15, 1992 through April 20, 1996, a total of 91 episodes aired across 7 seasons as part of the network’s SNICK block, imparting nightmares on countless ’90s kids along the way.
Hey wait. That means “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” just turned 25!!
Each episode of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” featured a new horror tale that was submitted for approval by the Midnight Society, a group of scary story-loving friends who gathered around a fire to spook each other out. And though the show may have been made for younger viewers, it was home to some pretty nightmarish imagery over the years.
Two words: Pool. Monster.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary, YouTuber Heather Knows Horror spotlights the best (and scariest) “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” episodes of them all!
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