Following the commercial boom of horror movies during the 1980s, the ‘90s are widely regarded as a bad decade for horror, being stuck between the golden age of the ‘80s and the reinvention during the 2000s that reflected the dark times the world was experiencing. But the 1990s was a great decade when it came to horror aimed at a younger audience.
With Scholastic becoming a staple of horror literature, movies like The Witches and Hocus Pocus, and shows like Goosebumps, Courage the Cowardly Dog, the kid-friendly version of Tales from the Crypt flooding our TV sets, the decade turned millions of kids into horror fans. Arguably, the TV side of things started with the horror anthology Are You Afraid of the Dark? Nearly 30 years later, Nickelodeon just finished airing a revival of Are You Afraid of the Dark? and it not only succeeds at updating the scares of the original show while appealing to a new audience, but it serves as a great reminder of the importance of horror aimed at kids.
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A rebooted version of the fondly-remembered 1990s kids horror series Are You Afraid of the Dark? premieres on Nickelodeon this week, but the first episode has dropped online a couple of days early. Join the new iteration of the Midnight Society and check it out below. Read More »
The new Are You Afraid of the Dark? reboot is arriving this week, just in time for Halloween season. A whole-new Midnight Society will gather to tell some scary stories – only this time, the stories are coming to life. A new, and surprisingly long, Are You Afraid of the Dark clip brings the Midnight Society together at a creepy carnival. Plus: the reboot’s writer spills the beans on the many horror references fans will encounter along the way.
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Are You Afraid of the Dark?, the classic Nickelodeon TV series in which Canadian kids sat around a campfire and told spooky stories, is getting a new lease on life. The show has been rebooted into a new limited series that pits a new group of youths against things that go bump in the night. The original ambitious plan was to have the limited series lead directly into a feature film, but the fate of the movie is now in limbo. For now, we can get our thrills and chills from the reboot arriving this October. Watch the Are You Afraid of the Dark reboot trailer below.
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“Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society…”
Those words may cause an involuntary chill from kids who grew up in the ’90s and had a fondness for Nickelodeon shows, because it was the catchphrase for the anthology horror series Are You Afraid of the Dark? The fondly-remembered show is getting the reboot treatment, and the first teaser for it has found its way online – check it out below…if you dare. Read More »
The Are You Afraid of the Dark reboot has founds its Midnight Society. Nickelodeon has created a three-part limited revival of the classic creepy TV show for young viewers, and the cast has finally been revealed, along with plot details. The original plan was for the new Are You Afraid of the Dark limited series to lead directly into the Are You Afraid of the Dark movie – but that changed when the movie was pushed from its October 2019 release date.
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Paramount Pictures has shuffled around their release date calendar for a bunch of their family programming coming in the next couple years, including two Nickelodeon movies.
Clifford the Big Red Dog has been set for a fall 2020 release date. It’s taking the weekend that was previously slated for the new Rugrats movie, which has now been pushed back a few months to early 2021. Meanwhile, Paramount has pulled the Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie from this year’s calendar. Read More »
This October, the Are You Afraid of the Dark movie will bring Nickelodeon’s classic horror anthology series for younger audiences to the big screen. But Nickelodeon isn’t stopping there. The network has also scared up an Are You Afraid of the Dark miniseries that will lead into the film, ensuring fans will have plenty of opportunities to get spooked this fall.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, take a look back at the beloved children’s horror series Are You Afraid of the Dark? from Nickelodeon. Plus, Jeff Goldblum takes a look back at the various roles he’s played over the years, and Adam Sandler tries to keep track of his phone, wallet and keys in a new original song from his recent Netflix special. Read More »