The legacy of the Midnight Society lives on: it seems that Nickelodeon’s TV series Are You Afraid of the Dark? will be adapted into a feature-length film produced by Paramount Players, a division of Paramount. Gary Dauberman, screenwriter of the 2017 It remake and its upcoming sequel, has been signed on as Are You Afraid of the Dark?‘s screenwriter.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? was an anthology horror series about the Midnight Society, a group of teenagers that met in the woods late at night to tell horror stories around a campfire. Some of their tales were adaptations of short stories and urban legends, others were wholly original. The show was notable for its personalized storytellers: each teenager’s personality usually came through in the sort of tale they’d tell, or how they told it.
No matter what or who the source of the tale was, anyone who watched the show while it aired can probably name at least one or two episodes that still give them the chills when they think about it.
The show originally ran on the Canadian network YTV from 1990-2000, and Nickelodeon picked up the series and aired new episodes from 1992 to 1996. Nickelodeon also ran a revival series of it in 1999 through 2000 that featured an almost entirely new cast and crew. This revival series passed its cast off as a second generation of the Midnight Society, and the movie could very well pass its new cast of teens as the third generation, rather than existing as a total reboot.
At this time, there is no information on a potential release date available.
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