Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a show based on a group of kids called "The Midnight Society". Members meet in a location in the woods and take turns telling their own spooky tales. The series aired on Nickelodeon in the United States as part of their SNICK line-up in 1992. It lasted for 5 seasons until it was canceled in 1996. Later on, it returned to Nickelodeon's SNICK block with a new cast for two seasons from 1999-2000.
As of January 2004, Are You Afraid of the Dark? will be airing at the following times on Family in Canada:
*Monday-Sunday at midnight
*Saturdays at 8:45 pm and 10:30 pm (in split 15 minute episodes)
How many years has "The Midnight Society" gone on for? According to the three part episode from Season 7, the original Midnight Society had meetings in 1937, lasting all the way to present day.
Has this show been canceled? Yes, twice. It ran for 5 seasons, was canceled, came back nearly 3 years later for two more seasons and was canceled once again.
Does the series currently air in the US? Aside from making a brief 4 episode appearance during the week of Halloween 2002 on Nickelodeon, Are You Afraid of the Dark? does not currently air in the States.
Did any of the guest stars appear in more than one episode? Definitely! Many of the guest stars appeared in more than just one episode. Make sure you click on each actor's name within the guide to see if they've been in any other episodes. Not only have guest stars appeared in more than one episode, but some of the Season 6-7 castmates made guest spots in the original series.
Is there any merchandise from the show that I can buy? In the early 90s, there were a few Are You Afraid of the Dark? products released, however everything is now well out of print. There was a cassette tape of stories, 3 VHS tapes of selected episodes (and bonus materials), 2 VHS tapes of whole SNICK blocks (including an episode of the show), a board game, a computer game, and numerous books based on the series.