The ‘It’ Writer Is Turning ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Into a Feature Film!
If you grew up in the mid-to-late ’90s, chances are you were a fan of Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?. The show was a DARK series —basically a Goosebumps/ The Twilight Zone hybrid for teenagers, and each episode was narrated by a group of teens that called themselves The Midnight Society who would meet around a campfire and share their scary stories.
There was always a moral at the end of each episode, but some of them were SO DARK it was actually surprising the show even aired on Nickelodeon.
Whether you were a fan of the show or you’re just hearing about it now, everyone’s going to get a chance to experience the spook-filled series, because a feature version of the TV show is coming from 2017’s It writer Gary Dauberman, who said in The Hollywood Reporter, “The show is about the shared experience of telling stories — especially scary ones. We’re going to celebrate that with this movie and honor the darker, scarier tone of the show, which was really groundbreaking for Nickelodeon at the time. I hope the Midnight Society approves.”
Um, hell YES, they approve! Especially if it means original cast members are going to make an appearance. Now the real question is, will Dauberman be borrowing ideas from existing episodes, or will he come up with one new epic scary story for the film? Whatever he decides, there’s probably already talks of a franchise being born from this before he even writes this first one.
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