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'Are You Afraid of the Dark.' Courtesy Nickelodeon.

Horror Anthology Series Are you Afraid of the Dark Reveals First Teaser

Nickelodeon’s beloved anthology horror series Are You Afraid of the Dark is back, and we’ve got our first sneak peek. The series was a mainstay for lots of folks who grew up in the 90s, and now it’s been rebooted for a brand new generation. The series centers on the Midnight Society, a group of kids who loved nothing more than to gather around the campfire and scare each other silly with horror stories. Each kid would begin their story with these words: “Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society…” and then begin whatever ghoulish tale they had. The original series, which aired from 1990 to 1996 (and briefly popped up again from 1999-2000), was occasionally quite unnerving. Now that it’s reentering a world where Stranger Things has elevated the kids-versus-monsters genre to new heights, the expectations will likely be a little higher than they were back then.

There was, briefly, going to be a movie version of Are You Afraid of the Dark, but that has since fallen away. This teaser gives us a brief glimpse at what we can expect from the series, with a fairly ferocious-looking zombie-like creature at the end. The series will run for a brief three-episodes, with BenDavid Grabinski (Skiptrace) scripting and Dean Israelite (Power Rangers) directing.

Your Midnight Society is comprised of Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl, The Worst Witch), Sam Ashe Arnold (Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.), Miya Cech (Rim of the World), Jeremy Taylor (It, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween), and Lyliana Wray (Top Gun: Maverick, Black-ish). Rafael Casal plays Mr. Tophat, the ringmaster of the Carnival of Doom, which we’re guessing will include scary clowns, amongst other carnival-based horrors.

Check out the teaser below, and check back in with us for more information on the show, like, you know, when it will premiere. As of now, word is you can expect it sometime in October.

Nickelodeon also released this video on their Twitter page, which gives you a bit of the scary shenanigans to come:

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