D.J. Caruso in Talks to Direct ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Movie

Submitted for the approval of Horror News Network’s readers, Disturbia director D.J. Caruso is in talks to helm Paramount’s movie adaptation of Are You Afraid of the Dark? according to a recent article.

Credits of Caruso also include I Am Number Four starring Alex Pettyfer, Teresa Palmer and Callan McAulliffe; Vin Diesel’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage and the 2016 psychological horror film The Disappointments Room which starred Kate Beckinsale.

2017’s IT co-writer Gary Dauberman will produce alongside Matt Kaplan.

Dauberman (The Nun) previously revealed the upcoming film will not be adapting any episodes from the series but instead feature a completely original plot that will be told by the film’s group of storytellers. Further details about the film’s plot are being kept under wraps.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? is based on the Canadian horror anthology series that originally ran on Nickelodeon from 1992 to 1996 during the Saturday night programming block called Snick, and again from 1999 to 2000.

Both runs of the series featured a group of teenagers called “The Midnight Society” who would gather around a campfire at the beginning of each episode to tell a scary story ranging from abandoned houses to vampires, killer clowns and witches.

The horror film is slated for release on October 11, 2019.

Mark McCurley
Staff Writer at Horror News Network
Since Mark was four years old he has always loved the horror genre, even when his mother would be a good parent and not let him watch such films. It was when he would sneak into the Horror section at the video store called Tommy K's that he would see all of the VHS covers of classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

During his time as a journalism major and news staff writer at Southern CT State University, he had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren before a seminar in 2009 at the Lyman Center on campus.
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