Talk about starting off with a bang! Lionsgate Films’ theatrical adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is off to a great start, pulling in $2.3 million in its Thursday night premiere run in just over 2,500 locations throughout North America. Scary Stories faces strong competition in its opening weekend, with other strong debuts expected from Nickelodeon’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold and Disney’s The Art of Racing in the Rain also fiercely vying for teenage movie-goers. The strong one-night ticket sales bodes very well for the film, which had garnered pre-release buzz in recent weeks among both the younger-skewing as well as hardcore horror audiences.
Apparently, the creators at Paramount Pictures need nightlights because Are You Afraid of the Dark? the movie has not only been pulled from its October 4 release date but according to Slash Film screenwriter Gary Dauberman has parted with the project entirely, leaving its current status unknown.
Initially, Dauberman was going to pen the film’s script and produce the adaptation of Nickelodeon’s 1990’s hit series, but in the interview he had this to say, “No, that actually hasn’t shot yet. That’s one of those things I’m no longer a part of. I just had a different vision to make it and thought it best to part ways. It’s unfortunate but as you said, that’s sometimes how it goes.” read more
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. read more
Have you been craving a Stranger Things fix this Halloween season? Want to bond with your pre-teen son, daughter, nephew, or niece? If so, you need to tune in to Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger Halloween Special entitled “Danger Things” on October 8 at 8 p.m.
The long-running Nickelodeon sitcom will be giving the beloved Netflix series a healthy send-up, lampooning many of the wardrobe choices, 80’s references, and plot devices of Stranger Things. According to the official press release, the trouble starts “When Piper (Kid Danger’s annoying sister) is taken by a creature from another dimension, Captain Man and Kid Danger must rescue her from the evil science corporation that opened the portal” (and be sure to check out the trailer below to get a taste of what you may be in for.) read more
If it’s a recent major horror production, screenwriter Gary Dauberman has probably had something to do with its production. His work can be found in Annabelle, It, The Nun, and upcoming projects like It: Chapter 2, the Annabelle sequel, and the Swamp Thing television series, making him one of the most in-demand talents when it comes to successful horror screenplays. Lucky for the horror tweens of the 90s, he’s also attached to a movie version of Nickelodeon’s popular television series, Are You Afraid of the Dark?. read more
Most horror fans will remember the Nickelodeon show from the early-to-mid 90’s, Are You Afraid of the Dark. A group of teens who referred to themselves as “The Midnight Society” would meet up in the woods and each week one would tell a different scary story by starting off with, “submitted for the approval of The Midnight Society, I call this story…”.
Well on October 11, 2019 Paramount will deliver their feature-length version of the well-loved series. The story is being written by Gary Dauberman, most recently known for co-writing the massive success film It as well as Anabelle and Anabelle:Creation. read more
With the success of horror movies and television programs featuring children as the main characters as of late, it is no wonder that Paramount is mining Nickelodeon’s 1990’s horror anthology Are You Afraid of the Dark? in hopes that it will capture the attention of nostalgic fans and teen viewers alike.
The Hollywood Reporter not only broke the news that the horror anthology for the pre-teen set was getting the greenlight, but that it would also be penned by a writer that is no stranger to horror in the form of It and Annabelle: Creation scribe Gary Dauberman. read more
Now we have a full trailer to share with you!
The stop motion animation special will air on Friday, October 13th at 7:00 on Nickelodeon. As we stated in July, “According to the official press release, “The production features 27 unique sets, across five stages, where 15 boxes of breakfast cereal were used to create texture on Bikini Bottom’s coral reefs; eight pounds of glitter were used to decorate SpongeBob’s Halloween pineapple house; hundreds of popsicle sticks created the planks of the rollercoaster track that Patrick and SpongeBob ride; and “black lights” were used to create a fluorescent glow across the puppets and sets.” The special also features the return of the ghostly Flying Dutchman.” read more