‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Revival Season Finally Gets Home Video Release

by Mark McCurley

Nickelodeon has taken long enough, 2019’s Are You Afraid of the Dark revival season is finally getting a DVD release and not only does it contain all three chapters of Mr. Tophat’s Carnival of Doom but three classic episodes from the series original run as well; The Tale of Laughing in the Dark, The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner and The Tale of the Dead Man’s Float.

Originally created by by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel for YTV and Nickelodeon, Are You Afraid of the Dark ran on Saturday nights from 1991 to 1996, returned for two later seasons from 1998 to 2000, then again for the revival series in October 2019 that was three episodes directed by Dean Israelite and written by Ben David Grabinski. A followup season had been green lit in February 2020.

Each episode began with members of The Midnight Society gathering in the middle the woods where a single member would tell a scary story which the audience would see play out. The stories would begin with the teller saying “Submitted for the approval of The Midnight Society, I call this story (title of episode)” and throw “Midnight Dust” on the fire which caused the flame to rise and produce a white smoke over the title card.

Are you Afraid of the Dark‘s revival season is set for home release on August 11, check back soon for more!

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