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

by Mark McCurley

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.

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