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List of Are You Afraid of the Dark? episodes

Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a Canadian television series that was on YTV and Nickelodeon. It aired from 1990 to 1996, and for a second run from 1999 to 2000. The series premiered with the episode "The Tale of the Twisted Claw" as a pilot on Halloween 1990 on the Canadian television network YTV and aired until June 11, 2000. The pilot aired on Nickelodeon on October 25, 1991 as part of a Halloween special. The following year, the series premiered on Nickelodeon's SNICK on August 15, 1992, and aired until April 20, 1996.

A revival series was produced by Nickelodeon from 1999 to 2000 and also aired on SNICK. On February 14, 2019, it was announced that the series itself would be revived for a limited miniseries premiering on October 11, 2019.[1][2]

During the course of the series, 94 episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark? aired over eight seasons.

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
113October 31, 1990 (1990-10-31)June 19, 1991 (1991-06-19)YTV
213September 25, 1991 (1991-09-25)January 22, 1992 (1992-01-22)
313October 28, 1992 (1992-10-28)January 20, 1993 (1993-01-20)
413October 27, 1993 (1993-10-27)January 19, 1994 (1994-01-19)
513October 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)April 20, 1996 (1996-04-20)
613February 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)May 15, 1999 (1999-05-15)Nickelodeon
713April 2, 2000 (2000-04-02)June 11, 2000 (2000-06-11)
Revival3October 11, 2019 (2019-10-11)October 25, 2019 (2019-10-25)


Season 1 (1991–92)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Tale of the Phantom Cab"Ron OliverChloe BrownOctober 31, 1990 (1990-10-31)

Two brothers who often fight with each other get lost in the woods, and come across a mysterious cab driver named Flynn. He leads the two boys to an unusual man named Dr. Vink to help them find their way out. The catch is that Vink won't help any of his guests until they solve one of his riddles. Failure to do so results in undesired consequences.

  • Storyteller : Frank
  • Guest star : Aron Tager as Dr. Vink.
22"The Tale of the Lonely Ghost"D.J. MacHaleNaomi JanzenNovember 14, 1990 (1990-11-14)

Amanda is stuck spending time at her aunt's house, and desperately wants to be friends with her snotty cousin Beth. She agrees to spend the night in the haunted house next door to become part of her group of friends. She soon finds out that the story regarding the "haunted" house may actually be true with a living connection close by.

33"The Tale of Laughing in the Dark"Ron OliverChloe BrownNovember 28, 1990 (1990-11-28)

Josh decides to prove that an amusement park fun house isn't haunted, by stealing the nose from a prop of Zeebo the clown. Zeebo was a corrupt circus clown who died in a funhouse fire while escaping from the police after stealing money. Josh soon learns that the story is indeed true when Zeebo's ghost visits him demanding his nose back.

  • Storyteller : Betty Ann
  • Guest star : Christian Tessier as Josh
  • Notable cast : Aron Tager as Zeebo & the Circus Carney
44"The Tale of the Twisted Claw"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownDecember 5, 1990 (1990-12-05)

In a twist on the classic story "The Monkey's Paw", two boys play a mean trick on an old lady the night before Halloween. The next night the boys return for trick or treating "disguised" in costumes, but rather than candy she gives them a wooden vulture's claw. She tells the boys that this "gift" grants wishes warning them to "be careful what they wish for". The two boys start making wishes with unintended terrifying consequences.

  • Storyteller : David
55"The Tale of the Super Specs"Ron OliverChloe BrownDecember 5, 1990 (1990-12-05)

A prankster named Weeds buys a pair of novelty glasses from Sardo that allow the wearer to see into another dimension. This alternate universe is populated by figures in black, that are looking to merge with our known universe unless Sardo can close the door between the two dimensions.

66"The Tale of the Captured Souls"D.J. MacHaleAnne AppeltonDecember 12, 1990 (1990-12-12)

A girl and her two parents move into a lakeside rented room for the summer where they befriend the young property owner. Strangely the residence is full of mirrors that the owner cites as a "hobby", and even stranger the parents start feeling weaker by the day.

77"The Tale of the Hungry Hounds"D.J. MacHaleAnne AppeltonDecember 19, 1990 (1990-12-19)

Amy and Pam discover their late aunt's old horse-riding jacket in an old trunk. When Pam puts on the jacket, she becomes possessed by the aunt's spirit, who must feed her hungry dogs in order to rest in peace.

88"The Tale of the Nightly Neighbors"Jacques PayetteChloe BrownDecember 19, 1990 (1990-12-19)

A new family moves into Emma's neighborhood. They are originally from Eastern Europe, wear black, collect blood, and are only active at night...

  • Storyteller : Betty Ann
99"The Tale of the Sorcerer's Apprentice"D.J. MacHaleStephen ZollerDecember 26, 1990 (1990-12-26)

Dean is a high school outcast who gets a chance to have some power from awakening an ancient secret hidden in the school. In doing, so he briefly forgets the person who cares for him most without realizing it.

  • Storyteller : Betty Ann
1010"The Tale of the Prom Queen"Jean-Marie ComeauChloe BrownJanuary 2, 1991 (1991-01-02)

Three kids attempt to find the truth behind an urban legend of a young girl who died while waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up for the prom. This story is loosely based on Resurrection Mary.

  • Storyteller : Kristen
1111"The Tale of Jake and the Leprechaun"D.J. MacHaleNick WebbMarch 6, 1991 (1991-03-06)

Jake Joysen (Benjamin Plener) is an aspiring, young actor who is excited to be part of a play titled Will o' the Wisp, but Jake himself soon learns in due time that there's much more to the play than meets the eye.

  • Storyteller : Eric
1212"The Tale of the Dark Music"Ron OliverChloe BrownMarch 13, 1991 (1991-03-13)

Andy moves into a new neighborhood where things don't start out well until he figures out that there's something hidden inside his basement that only seems to appear whenever music is played.

  • Storyteller : Eric
1313"The Tale of the Pinball Wizard"D.J. MacHaleLouise LamarreJune 19, 1991 (1991-06-19)

Ross plays a pinball game that comes to life when he's left in the mall after closing time.

  • Storyteller : Gary

Season 2 (1992–93)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
141"The Tale of the Final Wish"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownSeptember 25, 1991 (1991-09-25)

Jill is a 13 year old who is reluctant to give up her childhood fairytales, which results in her school friends and family mocking her. She makes a wish on a star one night saying that she just wants everyone to leave her alone. The Sandman grants her wish by placing her inside her own nightmarish fairytale. Jill then realizes that her family means more to her than she had originally thought and fights to escape her fairytale and the Sandman. Upon waking up she decides to leave her childhood hobby behind which pleases her now woken up family. Jill then falls asleep again forgetting that sleep is the Sandman's hobby.

152"The Tale of the Midnight Madness"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownOctober 2, 1991 (1991-10-02)

Dr. Vink helps an old movie theater in danger of closing by showing a "different" version of the classic vampire film Nosferatu.

  • Storyteller : Frank
  • Guest star : Aron Tager as Dr. Vink.
163"The Tale of Locker 22"David WinningChloe BrownOctober 9, 1991 (1991-10-09)

A young French immigrant having trouble fitting in at her new school, uncovers a mystery about a girl - the former occupant of her school locker - who died in 1968.

  • Storyteller : Kristen
  • Guest star : Jennifer Irwin as Candy Warren.
174"The Tale of the Thirteenth Floor"Michael KeuschAnne AppeltonNovember 21, 1991 (1991-11-21)

Siblings Billy and his adopted sister Karen like to spend their free time playing hockey on the 13th floor of their apartment building. This ends when the floor is rented to a toy manufacturing company. The new owners only invite Karen to test out their new products, but her brother tags along. She soon finds that she can do things at a faster rate than her brother who mysteriously loses his energy. Karen is then horrified to find out that the new owners are aliens, and escapes along with her brother despite pleas from the aliens for her to stop before they depart. The episode ends revealing that Karen is in fact an alien too that was accidentally left behind on Earth ten years ago.

  • Storyteller : Betty Ann
185"The Tale of the Dream Machine"David WinningDarren KotaniaNovember 27, 1991 (1991-11-27)

An aspiring writer finds a typewriter that makes whatever is written come true. Things seem harmless enough until he writes a pair of stories that end up putting his best friend and the girl he likes in danger.

  • Storyteller : Kiki (told by Gary due to Kiki's laryngitis)
196"The Tale of the Dark Dragon"D.J. MacHaleAllison Lea BingemanDecember 4, 1991 (1991-12-04)

A teenage boy who was injured in a car crash buys a potion from a magic shop to become the handsomest, most popular boy in school. Unfortunately, the potion also brings out the boy's inner demons...

  • Storyteller : David (for Gary's birthday, borrowing Sardo)
  • Guest star : Richard Dumont as Sardo.
207"The Tale of the Whispering Walls"D.J. MacHaleAllison Lea BingemanDecember 11, 1991 (1991-12-11)

After a day in the park, babysitter Louise and two pre-teenagers get lost in the highway and stop at a mansion where things aren't what they seem.

  • Storyteller : Betty Ann
218"The Tale of the Frozen Ghost"Ron OliverNaomi JanzenDecember 18, 1991 (1991-12-18)

A spoiled rich kid and his babysitter head off to his aunt's house in the country, where a ghost haunts the place on cold weather.

229"The Tale of the Full Moon"Ron OliverRon OliverDecember 25, 1991 (1991-12-25)

An aspiring pet detective suspects his mother's new boyfriend might be a werewolf.

  • Storyteller : Frank
2310"The Tale of the Shiny Red Bicycle"David WinningCassandra SchafhausenJanuary 1, 1992 (1992-01-01)

Mike and Ricky were best friends, until Ricky accidentally died by falling into an opened locks while bike riding. His body was never found, and years later Mike still blames himself for the accident. Mike soon starts seeing Ricky's red bicycle along with his ghost who appears to be beckoning to him. Ricky isn't looking for revenge, but comes with a warning that Mike's brother is going to meet his fate. Ricky lets Mike take his bicycle to the locks where he rescues his brother just in time. Upon looking back at where he dropped the bike, it is now bent and rusted.... David finishes the story by saying that Ricky's remains were found the following day.

  • Storyteller : David
2411"The Tale of the Magician's Assistant"Ron OliverCassandra SchafhausenJanuary 8, 1992 (1992-01-08)

Todd becomes the new assistant to an elderly stage magician with the stage name Shandoo. He teaches Todd the rules of magic and reveals that he even has a magic wand. Todd steals the wand in order to help his mother with her job with the intention to return it, but finds out that the wand contains a spirit named Nazrak. Shandoo eventually finds out about the theft and is furious upon hearing that Nazrak appeared, calling it evil. He kicks Todd out, but he returns when Shandoo is in trouble via a mysterious fire. He uses the wand to set things right, but releases Nazrak trapping Shandoo in a vortex. Todd uses what Shandoo taught him and tricks Nazrak into zapping himself back into the vortex to trade places with Shanoo again. The elderly magician gives Todd one more thankful piece of advice before disappearing, revealing that Shandoo was a good spirit.

  • Storyteller : Gary
2512"The Tale of the Hatching"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownJanuary 15, 1992 (1992-01-15)

Siblings Jazz and Augie enroll at a boarding school run by a couple that enforces some strange rules. These rules include for one reason or another no loud noises, and the usual loud school bell is replaced with a low humming sound system. One night the "school bell" goes off and everyone but Jazz and Augie stream down into the school's basement in a hypnotized trance. The effected children wind up feeding eggs, and the couple who run the school are revealed to be aliens of a near-extinct species. Jazz and Angie wind up killing the aliens and their eggs (except one unknowingly) by blasting loud music from a smuggled in device.

  • Storyteller : David
2613"The Tale of Old Man Corcoran"Ron OliverScott PetersJanuary 22, 1992 (1992-01-22)

Two boys from a tough city move into a new neighborhood where a group of kids invite them to play hide and seek in a cemetery, rumored to be haunted by a ghost known as Old Man Corcoran.

  • Storyteller : Kiki
    Note : This is Nathaniel Moreau and Rachel Blanchard's final episode. In "The Tale of the Midnight Ride," Gary mentions that they moved away.

Season 3 (1993–94)Edit

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271"The Tale of the Midnight Ride"D.J. MacHaleDarren KotaniaOctober 28, 1992 (1992-10-28)

In a modern retelling of Sleepy Hollow, Ian Matthews moves to the legendary town. He soon meets a girl (Katie) who becomes his new girlfriend, but a local bully who also has eyes on her are jealous of the two. He challenges Ian to go-to the bridge of souls of which the headless horseman can never cross and stick a knife in a pumpkin proving he was there. The following night after being chased by the bully in disguise he meets the ghost of Ichabod Crane who has lost his way. After pointing him in the direction away from the bridge, Ian is soon chased by the real headless horseman. Ian manages to make it across the bridge of souls destroying the horseman, and then runs into Crane again who remarks that he meant to go "that way" referring to the bridge.

282"The Tale of Apartment 214"Scott PetersScott PetersNovember 4, 1992 (1992-11-04)

After Stacey moves into a new apartment with her mom, she befriends an elderly woman living next door by coming by for visits. The old woman tells Stacey to visit her on a special day of importance in particular to which Stacey promises to do so. Stacey winds up reluctantly breaking her promise which hurts and upsets the old woman who later reveals that the day in particular was her death date before she vanishes leaving the apartment vacant. Stacey later asks the apartment manager about the apartment, and he replies that he has been unable to rent it due to haunting rumors. Stacey returns to the apartment pleading for forgiveness which the old woman grants revealing that she has nowhere else to go if the apartment is rented, and is lonely. Stacey and her mom move into the old woman's apartment at a discounted price making the spirit of the elderly woman happy to no longer be alone.

  • Storyteller : Kiki
293"The Tale of Watcher's Woods"David WinningGregory KennedyNovember 11, 1992 (1992-11-11)

After Sarah and Kelly get lost in the woods, they discover the terrifying truth behind the legend of "Watcher's Woods".

304"The Tale of the Phone Police"Jean-Marie ComeauDavid PrestonNovember 18, 1992 (1992-11-18)

Jake loves to make prank calls, but is caught one night by his sister who warns him to stop or the phone police will get involved. Scoffing at sister, Jake decides to look up Billy Baxter who was mentioned in his sister's story. When he calls the number provided Billy pleads for help and keeps calling Jake relentlessly afterwards. Jake finally decides to go to the phone company with his friend Chris, where Jake is arrested by the phone police. Chris tries getting help from Jake's sister but she knows of no such person as Jake's identity had been mysteriously erased. Chris eventually rescues Jake himself and the two run to Jake's house with the phone police in hot pursuit. The two make it in time and the sister recognizes her brother again. The doorbell rings revealing just a pizza man who was at the wrong house, as the episode ends though he is revealed to be part of the phone police in guise.

  • Storyteller : Tucker
315"The Tale of the Dollmaker"David WinningDavid PrestonNovember 25, 1992 (1992-11-25)

Melissa comes to the country to visit her aunt and uncle, and is excited to see her friend Susan. They tell Melissa though that she moved back to the city a few months ago. Melissa decides to explore her friend's now vacant home and discovers a dollhouse in the attic along with a mysterious door. Melissa's aunt stops her from exploring more and brings her home revealing that her friend had in fact disappeared. Melissa later returns to the attic and opens the door revealing the inside of the nearby dollhouse and sees her friend Susan trapped inside calling her name. Before she can go in her uncle stops her by pulling her back in, he opens the door revealing a long drop to the ground below. Melissa returns to the attic a final time and goes through the door to rescue her friend who is slowly turning into a doll. The two escape through the doll house attic via an identical door as the one in her friend's former house. Betty Ann ends the story by saying the dollhouse was then burned.

  • Storyteller : Betty Ann
  • Notable cast : Amanda Walsh as Susan
326"The Tale of the Bookish Babysitter"Iain PattersonStory by : Cliff Bryant & Alice Elliot
Teleplay by : David Preston
December 2, 1992 (1992-12-02)

Twelve year old Ricky is obsessed with TV and video games and is not happy when his mom hired a babysitter named Belinda to look after him one night. Belinda makes a deal with him that if he reads a book for five minutes he can watch TV the rest of the night. Ricky is excited and starts to read but cant do it as he finds the books too boring, opting for video games in his room. Things take an unexpected turn when the characters from one of the books come alive in the real world forcing Ricky to finish his own story about how it ends with Belinda's help. Ricky ends the story happily and the characters vanish leaving Ricky more excited about books than ever before. His mom returns home and is overjoyed with her son, but a bit surprised when Belinda asks for no payment saying that she had "already been paid". Belinda says that she can call her anytime, and when Ricky later tries to find the story he created from the Library he of course cant as its unique only to him.

  • Storyteller : Betty Ann
  • Notable cast : Natalie Radford as Belinda the babysitter
337"The Tale of the Carved Stone"Ron OliverSusan KimDecember 9, 1992 (1992-12-09)

Alison just moved into a new town and is struggling to make new friends. She stops by Sardo's shop where he sells her a "friendship stone" that unknown to the shop owner grants the wearer the ability to time travel. Alison is soon pursued by a powerful sorcerer named Brother Septimus who is after his stone, but is able to escape to the 1890s through her mirror. In this different time period she makes friends with the former occupant (Tom Btadshaw) of the house she now lives in. She explains how she got there and tells him of Septimus who ends up following them there. The two return to Alison's time period where Sardo appears at Alison's front door trying too late warn her of Septimus. Alison explains about the stone's time travel ability and Sardo in a daze of glamor moves towards a mirror allowing Septimus entry back into her time. Septimus demands the stone back, but Tom has already taken it as a slingshot he uses to shatter the mirror with. The stone disappears, Tom returns to his time period, and Septimus is destroyed as a result.

348"The Tale of the Guardian's Curse"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownDecember 16, 1992 (1992-12-16)

Josh and Cleo's family vacation is canceled for the millionth time when Dr. Capel-Smith stops their father on his way out of the museum and finds a mummy buried there. There's a legend of a curse for anyone who digs it up, but only Josh believes it.

359"The Tale of the Curious Camera"Ron OliverSusan KimDecember 23, 1992 (1992-12-23)

When a loser kid complains to a photographer about his school picture, he ends up with the photographer's camera, which predicts doom for anything -- and anyone -- it photographs.

3610"The Tale of the Dream Girl"David WinningDavid PrestonDecember 30, 1992 (1992-12-30)

A teenage janitor named Johnny falls for a girl named Donna, but a string of bizarre events lead Johnny to believe that his dream girl may be a nightmare.

  • Storyteller : Sam
  • Notable cast : Fab Filippo as Johnny Angelli
3711"The Tale of the Quicksilver"Michael KeuschWendy BrotherlinJanuary 6, 1993 (1993-01-06)

Two brothers move into the same house where a girl died trying to get rid of a demon spirit known as The Quicksilver and discover that history might be repeating itself.

3812"The Tale of the Crimson Clown"Ron OliverDarren KotaniaJanuary 13, 1993 (1993-01-13)

Sam is described as a mean "rotten" kid who despises his brother Mike. Their mother's birthday is coming up and Mike finds the perfect gift, but Sam winds up stealing the money his brother had saved up. Mike finds out what his brother did, and having no money to buy the gift points to a clown doll in the shop saying that if Sam doesn't stop being nasty the "Crimson Clown" would get him. Sam scoffs at his brother's story despite the clown disappearing from the shop when they leave, and Sam later lies to their mom saying that Mike wasn't looking after him. The night continues with only Sam seeing the clown in his house which his brother dismisses as nonsense saying he made the story up. Sam goes to sleep only to awaken into a nightmare of torment by the Crimson Clown who calls him a bad kid. He eventually breaks down and pleads with the clown to give him another chance repeating his apologies. Sam awakens from his nightmare and is called downstairs by his brother Mike who presents the perfect birthday gift to their tearful happy mom. The Crimson Clown had given Sam his second chance through an alternative set of events.

3913"The Tale of the Dangerous Soup"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownJanuary 20, 1993 (1993-01-20)

Reed Hanson is a young guy who appears to fear nothing. He applies for a job at a restaurant where he meets a waitress names Nonnie, and the head chef named Dr. Vink. who makes a hugely popular dish at the restaurant called "The Dangerous Soup". One evening after hours the two hear screaming coming from a waitress trapped in a freezer. Vink is confronted by Reed and Nonnie where he is forced to reveal the secret ingredient of the soup after releasing the dazed waitress. He admits that he uses a creature in an empty freezer to gain the essence of fear from those trapped inside. Vink then uses the essence in the soup as a desired element. Vink invites Reed inside knowing he is afraid of "nothing" while Nonnie watches from outside. When Reed is faced with his true fear and starts screaming, Nonnie opens the door unknowingly letting the creature out. The two are then forced to face their fears in getting the creature back into the freezer again. The two are successful in doing so, but are also trapped inside by Vink who says he intends to be in business for a "very long time".

Season 4 (1994–95)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
401"The Tale of the Renegade Virus"Ron OliverAndrew Mitchell & Gerard LewisOctober 27, 1993 (1993-10-27)
A boy who enjoys playing pranks goes too far one day and is punished by being trapped in a virtual reality game infected with a living computer virus bent on scrambling the most advanced computer system out there: the human brain.
Storyteller : Gary
412"The Tale of the Long Ago Locket"David WinningGerald WexlerNovember 3, 1993 (1993-11-03)
A boy is transported back to the Revolutionary War, where he must help a soldier return to his girlfriend before she marries another man.
Storyteller : Sam,
Guest star : Will Friedle as Jimmy Armstrong
423"The Tale of the Water Demons"Ron OliverScott PetersNovember 10, 1993 (1993-11-10)
Two cousins deliver food to an old sea captain who lives in fear of underwater zombies who haunt him the minute he falls asleep.
Storyteller : Tucker
434"The Tale of Cutter's Treasure (Part 1)"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownNovember 17, 1993 (1993-11-17)
Part one of two. When a teenager finds a spyglass locked in a treasure chest at Sardo's magic shop, the ghost of an evil pirate is released.
Storyteller : Gary and Frank,
Guest stars : Charles S. Dutton as Captain Jonas Cutter, Richard Dumont as Sardo, and Aron Tager as Dr. Vink.
Note : This was both Dumont's and Tager's fourth appearance in the series
445"The Tale of Cutter's Treasure (Part 2)"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownNovember 24, 1993 (1993-11-24)
Conclusion. Rush must find a way to save Max with the help of Dr. Vink and Sardo.
Storyteller : Gary and Frank,
Guest stars : Charles S. Dutton as Captain Jonas Cutter, Richard Dumont as Sardo, and Aron Tager as Dr. Vink
Notes : This was both Dumont's and Tager's fifth appearance in the series. It was also Tager's final appearance as Dr. Vink in the series. This was the only time that Dr. Vink was an ally to the protagonist.
456"The Tale of the Quiet Librarian"David WinningSusan KimDecember 1, 1993 (1993-12-01)
A forgotten book forces two bitter rivals to work together to avoid the clutches of the ghost of a former librarian who insists that "silence is golden".
Storyteller : Kiki
467"The Tale of the Silent Servant"Jean-Marie ComeauWendy BrotherlinDecember 8, 1993 (1993-12-08)
Cousins Anne and Jared bring a scarecrow to life with a magic spell and use it to do their chores at their uncle's farm. At first it goes well, until one of them accidentally orders it to kill.
Storyteller : Betty Ann
Guest star : Tyler Labine as Mark
478"The Tale of the Room for Rent"Will DixonLucy FalconeDecember 15, 1993 (1993-12-15)
A pilot killed in combat during World War II, haunts a man he believes killed him and stole his girlfriend.
Storyteller : Sam
489"The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner"Ron OliverRon OliverDecember 22, 1993 (1993-12-22)
An aspiring comic book artist unleashes a villain from a rare comic book who turns people into laughing, brainless zombies.
Storyteller : Betty Ann
4910"The Tale of the Fire Ghost"Jean-Marie ComeauScott PetersDecember 29, 1993 (1993-12-29)
While celebrating their dad's birthday at the firehouse, Jimmy and Roxanne are left alone when the firemen go on call. They soon find that there's an incendiary ghost who's seeking revenge against firemen.
Storyteller : Tucker
5011"The Tale of the Closet Keepers"Iain PatersonStory by : Michael Kevis
Teleplay by : David Preston
January 5, 1994 (1994-01-05)
A deaf girl and her bully are put into a human zoo on an alien planet, where kids from all over the world are being held as the main exhibit.
Storyteller : Kiki
5112"The Tale of the Unfinished Painting"David WinningLucy FalconeJanuary 12, 1994 (1994-01-12)
Cody, an aspiring young artist, apprentices under the owner of an art gallery who traps people inside paintings using magic paintbrushes.
Storyteller : Gary
Guest star : Jewel Staite as Cody
5213"The Tale of Train Magic"D.J. MacHaleGerald WexlerJanuary 19, 1994 (1994-01-19)
A young boy grieving over the death of his conductor father becomes obsessed with trains and railroads, and one day finds himself repeatedly returning to a train nightmare thanks to a cursed toy train set.
Storyteller : Frank,
Guest star : Gregory Smith as Tim
Note : This was the last appearance of Frank. In "The Tale of the Dead Man's Float", Gary mentions he moved away.

Season 5 (1995–96)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
531"The Tale of the Dead Man's Float"D.J. MacHaleWill DixonOctober 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)
A boy named Zeke and his nerdy platonic girlfriend Clorice push to have the school reopen an abandoned swimming pool...only to discover why most things are best left buried and forgotten.
Storyteller : Stig
Guest star : Jay Baruchel as Joe
Note : This was Baruchel's first and last appearance in the original series.
542"The Tale of Station 109.1"Ron OliverScott PetersNovember 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
Chris, who is fascinated with death and dying, discovers a radio station that guides the recently deceased into the afterlife, alongside a loud, obnoxious DJ named Roy who mistakes him for being dead.
Storyteller : Stig
Guest stars : Ryan Gosling as Jamie, Gilbert Gottfried as DJ Roy and Jason Marsden as Edde
553"The Tale of the Mystical Mirror"Craig PryceDavid WiechorekNovember 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
Cindy gets a job at a boutique run by a former beauty queen who transforms her customers and employees into dogs so she can harvest their beauty for an occult ritual.
Storyteller : Betty Ann
Guest star : Laura Bertram as Laurel
564"The Tale of the Chameleons"Iain PattersonMark D. PerryNovember 18, 1995 (1995-11-18)
Janice gets bitten by an unusual species of chameleon that has the power to take over someone's life after it bites its victim twice and sprays it with water.
Storyteller : Betty Ann
Guest stars : Tia and Tamera Mowry as Janice/The Chameleon
575"The Tale of Prisoner's Past"Ron OliverAlan KingsbergDecember 2, 1995 (1995-12-02)
Two stepbrothers help an old prisoner ghost reunite with his daughter after the two accidentally bring the spirit home from a field trip.
Storyteller : Tucker
Guest star : Christopher Castile as Jason
586"The Tale of C7"David WinningDavid PrestonDecember 9, 1995 (1995-12-09)
A family moves into a house by the lake where an ancient jukebox revives the memory of a fallen soldier.
Storyteller : Sam
Note : This was the last episode to be directed by David Winning.
597"The Tale of the Manaha"Will DixonGerald WexlerDecember 30, 1995 (1995-12-30)
A blithe boy name Jonah enlists in a camping expedition with a group of misfits where an ancient legend has awoken in the woods and is out to feast.
Storyteller : Tucker
Guest star : Michael Greyeyes as The Shaman
608"The Tale of the Unexpected Visitor"Jacques LabergeAlan KingsbergJanuary 13, 1996 (1996-01-13)
Two teenage boys accidentally contact aliens through the sound equipment on one of their father's computer.
Storyteller : Kiki
619"The Tale of the Vacant Lot"Lorette LeBlancGerald WexlerJanuary 20, 1996 (1996-01-20)
Catherine stumbles upon an open-air market run by a woman in a burqa, who will give Catherine everything she wants for a price. As Catherine begins enjoying having the best of everything, she soon discovers that the burqa-clad shopkeep wants more than cash for her services...
Storyteller : Kiki
6210"The Tale of a Door Unlocked"Ron OliverScott PetersJanuary 27, 1996 (1996-01-27)
Sardo sells a magic door to a teenage boy which, once he opens, reveals the future -- and the boy must use the magic to save his crush from a house fire.
Storyteller : Gary
Note : This was Dumont's sixth and final appearance as Sardo in the original series.
6311"The Tale of the Night Shift"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownFebruary 3, 1996 (1996-02-03)

A night shift hospital volunteer named Amanda soon discovers that a vampire may be lurking the halls and feeding off the patients.
Storyteller : Sam

Guest star : Emmanuelle Chriqui as Amanda
6412"The Tale of the Jagged Sign"Will DixonSusan KimMarch 9, 1996 (1996-03-09)
Spending her summer break at her aunt's retirement home wasn't Claudia's first choice, but it turns out to be more interesting than she expected when a ghostly boy begins stalking her and a strange symbol appears on the side of a mountain.
Storyteller : Kiki
Guest star : Hillary Hawkins as Kate.
6513"The Tale of Badge"Iain PattersonWendy BrotherlinApril 20, 1996 (1996-04-20)
An insecure girl named Gwen, convinced that she has no special talent in her family, discovers from her Irish grandmother that she has been chosen to carry on the magic her Irish side of the family has had for generations -- and puts her skills to the test when her brother is abducted by an evil leprechaun named Badge.
Storyteller : Gary
Note : This was the last episode to use the original credit music before the series' revival 3 years later.

Season 6 (1999)Edit

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661"The Tale of the Forever Game"Iain PattersonMark D. PerryFebruary 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)
A teen boy finds himself trapped, along with his best friend and his sister, as pawns in a life or death board game.
Storyteller : Tucker, Villain : Nathaniel and the Burden Beast
Guest star : Kyle Downes as Nathaniel
672"The Tale of the Gruesome Gourmets"Lorette LeBlancMichael KoegelFebruary 13, 1999 (1999-02-13)
Tommy and David suspect that their overly-cheery new neighbors who are into cooking are the reason why the people in town have gone missing.
Storyteller : Megan, Villain : None
683"The Tale of the Zombie Dice"Adam WeissmanMaggie LeighFebruary 20, 1999 (1999-02-20)
Alex and his friends go to a new arcade owned by a man named Mr. Click, who has a strange way of dealing with anyone who loses at his games.
Storyteller : Vange, Villain : Mr. Click
Guest star : Jay Baruchel as Alex.
Note : This was Baruchel's first appearance in the revived series and second appearance overall.
694"The Tale of the Misfortune Cookie"Adam WeissmanMark D. PerryFebruary 27, 1999 (1999-02-27)
David, a struggling comic book artist slaving away at his parents' failing Chinese restaurant, takes his grandfather's golden fortune cookies and wishes that his life would be better, which sends him into an alternate reality where David is famous for his comic books. But he soon discovers that his parents (whose restaurant is the hit of the town) don't recognize him, his sister has become a punk with an abusive boyfriend, and a mysterious warrior in black is out to get David.
Storyteller : Andy, Villain : The Bad Side
705"The Tale of Jake the Snake"Mark SoulardAlan KingsbergMarch 13, 1999 (1999-03-13)
A struggling ice hockey player named Wiley finds a former hockey great's stick and uses it to ace the try-outs, but discovers that the stick has cursed him into becoming a snake.
Storyteller : Tucker, Villain : Jake "The Snake" Desmond
716"The Tale of the Virtual Pets"Iain PattersonAlice Eve CohenMarch 20, 1999 (1999-03-20)
The late 1990s fad of virtual pets get skewered in this tale of a computer-illiterate girl whose choice in not getting into the latest toy fad (Diggers) becomes the key in stopping them when it's found that the Diggers are aliens who feed on information and brainwash humans.
Storyteller : Vange, Villain : The Diggers
727"The Tale of the Hunted"Lorette LeBlancGaylen JamesMarch 27, 1999 (1999-03-27)
Diana is a hunter's daughter out to bag a legendary wolf known as The Blaze, but after she finds a strange necklace and has a nightmare, Diana finds herself in the body of a wolf and must learn what life is like as a wild animal on the run from hunters.
Storyteller : Andy, Villain : The Hunters
738"The Tale of the Wisdom Glass"Jacques LabergeMark D. PerryApril 1, 1999 (1999-04-01)
A rich brat named Allan befriends a poor kid named Jimmy so he can get away with shoplifting a computer game called "The Wisdom Glass". When the two play the game at home, they discover an invitation to a party that turns out to be a trial from another dimension over stealing "wisdom".
Storyteller : Quinn, Villain : The people in the Cyberworld
749"The Tale of the Walking Shadow"Lorrete LeBlancMatthew CopeApril 3, 1999 (1999-04-03)
Ross gets more than a bad case of stage fright when he lands a part in an adaptation of Macbeth (known as "The Scottish Play" due to the popular theater tradition of not saying the actual name of the play) and discovers that the original actors all died before they could finish it.
Storyteller : Megan, Villain : Adrian
Guest star Jay Baruchel as Ross Doyle.
Note : This was Baruchel's second appearance in the revived series and third appearance overall.
7510"The Tale of Oblivion"Jim DonovanJames MorrisApril 10, 1999 (1999-04-10)
A boy named Max buys a pencil that can make whatever is drawn turn real and an eraser that banishes whatever is drawn to a dimension called "Oblivion", where all that is forgotten is forced to stay -- including a bloodthirsty Viking warrior who wants out of Oblivion and into the real world.
Storyteller : Tucker, Villain : Kronos the Conqueror
Guest star : Richard Dumont as Sardo.
Note : This was Dumont's first appearance as Sardo in the revived series and seventh appearance overall.
7611"The Tale of Vampire Town"Mark SoulardAllison Lea BingemanApril 17, 1999 (1999-04-17)
Adder, a self-proclaimed teenage vampire hunter, gets more than he bargained for when he travels to the town of Wisteria, where the locals think he's a vampire and start to hunt him.
Storyteller : Quinn, Villain : Dreyfus the Vampire and Stanley
Guest star : Kyle Downes as Adder.
Note : Downes had previously appeared in the episode "The Tale of the Forever Game" as a different character. This was his last appearance in the series.
7712"The Tale of the Secret Admirer"Mark SoulardEric WeinerMay 8, 1999 (1999-05-08)
Shy Meggie is thrilled when she discovers she's got a secret admirer, but her excitement turns to fear when she realizes her admirer was her mother's jilted high school lover who died in a metal shop explosion...and plans on repeating history if he doesn't get what he wants.
Storyteller : Megan, Villain : Teddy
7813"The Tale of Bigfoot Ridge"Lorette LeBlancRandy HollandMay 15, 1999 (1999-05-15)
In search of their missing friend, Gina, Danielle and Kirk venture into a mountain area haunted by a ghost who captures its prey in the darkness.
Storyteller : Tucker, Villain : The Aumbra
Guest star : Hayden Christensen as Kirk

Season 7 (2000)Edit

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791"The Tale of the Silver Sight, Part 1"Mark SoulardD.J. MacHaleApril 2, 2000 (2000-04-02)
Gary, the President of the Midnight Society from the original episodes, is back and needs the help of his brother Tucker and his friends to help track down the members of the First Midnight Society from 1937. Together, they must solve an ancient mystery and prevent an evil force from being unleashed on the world. This episode focuses on Tucker and Gary's search for 'The General' and his clue to the puzzle.
Storyteller : None, Villain : The evil spirit
Special guest star : Ross Hull as Gary
Guest star : Ryan Cooley as Waif Kid
802"The Tale of the Silver Sight, Part 2"Mark SoulardD.J. MacHaleApril 2, 2000 (2000-04-02)
The Midnight Society splits up and goes in search of the original members who each hold a clue to the mystery. This episode focuses on Quinn's search for 'The Homecoming Queen' and Megan's search for 'The Tycoon'.
Storyteller : None, Villain : The evil spirit
Special guest star : Ross Hull as Gary
Guest star : Ryan Cooley as Waif Kid
813"The Tale of the Silver Sight, Part 3"Mark SoulardD.J. MacHaleApril 2, 2000 (2000-04-02)
The Midnight Society continues to go in search of the original members who each hold a clue to the mystery. The final episode focuses on Vange and Andy's search for 'The Riddle Man'.
Storyteller : Gary and Tucker's grandfather, Gene, Villain : The evil spirit
Special guest star : Ross Hull as Gary
Guest star : Ryan Cooley as Waif Kid
824"The Tale of the Lunar Locusts"Jim DonovanMichael KoegelApril 9, 2000 (2000-04-09)
Jake gets a new girlfriend named Ellen who's literally out of this world when she gives him a ring that will make him the harbinger of an alien invasion.
Storyteller : Megan, Villain : The unborn alien babies
Guest star : Figure skater Tara Lipinski as Ellen, Aaron Ashmore as Jake
835"The Tale of the Stone Maiden"Adam WeissmanMark D. PerryApril 16, 2000 (2000-04-16)
In this loose parody of the Greek story Pygmalion, a teenage girl named Julie breaks up with her boyfriend, Kevin, out of fear that her family won't like him -- and things get strange when a statue in the park suddenly has a mate around the same time that Kevin goes missing.
Storyteller : Megan, Villain : The maiden statue
846"The Tale of Highway 13"Jim DonovanTed ElrickApril 23, 2000 (2000-04-23)
Best friends Craig and Justin buy and renovate a 1969 muscle car (a Pontiac GTO) that belonged to two friends who died when they challenged a truck to a game of chicken on an abandoned highway.
Storyteller : Quinn, Villain : None
857"The Tale of the Reanimator"Adam WeissmanKenny DavisApril 30, 2000 (2000-04-30)
In this loose homage to the 1985 comedy horror film, Re-Animator, a girl named Julie (not the same one from "The Tale of the Stone Maiden") works for a plant store owner who just created an elixir that can bring dead plants back to life -- and an accident soon proves that the elixir's powers of re-animation also applies to dead humans.
Storyteller : Quinn, Villain : Reanimated zombie
868"The Tale of the Time Trap"Jim DonovanJim MorrisMay 7, 2000 (2000-05-07)
A shy boy named Jason buys a Persian victory box to become a better person -- and ends up with more than he bargained for when a tastelessly-dressed genie named Belle grants his every wish with dire consequences and traps Sardo in the box when he foolishly wishes for more wishes.
Storyteller : Tucker, Villain : Belle the genie
Guest stars : Jay Baruchel as Jason and Richard Dumont as Sardo
Notes : This was Baruchel's third appearance in the revived series and fourth (and final) appearance overall. This was also Dumont's second appearance as Sardo in the revived series and eighth (and final) appearance overall.
879"The Tale of the Photo Finish"Mark SoulardAlan KingsbergMay 14, 2000 (2000-05-14)
Prep school students Chandler and Alex try out for a position with The Lions Society, and the friendship is strained when Chandler is chosen over Alex, since Chandler is a legacy student while Alex is paying his way through a scholarship. Things get worse when Chandler's initiation calls for him to steal the headmaster's portrait, which contains the photo of Jasper Davis, a former student who fell off the clubhouse roof to escape being bullied and isn't going to let death get in the way of revenge.
Storyteller : Andy, Villain : Jasper Davis
8810"The Tale of the Last Dance"Jim DonovanMark D. PerryMay 21, 2000 (2000-05-21)
In this loose homage to Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, Tara is a violinist who wishes someone would appreciate her talents, as her boyfriend does not, and gets her wish from a strange mutant figure who lives inside the school.
Storyteller : Andy, Villain : None
8911"The Tale of the Laser Maze"Mark SoulardPeggy SarlinMay 28, 2000 (2000-05-28)
Athletic, overly-competitive twins Ashley and Kara compete in a strange version of laser tag that turns out to be a plot to kidnap and clone Earth's most competitive kids to fight in a distant planet's war.
Storyteller : Tucker, Villain : Drake
9012"The Tale of Many Faces"Lorette LeBlancAlan KingsbergJune 4, 2000 (2000-06-04)
A struggling teenage model named Emma finds employment with a stage actress who uses a magic book to steal young women's faces and use them as her own.
Storyteller : Vange, Villain : Madame Visage
9113"The Tale of the Night Nurse"Mark SoulardMichael KoegelJune 11, 2000 (2000-06-11)
When Nicki and AJ move into their grandparents' house, they see images of a young girl celebrating her birthday...and learn that she was a relative who died when her live-in nurse allegedly injected her with poison, and that the nurse has mistaken AJ for her murder victim.
Storyteller : Vange, Villain : The nurse (unintentionally)
Note : This is the series finale for the revived series.

Revival (2019)Edit

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921"Part One: Submitted for Approval"Dean IsraeliteBenDavid GrabinskiOctober 11, 2019 (2019-10-11)
As the new girl in school, Rachel feels out of place until the Midnight Society invites her to join the group. All she has to do is tell a terrifying story.
932"Part Two: Opening Night"Dean IsraeliteBenDavid GrabinskiOctober 18, 2019 (2019-10-18)
After a disappearance links to Rachel’s story, The Midnight Society decides to go to the Carnival of Doom.
943"Part Three: Destroy All Tophats"Dean IsraeliteBenDavid GrabinskiOctober 25, 2019 (2019-10-25)
Rachel decides to take charge and end Mr. Tophat’s reign of horror.


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  2. ^ "Video: Nickelodeon Reveals Premiere Date and Trailer for Return of "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"". The Futon Critic. September 13, 2019.

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