Both series of Are You Afraid of the Dark? revolved around a group of teenagers who referred to themselves as “The Midnight Society”. Every episode, at a secret location in the woods at night, one member would tell a scary story to the group. The actual story, rather than the telling, was displayed to the television viewer. The story was shown between the group’s arrival at the site and their departure. Each storyteller would begin their story by saying “Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story, (story name)”, at which point he or she would toss a handful of “midnight dust” from a leather pouch into a campfire to heighten the flames and produce an eerie white smoke.
MacHale wrote the line “submitted for the approval of” as a nod to The Twilight Zone, in which creator Rod Serling would, after introducing the episode, say “submitted for your approval.” The storyteller would continue by announcing its title (The Tale of…). The themes of the stories usually revolve around a variety of paranormal phenomena, such as demons, ghosts, magic, haunted houses, magical curses, aliens, witches, vampires, werewolves, and the like coming into contact with average youths. Usually, the episodes were either filmed in the woods, in abandoned houses, or in public places like schools or libraries. Sources of these tales vary in different ways; many were adaptations of public domain fairy tales and short stories or urban legends. For example, the episode “The Tale of the Twisted Claw” is an adaptation of W. W. Jacobs’ short story, The Monkey’s Paw.
Sometimes, the stories were inspired by a certain event in the life of the storyteller. In the episode “The Tale of the Crimson Clown,” for instance, Tucker blackmailed his brother Gary with a poem he had found, which Gary had written for Samantha. Gary then told a story in which a naughty younger brother was punished cruelly for his evil deeds. At the end of the episode, Tucker gave the poem back to his brother. Many, but not all, of the horror stories on Are You Afraid of the Dark? ended with a “happy ending” whereas some of them have either bad endings or twist endings like “The Tale of the Lonely Ghost”, “The Tale of the Dark Music”, “The Tale of Vampire Town”, and “The Tale of the Pinball Wizard”.
Series Name: Are You Afraid of the Dark
Release: October 31, 1990
Quality: 480p 50mb & 720p HD
Running Time: 22 Minute
Language: Hindi Dubbed
Type: Horror, Fantasy ,Science ,fiction, Suspense