IT Screenwriter To Adapt Are You Afraid of the Dark

Angelo Anderson
November 15, 2017

Most 90s kids (unless you were a big chicken - buck buck!) loved Nickelodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark? and for some it was their first taste of horror. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be written by Gary Dauberman of It and Annabelle: Creation fame, which could mean that it will actually be scary this time. While Clarissa Explains It All awakened everyone's desires to fill their closets with all-neon clothing, Are You Afraid of the Dark awakened everyone's deep-seated fears of, well, everything really. The show centered on a (fictional) group called "The Midnight Society", who told spooky stories around a campfire.

Paramount Players is run by Awesomeness founder Brian Robbins and looks at modern talent and properties for young audiences, drawing from the Viacom brands like Nickelodeon. We're ready to see it, though ― just, you know, with the lights on.

The show ran from 1992-96 and was eventually rebooted in 1999 for one season with a brand-new set of writers and showrunners. It's already developing a Dora the Explorer film with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes producing. This made Are You Afraid of the Dark prime sleepover entertainment, and, even though other memorable shows like All That aired on the Saturday night lineup, the star of the night was definitely the scary storytelling.

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