Published Nov 14, 2017Canadian '90s kids are likely still haunted by the long-running TV show Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and it seems like a whole new generation is about to get a similar scare — this time on the big screen.
Paramount has recruited IT and Annabelle: Creation writer Gary Dauberman to write and produce a film adaptation of the hit Canadian TV show.
The show initially premiered in 1990 and was later picked up and broadcasted on Nickelodeon in the United States starting in 1992. The series ended in 1995, but was later revived for two seasons in 1999 and 2000.
Each episode featured a meeting of the Midnight Society — a group of kids who would meet around a campfire and share spooky stories. The revolving cast featured prominent young actors like Ross Hull, Rachel Blanchard, Jacob Tierney, Elisha Cuthbert and Vanessa Lengies.
"The show is about the shared experience of telling stories — especially scary ones. We're going to celebrate that with this movie and honour the darker, scarier tone of the show, which was really groundbreaking for Nickelodeon at the time. I hope the Midnight Society approves," Dauberman told The Hollywood Reporter.
There's no word yet on when the film might hit theatres, but in the meantime, catch up on the original spooky stories by streaming Are You Afraid of the Dark? on YouTube.