Paramount has set a release date of October 11th, 2019 for Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Continuing the trend of 80s/90s nostalgia and hoping to capitalise on some of what rocketed 2017’s It to the top of the box office, Paramount are producing a movie adaptation of the Nickelodeon kids show Are You Afraid of the Dark?.
The horror adaptation is being written by Gary Dauberman, the writer behind It, and produced by both Dauberman and Matt Kaplan.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel and ran as a horror anthology series between 1992 and 1996. The show’s premise revolved around a group of kids that called themselves the Midnight Society, telling each other horror stories based on fairytales and urban legends but with a modern twist.
Dauberman co-wrote It with Chase Palmer and Cary Fukunaga. Dauberman is also attached to write the screenplay for It: Chapter 2 with Jeffrey Jurgensen.