The BEST episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Every episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark?!

A group of kids (the Midnight Society) get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Last Updated: 11/16/2022Network:Nickelodeon
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The Tale of the Secret Admirer
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9.11
46 votes

#1 - The Tale of the Secret Admirer

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/8/1999

Shy Meggie is thrilled when she discovers she's got a secret admirer. But her excitement turns to fear when she realizes her secret admirer may be writing to her from beyond the grave.

Directors: Mark Soulard
The Tale of the Dead Man's Float
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9.10
93 votes

#2 - The Tale of the Dead Man's Float

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/7/1995

Zeke is good at chemistry, but not at girls. When he befriends one, she teaches him how to swim at the school pool. However, the pool is haunted by the ghost of a body that was previously buried underneath the school.

Directors: D.J. MacHale
Writer: Will Dixon
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The Tale of the Dream Girl
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8.97
117 votes

#3 - The Tale of the Dream Girl

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/26/1994

A teenager thinks he's just met the girl of his dreams when he puts on a mysterious ring that won't come off. Trouble begins when he learns that years ago she was killed in a car accident, and he realizes she wants to lure him to an early grave.

Directors: David Winning
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The Tale of the Night Shift
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8.85
85 votes

#4 - The Tale of the Night Shift

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/3/1996

A new girl starts volunteering during the nightshift at the local hospital. But the hospital seems to have more than just a new volunteer. Someone or something is feeding on the hospital's patients and employees, draining them of their blood and turning them into walking zombies.

Directors: D.J. MacHale
Writer: Chloe Brown
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The Tale of the Long Ago Locket
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8.64
85 votes

#5 - The Tale of the Long Ago Locket

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/1994

A love-lorn teen walks through the park, directly into a Revolutionary War battle. He meets a Minuteman who beseeches his help in delivering a locket to his true love. They must avoid the enemy in the process.

Directors: David Winning
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The Tale of the Midnight Ride
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8.61
101 votes

#6 - The Tale of the Midnight Ride

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/8/1994

When a teenager moves to Sleepy Hollow, he learns that some of the folks believe in the old legend of the headless horseman. He soon learns that it's not just a legend.

Directors: D.J. MacHale
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The Tale of the Renegade Virus
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8.61
84 votes

#7 - The Tale of the Renegade Virus

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/1/1994

Simon's latest prank in a series played between him and his friend Evan goes too far when Evan is late for school but he seems to have forgiven him. He even lets Simon have the first chance to try out a new virtual-reality program both have been waiting to try. But instead of experiencing fencing Simon finds himself trapped in a world where he must outwit an intelligent computer-virus. The virus has reprogrammed the system so that if Simon doesn't get out of the life-like setting where nothing works in his favor it will take over his brain to wreak havoc outside the computer.

Directors: Ron Oliver
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The Tale of Vampire Town
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8.60
75 votes

#8 - The Tale of Vampire Town

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/24/1999

Adder, a self-proclaimed teenage vampire hunter, gets more than he bargained for when he convinces his parents to travel to Wisteria for a vacation. Trouble ensues when during his hunt for vampires, some local townspeople think he's a vampire and start to hunt him.

Directors: Mark Soulard
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The Tale of the Guardian's Curse
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8.55
89 votes

#9 - The Tale of the Guardian's Curse

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/5/1994

A mummy is delivered to a museum owned by an archeologist. The mummy happens to be a dead pharaoh queen whose ancient potion and ring brings eternal life. The trouble begins when the mummy mysteriously disappears.

Directors: D.J. MacHale
Writer: Chloe Brown
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The Tale of the Bookish Babysitter
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8.53
88 votes

#10 - The Tale of the Bookish Babysitter

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/12/1994

A young boy named Ricky, who is obsessed with TV, is put under the care of a babysitter named Belinda. Belinda has a reputation for making children interested in reading. That's because she makes the books come alive. Literally.

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The Tale of the Quicksilver
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8.53
85 votes

#11 - The Tale of the Quicksilver

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/2/1994

A long time ago a young girl named Laura was haunted by someone or something lurking in the walls of her house. She tried to get rid of the ghost but failed and died in the process. A year later, two new brothers move into the same house and discover that history repeats itself.

Directors: Michael Keusch
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The Tale of the Nightly Neighbors
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8.36
81 votes

#12 - The Tale of the Nightly Neighbors

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/3/1992

Some new neighbors move into a neighborhood. They are originally from Eastern Europe, wear black, collect blood, and only are active at night.

Directors: Jacques Payette
Writer: Chloe Brown
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The Tale of the Midnight Madness
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8.34
113 votes

#13 - The Tale of the Midnight Madness

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/26/1993

An old movie theater has two weeks before they close down for good. Ever since the multiplex came into town, the older movie theater has made less than six dollars per day. All of a sudden, the mysterious Dr. Vink appears and offers them a horror movie he made decades ago. He promises the owner and his staff that his movie would save them from closing down and it works! Dr. Vink's horror movie, Nosferatu: The Demon Vampire, starts attracting more than fifty people a night. The staff wonders what attracts people to this film and unfortunately they find out. The terrifying vampire jumps out of the movie and into the real world where it can have all the victims it wants. Now the staff must pull the plug on the movie before it gets out of hand!

Directors: D.J. MacHale
Writer: Chloe Brown
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The Tale of the Fire Ghost
star
8.26
78 votes

#14 - The Tale of the Fire Ghost

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/10/1994

While celebrating their dad's birthday at the firehouse he works at, Jimmy and Roxanne end up being left alone when a call comes in and the firefighters must take off to stop a fire. They soon find that they're not exactly the only occupants of the firehouse. There's a fire ghost who's seeking revenge.

Writer: Scott Peters
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The Tale of the Water Demons
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8.19
86 votes

#15 - The Tale of the Water Demons

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/15/1994

Two teenage boys deliver food to an old man who lives by the lake. After seeing treasures from an old sunken boat being displayed in his home, they find out that he is being stalked by water demons whenever he falls asleep. When one of the boys secretly steals one of the items, they start to be followed by the demons as well.

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The Tale of Locker 22
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8.13
106 votes

#16 - The Tale of Locker 22

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/3/1993

In the 1970s, a young girl named Candy Warren was forced to work on her Chemistry assignment after school. However, neither she nor her teacher noticed that the gas line of her Bunsen burner was frayed. This caused an accident, claiming Candy's life. Years later, a young girl gets Candy's locker and soon finds herself haunted by Candy's ghost.

Directors: David Winning
Writer: Chloe Brown
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The Tale of the Silent Servant
star
8.11
87 votes

#17 - The Tale of the Silent Servant

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/12/1994

Two kids on a farm find a scarecrow with a magic spell, and they use it. The scarecrow does whatever they order it to. At first it's great, their new servant puts up an entire fence that they were supposed to build. But they find that it has it's drawbacks when they order it to make a baseball dugout and it tears apart the new fence for wood. Things get serious when one of them accidentally orders it to kill.

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The Tale of Bigfoot Ridge
star
8.04
47 votes

#18 - The Tale of Bigfoot Ridge

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/15/1999

Danielle stumbles upon a strange mystery when she travels to Bigfoot Ridge in search of her missing friend, Gina.

Directors: Lorette LeBlanc
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The Tale of Many Faces
star
7.93
45 votes

#19 - The Tale of Many Faces

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/4/2000

Emma wants to be a model, but doesn't think she's pretty enough. She meets a strange woman, Madame Visage, who thinks Emma is absolutely beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that she wants to steal her face!

Directors: Lorette LeBlanc
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The Tale of Watcher's Woods
star
7.93
99 votes

#20 - The Tale of Watcher's Woods

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/22/1994

Long ago, three girls attending camp got lost in the woods, only leaving behind their whistles. At the same exat time, a camper went crazy and started babbling about a Watcher within the woods, creating the nickname Watcher's Woods. When two present day campers get lost, they find that there's definitely something evil in the woods.

Directors: David Winning
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The Tale of Station 109.1
star
7.90
83 votes

#21 - The Tale of Station 109.1

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/4/1995

Chris is obsessed with death. His brother tries to get him to snap out of it by locking him in a hearse and turning up the radio full blast. The radio goes right to 109.1. When Chris goes to the station, DJ Roy mistakes him for a dead man, and sends him to the afterlife.

Directors: Ron Oliver
Writer: Scott Peters
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The Tale of the Crimson Clown
star
7.87
92 votes

#22 - The Tale of the Crimson Clown

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/9/1994

A young bratty boy learns a lesson when a Chucky-like clown doll comes to life and starts to terrorize him.

Directors: Ron Oliver
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The Tale of the Zombie Dice
star
7.86
76 votes

#23 - The Tale of the Zombie Dice

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/27/1999

Some kids discover that Mr. Click, the owner of the giant video arcade, has a sinister secret. If he challenges you to a game, don't play him, because if you lose you may never be seen again!

Directors: Adam Weissman
Writer: Maggie Leigh
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The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner
star
7.85
89 votes

#24 - The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/3/1994

Ethan wants to be a comic book artist, but his submissions are constantly rejected by companies. One day, he's invited to a comic shop, where he gets the only copy of the comic ""The Ghastly Grinner."" He accidentally brings the supervillain to life and it starts turning everyone into giggling mindless idiots.

Directors: Ron Oliver
Writer: Ron Oliver
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The Tale of the Phantom Cab
star
7.84
319 votes

#25 - The Tale of the Phantom Cab

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/15/1992

Two brothers, while lost in the woods, come across a mysterious cab driver and a very unusual man named Dr. Vink who won't let any of his victims go unless they solve a riddle.

Directors: Ron Oliver
Writer: Chloe Brown
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