The BEST Episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 14, 2020
A group of kids (the Midnight Society) get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.
#1 - The Tale of the Dead Man's Float
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.
#2 - The Tale of the Secret Admirer
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired May 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.
#3 - The Tale of the Night Shift
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 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.
#4 - The Tale of the Dream Girl
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 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.
#5 - The Tale of the Midnight Ride
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.
#6 - The Tale of Vampire Town
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 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.
#7 - The Tale of the Renegade Virus
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 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.
#8 - The Tale of the Bookish Babysitter
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.
#9 - The Tale of the Guardian's Curse
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 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.
#10 - The Tale of the Quicksilver
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 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.
#11 - The Tale of the Long Ago Locket
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 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.
#12 - The Tale of the Nightly Neighbors
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 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.
#13 - The Tale of the Midnight Madness
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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!
#14 - The Tale of the Fire Ghost
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 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.
#15 - The Tale of the Water Demons
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.
#16 - The Tale of Bigfoot Ridge
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired May 15, 1999
Danielle stumbles upon a strange mystery when she travels to Bigfoot Ridge in search of her missing friend, Gina.
#17 - The Tale of Locker 22
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 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.
#18 - The Tale of the Silent Servant
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.
#19 - The Tale of Many Faces
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 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!
#20 - The Tale of Watcher's Woods
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.
#21 - The Tale of the Unfinished Painting
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 7, 1995
A girl who loves to draw starts spending time at an art gallery, finishing up paintings that have never been completed. But she soon finds out that once you sign your name to a painting, you're trapped inside of it for life.
#22 - The Tale of Cutter's Treasure (2)
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 8, 1994
After opening a treasure chest, Rush Keegan unleashes the ghost of Jonas Cutter, an evil pirate. Captain Cutter kidnaps Rush's little brother, and he must use his instincts to finish what his ancestors started and get his brother back. Both Dr. Vink and Sardo team up with Rush to help him battle the phantom pirate.
#23 - The Tale of Station 109.1
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.
#24 - The Tale of the Jagged Sign
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 9, 1996
A young girl, Claudia, goes to visit her relatives at the boarding house for the elderly that they own. She's bored at first but soon learns the legend of a ghost who haunts a special spot of a mountain in the woods. Her time spent away from home gets even more unusual when she actually sees the ghost himself.
#25 - The Tale of Prisoner's Past
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 2, 1995
Scott and his step-brother hate each other and can't seem to get along. After fighting on their school field trip to a famous prison, they accidentally release One-Eyed Jack, an ex-prisoner's ghost, and he follows them home. They finally have to learn to cooperate in order to get the ghost to rest in peace.