The Best Episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2018

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

The Tale of the Many Faces

#1 - The Tale of the Many Faces

Season 7 - Episode 12

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!

star 8.78
9 votes
Writers: Alan Kingsberg
The Tale of the Silver Sight (1)

#2 - The Tale of the Silver Sight (1)

Season 7 - Episode 1

Gary, the President of the Midnight Society from the original episodes is back and needs the help of his brother Tucker and his friends to help track down the members of the FIRST Midnight Society from way back in 1937 and help solve an ancient mystery and prevent an evil force from being unleashed on the world. Part one focuses on Tucker and Gary's search for 'The General' and his clue to the puzzle.

star 8.45
22 votes
Directors: Mark Soulard
Writers: D.J. MacHale
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The Tale of the Dead Man's Float

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

Season 5 - Episode 1

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.

star 8.41
29 votes
Directors: D.J. MacHale
Writers: Will Dixon
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The Tale of the Fire Ghost

#4 - The Tale of the Fire Ghost

Season 4 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.22
9 votes
Writers: Scott Peters
The Tale of Highway 13

#5 - The Tale of Highway 13

Season 7 - Episode 6

Craig and Justin are best friends who buy an old car and fix it up. It's a cool looking muscle car, but it's got a mysterious history and it takes them on a wild ride that they may never return from.

star 8.21
19 votes
Directors: Jim Donovan
Writers: Ted Elrick
The Tale of the Closet Keepers

#6 - The Tale of the Closet Keepers

Season 4 - Episode 11

A girl gets kidnapped by some strange men and thrown in a futuristic cell. She's later joined by a boy that she knows, and it seems that they've been put into a human zoo on an alien planet. Kids from countries all over the world have been captured and are looking to escape.

star 8.17
12 votes
Writers: David Preston
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The Tale of the Water Demons

#7 - The Tale of the Water Demons

Season 4 - Episode 5

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.

star 8.13
15 votes
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The Tale of the Dream Girl

#8 - The Tale of the Dream Girl

Season 3 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.12
25 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: David Preston
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The Tale of the Hunted

#9 - The Tale of the Hunted

Season 6 - Episode 7

While out hunting one magical night, Diana crosses paths with a legendary wolf and ends up realising what it's really like to be ""The Hunted"".

star 8.08
12 votes
Writers: Gaylen James
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The Tale of Watcher's Woods

#10 - The Tale of Watcher's Woods

Season 3 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.07
28 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: Gregory Kennedy
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The Tale of Cutter's Treasure (2)

#11 - The Tale of Cutter's Treasure (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2

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.

star 8.06
18 votes
Directors: D.J. MacHale
Writers: Chloe Brown
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The Tale of the Vacant Lot

#12 - The Tale of the Vacant Lot

Season 5 - Episode 10

A young girl, who feels inferior to her peers, encounters a strange woman in an empty lot who seems to have everything she'd ever want. The woman doesn't seem to want anything important in return. But when the young girl starts losing her looks, she finds that what she's given up is more important to her than she thought.

star 8.00
14 votes
Writers: Gerald Wexler
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The Tale of Oblivion

#13 - The Tale of Oblivion

Season 6 - Episode 10

On the way to school, Max and Shelly visit Sardo's Magic Mansion to get some art supplies. Sardo talks Max into buying a pencil box containing a pencil and eraser. At school Max uses his new art supplies. He has trouble drawing the fruits on display as a model for the class, so he erases one of the fruits in his picture. After he erases it, it disappears in real life as well. After testing this out a few more times, Max finds that he does have the power to erase things into obvlivion. But when he erases his twin sister Shelley, without thinking, he's forced to erase himself into oblivion to find her.

star 8.00
10 votes
Directors: Jim Donovan
Writers: James Morris
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The Tale of Station 109.1

#14 - The Tale of Station 109.1

Season 5 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.00
13 votes
Directors: Ron Oliver
Writers: Scott Peters
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The Tale of the Pinball Wizard

#15 - The Tale of the Pinball Wizard

Season 1 - Episode 13

Ross, a mischievous kid, goes to the mall where his old habits sometimes get the best of him.

star 7.98
44 votes
Directors: D.J. MacHale
Writers: Louise Lamarre, Tom Rack
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The Tale of the Night Shift

#16 - The Tale of the Night Shift

Season 5 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.95
20 votes
Directors: D.J. MacHale
Writers: Chloe Brown
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The Tale of the Jagged Sign

#17 - The Tale of the Jagged Sign

Season 5 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.94
16 votes
Directors: Will Dixon
Writers: Susan Kim
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The Tale of Vampire Town

#18 - The Tale of Vampire Town

Season 6 - Episode 11

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.

star 7.92
12 votes
Directors: Mark Soulard
Writers: Alison Lea Bingeman
The Tale of the Forever Game

#19 - The Tale of the Forever Game

Season 6 - Episode 1

When Peter gets fed up with his tag-along sister Monica, he speeds up on ahead of her and his friend during their bike ride. They become seperated and Peter finds himself trapped in a place where he's forced to play a mysterious game, and his friend and sister are trapped in the woods until the game is finished. If Peter wins this game, he'll be free to leave. But if he loses, he'll be trapped there forever.

star 7.81
21 votes
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The Tale of the Unfinished Painting

#20 - The Tale of the Unfinished Painting

Season 4 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.77
13 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: Lucy Falcone
The Tale of Laughing in the Dark

#21 - The Tale of Laughing in the Dark

Season 1 - Episode 2

A kid named Josh decides to prove that a fun house isn't haunted by stealing the nose of the clown who is supposed to haunt the place. He learns that the story isn't fiction when Zeebo pays him a little visit.

star 7.77
159 votes
Directors: Ron Oliver
Writers: Chloe Brown
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The Tale of the Super Specs

#22 - The Tale of the Super Specs

Season 1 - Episode 6

Weeds, a prankster, buys his friend Marybeth a pair of super spec glasses as part of an April's Fool Day where once she places on the glasses, strange figures appear and can't be explained.

star 7.76
67 votes
Directors: Ron Oliver
Writers: Chloe Brown
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The Tale of Locker 22

#23 - The Tale of Locker 22

Season 2 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.76
41 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: Chloe Brown
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The Tale of the Zombie Dice

#24 - The Tale of the Zombie Dice

Season 6 - Episode 4

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!

star 7.75
12 votes
Directors: Adam Weissman
Writers: Maggie Leigh
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The Tale of the Last Dance

#25 - The Tale of the Last Dance

Season 7 - Episode 10

Tara plays the violin beautifully. So beautifully, that someone has fallen in love with her. But this person lives in underground caves and isn't a normal human being. He wants Tara to be his, and his alone, and will stop at nothing to have her.

star 7.75
12 votes
Directors: Jim Donovan
Writers: Mark David Perry