Are You Afraid of the Dark?

The WORST episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Every episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 5/11/2022Network: Nickelodeon
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The Tale of the Laser Maze
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4.98
46 votes

#1 - The Tale of the Laser Maze

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/28/2000

Ashley and Kara are athletic twin sisters who are always in competition with each other. They find the ultimate game to test each other. It's a unique kind of laser tag. What they don't know is that by playing the game, they're being prepared for a much scarier competition. One that isn't played on earth.

Directors: Mark Soulard
The Tale of the Virtual Pets
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5.66
83 votes

#2 - The Tale of the Virtual Pets

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/20/1999

Isabel and Kate discover that Diggers, the newest and coolest Virtual Pets around, have a mind of their own, and playing with them can be very dangerous.

Directors: IAIN PATERSON
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The Tale of the Closet Keepers
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5.79
82 votes

#3 - The Tale of the Closet Keepers

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/7/1995

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.

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The Tale of the Hatching
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5.87
94 votes

#4 - The Tale of the Hatching

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/25/1993

Two siblings, Jazz and Augie, are sent to boarding school while their parents are away. They immediately notice that the school is quite different and has some rather strange rules. For example, only calm, soothing tones are allowed inside the school and the students are only given the option to eat something called 'sponge' for meals daily. Jazz and Augie soon learn why the owners are so strange and have these odd rules in place.

Directors: D.J. MacHale
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The Tale of the Lunar Locusts
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6.07
54 votes

#5 - The Tale of the Lunar Locusts

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/9/2000

Jake meets a beautiful new girl at school who wants to wear his ring. Jake thinks she's great, until he starts to see that there's something very strange about this girl. She's not from his neighborhood and she's not from his town. In fact, she's not from his planet.

Directors: Jim Donovan
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The Tale of the Phone Police
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6.27
96 votes

#6 - The Tale of the Phone Police

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/29/1994

Two boys learn that the telephone is a serious matter and should not be used as a toy when a group of vigilantes called the Phone Police bust anyone who does not follow the rules of the phone. And the Phone Police can do more than just put you in jail. They can erase your entire existance.

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The Tale of the Forever Game
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6.29
59 votes

#7 - The Tale of the Forever Game

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/6/1999

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.

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The Tale of the Silver Sight (2)
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6.48
54 votes

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

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/2/2000

The Midnight Society split up and go in search of the original members who each hold a clue to the mystery. Part two focuses on Quinn's search for 'The Homecoming Queen' and Megan's search for 'The Tycoon'.

Directors: Mark Soulard
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The Tale of the Dark Dragon
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6.53
66 votes

#9 - The Tale of the Dark Dragon

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/24/1993

A teenager buys a potion from Sardo's magic shop hoping to make himself cooler, since he was in a accident that caused him to have to wear a brace on his leg. He soon finds himself changing, but also discovers that the potion has some very bad side effects.

Directors: D.J. MacHale
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The Tale of the Time Trap
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6.53
47 votes

#10 - The Tale of the Time Trap

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/7/2000

Jason buys an ancient lamp from Sardo at his Magic Mansion. Yes indeed, it holds a genie who will grant his every wish. But this isn't an ordinary genie, and Jason will pay a high price for every wish he makes.

Directors: Jim Donovan
The Tale of the Stone Maiden
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6.59
49 votes

#11 - The Tale of the Stone Maiden

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/16/2000

When Julie breaks up with her boyfriend Kevin, he mysteriously disappears. It's then up to Julie to uncover a centuries old legend that led to his disappearance, and to bring him back. Trouble is, there's a mysterious statue in the park that has other plans for Kevin.

Directors: Adam Weissman
The Tale of the Gruesome Gourmets
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6.60
86 votes

#12 - The Tale of the Gruesome Gourmets

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/13/1999

Brothers Tommy and David discover some scary secrets about their new upstairs neighbors. They seem to be inviting guests over that never return. Clues within the neighbor's apartment seem to prove that they're eating their guests.

Directors: Lorette LeBlanc
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The Tale of the Night Nurse
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6.71
58 votes

#13 - The Tale of the Night Nurse

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/11/2000

Nicki and AJ are seeing the ghosts from a birthday party that happened many years ago. It's the party of a little girl who died mysteriously, and everyone blamed her Nurse. Now, the Nurse is back, and she's trying to make history repeat itself.

Directors: Mark Soulard
The Tale of the Frozen Ghost
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6.71
101 votes

#14 - The Tale of the Frozen Ghost

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/14/1993

When Daphne takes Charlie to stay with his aunts, they mention something about a ghost. Charlie's terrified when he keeps seeing a strange, glowing boy complaining that he's cold.

Directors: Ron Oliver
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The Tale of the Pinball Wizard
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6.74
118 votes

#15 - The Tale of the Pinball Wizard

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/14/1992

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

Directors: D.J. MacHale
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The Tale of the Chameleons
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6.76
88 votes

#16 - The Tale of the Chameleons

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/18/1995

After Janice is bitten by a chameleon at the local pet store, it follows her and her friend Sharon home. The chameleon soon tries to take over Janice's life, following the saying among chameleons- 'Bite you once, bite you twice, a little water, pay the price.' Seems that if a chameleon bites you twice and water touches you, you switch places with the creature.

Directors: IAIN PATERSON
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The Tale of the Room for Rent
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6.83
89 votes

#17 - The Tale of the Room for Rent

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/19/1994

Jessie's grandfarther wants to earn some extra money, so he decides to rent out the extra room in his house. One night, Jessie sees a man enter the local psychic's house through the ceiling. When she returns home, she's shocked to find that the not only is the room of their house rented out, but the new tenant is the ghostly man that she saw.

Directors: Will Dixon
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The Tale of Cutter's Treasure (1)
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6.87
85 votes

#18 - The Tale of Cutter's Treasure (1)

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/29/1994

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.

Directors: D.J. MacHale
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The Tale of the Thirteenth Floor
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6.91
109 votes

#19 - The Tale of the Thirteenth Floor

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/10/1993

Two siblings generally spend all their free time playing hockey on the 13th floor of their apartment building. However, one day the regular elevator operator disappears and they find that the floor is now being used by a company to manufacture toys and games. However, the toys that they're creating aren't exactly from this world.

Directors: Michael Keusch
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The Tale of the Vacant Lot
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6.95
80 votes

#20 - The Tale of the Vacant Lot

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/20/1996

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.

Directors: Loretta LeBlanc
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The Tale of Jake the Snake
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6.97
77 votes

#21 - The Tale of Jake the Snake

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/20/1999

During ice hockey try-outs, Wiley finds a stick that used to belong to Jake the Snake, a great player. While using the stick, Wiley seems to have a natural talent for hockey and even makes the team. Soon after, he not only gets an ego, calling himself Wiley the Snake, but starts to shed his skin and gain a strange appetite for mice... Similar to a snake.

Directors: Mark Soulard
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The Tale of the Misfortune Cookie
star
6.98
85 votes

#22 - The Tale of the Misfortune Cookie

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/13/1999

Wishing that his life was more exciting, David gets more than he bargained for when he uses an ancient set of fortune cookies. However, his new life doesn't turn out exactly as he'd expected.

Directors: Adam Weissman
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The Tale of the Photo Finish
star
7.02
50 votes

#23 - The Tale of the Photo Finish

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/14/2000

Two friends, Chandler and Alex, try to out for spots in the Lions Society, a school organization. However, the society isn't interested in Alex and only Chandler makes the cut. As part of his initiation, Chandler steals a painting from the library and ends up finding an old photo that seems to be changing. The thing is, there's someone who lives in the photo and is still taking pictures. And when he takes your picture, you may never be seen again.

Directors: Mark Soulard
The Tale of the Silver Sight (1)
star
7.05
59 votes

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

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/2/2000

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.

Directors: Mark Soulard
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The Tale of the Silver Sight (3)
star
7.06
48 votes

#25 - The Tale of the Silver Sight (3)

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/2/2000

The Midnight Society continue to go in search of the original members who each hold a clue to the mystery. Part three focuses on Vange and Andy's search for 'The Riddle Man'.

Directors: Mark Soulard
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