BOO! Did I scare you? Probably not, you may not be afraid of me but Are You Afraid of The Dark? The children’s horror series originally ran for five seasons from 1990 to 1996. The cult classic is getting yet ANOTHER reboot, with filming to take place in Vancouver this June and July.
According to Nickelodeon, the new miniseries will follow new members of the Midnight Society as they continue the group’s tradition of gathering around a campfire in the woods to share scary stories. I’m sure the older generation will appreciate this as it can be seen as a ‘tradition.’
The reboot also continues the tradition of filming in Metro Vancouver. The original series was partly filmed in the Richmond area. Could it be that Nickelodeon is merely jumping on the trend of filming ’90s reboots in the region? I mean The Fox Network’s X-Files reboot was filmed here, and their 90210 reboots will begin filming in North Vancouver this summer!
In addition to Are You Afraid of the Dark?, the network plans to bring back Blue’s Clues, SpongeBob SquarePants, game show Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, as well as sketch comedy series All That, which launched the career of SNL staple Kenan Thompson.
Perhaps the decision to reanimate all these dead shows came from a zombie-themed Are You Afraid of the Dark? script? Are you scared yet? New episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark? will begin airing in October. Muhahahahahahahahahahaaaaa!
– Daniel Hoodikoff