At the beginning of the month, I wrote about the eight scariest episodes of Nickelodeon’s horror anthology series, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, the Canadian-produced show about kids telling scary stories to each other around the campfire. It was surprisingly dark and often quite frightening, which is why it was aired during the final half-hour of SNICK, the Saturday night programming block (shout out to big orange couches!). But, like all shows, not every episode was scary, or even very good. Some of them were boring, or lacking in some department, and some were just silly. Outwardly ridiculous, even.
That doesn’t mean we didn’t enjoy the episodes as such, or were turned off by the show at large because of the lesser episodes; they’re just part of the patchwork quilt of a show many of us grew up watching. Look, not every episode of Tales from the Crypt or The Twilight Zone was great, either. We like to celebrate everything here on Nerdist, even stuff that doesn’t hold up as well, and so in the gallery below, you’ll find a list of what we have humbly deemed the seven silliest episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark? As always, your mileage will vary, so please share your favorites (or silliest) in the comments below!
How bout some scary kids movies?