Nickelodeon’s beloved ’90s series Are You Afraid of the Dark? created generations of horror fans, thanks to countless memorable episodes that still terrify us to this day. Any time we play pinball or think about who really lives on the thirteenth floor, we get freaked out. And we still worry about getting trapped in mirrors. Our two-decade-old obsessions with the Midnight Society is why we’re so excited for Nick’s upcoming reboot of the series, even if we’re still not crazy about the idea of watching the show alone. Fortunately, we won’t have to, because the network is hosting the show’s world premiere at this year’s Beyond Fest before they let us hear from the cast and crew itself.
Nickelodeon has announced it will debut the first two hour-long episodes of the three-part limited series “on the big screen” at this year’s Beyond Fest, on Monday, October 7 at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater. It is an “all-ages, family-friendly event” designed for fans both old and new. It’s also free for those with a ticket obtained via RSVP, which you can get now at EventBrite. However, “seating is subject to availability on a first-come, first-serve basis,” so if you plan on attending, you might want to get there early for the 7:30 pm start.
After the screening there will be a panel with stars Lyliana Wray, Sam Ashe Arnold, Miya Cech, and Jeremy Ray Taylor, as well as ACE Entertainment production’s Spencer Berman, writer Ben David Grabinski, and director Dean Israelite. The panel will then be followed by a 35mm screening of The Gate, “a film specially selected based on its shared sensibilities with the limited series.”
“Are You Afraid of the Dark? will follow members of an entirely new Midnight Society, who tell a terrifying tale of the Carnival of Doom and its evil ringmaster Mr. Tophat, only to witness the shocking story come frightfully to life.”
We’re hopeful this new entry will meet the approval we have for the original series, but no matter what, at least we won’t have to try watching it alone.
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