Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story… [throws powder onto the fire] Was I the only one who wanted to be a member of the Midnight Society?

Produced by Nickelodeon, Are You Afraid Of The Dark was about a group of kids (the Midnight Society) who get together in the woods and tell ghost stories around a camp fire.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?  was aired from August 15, 1992 to April 20, 1996.

The actual story, rather than the telling, was displayed to the television viewer. The story was shown between the group’s arrival at the site and their departure.

Each storyteller would begin their story by saying “Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story…” at which point they would toss out a handful of regular sugar (which the characters referred to as ‘midnight dust’) from a leather pouch into a campfire to heighten the flames and produce an eerie white smoke.

The storyteller would continue by announcing its title (The Tale of…)

The themes of the stories usually revolves around a variety of paranormal phenomena such as ghosts, goblins, magic, dragons, haunted houses, magical curses, aliens, witches, vampires and the like coming into contact with average youths.

This show got me interested in the supernatural and horror genre. Although quite tame compared to teen slasher films I still can’t help myself opening a tube of Pringles and sitting down to watch a AYFOTD marathon.

Thanks Nickelodeon!

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: