Are You Afraid of the Dark? Quiz


By: Bambi Turner

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Every '90s kid knows that the spookiest place to be on Saturday nights was a big orange couch. Saturday Night Nickelodeon -- aka SNICK -- wrapped up each week with the truly terrifying tales of the Midnight Society, which were guaranteed to leave kids up all night! Take our quiz to see how much you remember about the most memorable characters, monsters and moments of "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

Which of these storytellers was not part of the show when it premiered?

The original Midnight Society consisted of Gary, Betty Ann, Kiki, Frank, Kristen, David and Eric. Quinn joined the show later.


Who was the only Midnight Society member to take part in both the original series and its 1999 revival?

Gary's younger brother Tucker -- played by Daniel DeSanto -- was the only spooky storyteller to take part in both incarnations of the series.


Who was the founder of the club?

Ross Hull played Gary, who founded the modern version of the Midnight Society and was also the grandson of the original founder.


What was the name of the magic shop owner who appeared on several episodes?

That creepy magic shop was run by Sardo -- no "mister," accent on the do. Sardo typically appeared in Gary's stories, where he sold haunted objects to unsuspecting kids.


Who was the recurring mad scientist-type character?

Dr. Vink appeared in many of Frank's stories, often in the role of a mad scientist. Like Sardo, he was constantly telling others how to pronounce his name -- Vink with a va-va-va!


How many seasons did the show run in total?

"Are You Afraid of the Dark?" spent seven seasons scaring kids. The show premiered in 1990 and ran until 1996, then came back from 1999 to 2000, for a total of 91 episodes.


What is the answer to the riddle posed by the Phantom Cab's driver?

In the very first episode, Denny and Buzz must answer a riddle to escape a taxi driven by a dead man. Luckily, they are able to determine that it's a hole that has no weight, can be seen by the naked eye and makes a barrel lighter when it's added.


What is the name of the clown on "Laughing in the Dark?"

When Josh steals the nose of Zeebo the clown, the terrifying clown leaves the funhouse and comes after Josh to reclaim what's rightfully his.


Where does Beth become trapped in "The Tale of the Lonely Ghost?"

After spending much of the episode bullying her cousin Amanda, Beth becomes trapped in a mirror, leaving Amanda to save her.


Who gives Kevin and Dougie the twisted claw in Season 1?

Kevin and Dougie get more than they bargained for when Miss Clove gives them a twisted claw on Halloween -- a parody of the classic "Monkey's Paw" story.


Not every episode had a happy ending.

It may have been a show for kids, but the characters didn't always live happily ever after. In "The Tale of the Pinball Wizard" for instance, Ross is doomed to live inside of a pinball machine forever after playing on the job.


What scary movie does Dr. Vink want to play in "The Tale of the Midnight Madness?"

Vink hatches an evil plan that involves playing the 1922 horror classic "Nosferatu" at a local theater. When this brings real vampires into the world of the living, the theater manager tries to stop him, but Vink simply buys the theater so he can show scary movies every night of the week.


What kills Candy Warren in "The Tale of Locker 22?"

Back in the '60s, student Candy Warren was killed in a chemistry explosion. When new girl Julie is assigned to locker No. 22, she has the chance to go back in time and prevent the explosion to save Candy.


What is the name of the magician in "The Tale of the Magician's Assistant?"

Shandu is a magician who casts spells using the incantation "Shandu can do!" When his assistant Todd steals Shandu's wand to help his mom, he ends up releasing an evil spirit.


Where is "The Tale of the Hatching" set?

Jazz and Augie get way more than they bargained for when they are sent to boarding school and learn that the directors of the school are actually breeding an ancient race of lizard-like monsters.


What is Dr. Vink's secret ingredient in "The Tale of the Dangerous Soup?"

Dr. Vink is back. As owner of a restaurant called The Wild Mushroom, he is crafting a special soup made from the fear of his employees.


What does Rush find in the treasure chest in "The Tale of Cutter's Treasure?"

Rush opens an old chest at Sardo's Magic Mansion and finds a spyglass inside. He takes the spyglass home only to unleash the wrath of long-dead pirate Jonas Cutter.


Who saves the day after Captain Cutter kidnaps Rush's brother Max?

Even a villain can do a good deed once in a while. It's mad scientist Dr. Vink -- who's now running a barbershop -- who saves the day when a pirate ghost kidnaps Max.


Who is the servant in "The Tale of the Silent Servant?"

Anne and Jared find a scarecrow in the wall of an old barn. The scarecrow is handy at first, helping the kids with chores, but soon starts to resent his role as a servant.


Who is the Ghastly Grinner?

In "The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner," Ethan brings an evil comic book character to life and must help his friend complete another comic to create a hero to defeat the Grinner.


Who was One-Eyed Jack?

On a visit to an old prison, Scott and Jason release the spirit of escaped prisoner One-Eyed Jack. With the help of the ghost, they learn that Jack never actually escaped the prison and has been stuck in a ventilation shaft for 50 years.


What do Lisa and Jason use to reunite a pair of old ghosts in "The Tale of C7?"

When their family moves into an old inn with the intention of fixing the place up, Lisa and Jason discover that the old jukebox at the inn is the secret to reuniting a pair of long-dead lovers.


Where is the Shaman trapped in "The Tale of the Manaha?"

When a group of boys go camping in the woods, they are pursued by spooky creatures known as Manaha. After freeing the spirit of a Shaman from a cave, the Shaman tries to sacrifice the boys to the creatures.


Which member of the Midnight Society was part of the ghost story in "The Tale of the Silver Sight?"

Gary moves from storyteller to main character in "The Tale of the Silver Sight," when he must reunite the original 1937 members of the Midnight Society in order to defeat powerful black magic.


Which of these actors appeared in "The Tale of Station 109.1?"

Ryan Gosling was almost a permanent cast member on the show, but turned down the role so he could join the Mickey Mouse Club. Later, he appeared on one episode, "The Tale of Station 109.1."


What number was on the door at the end of "The Tale of the Nightshift?"

"The Tale of the Nightshift" was the 65th episode of the show and was supposed to be the series finale. The number 65 appeared on the hospital door at the end, and the campfire was left burning to signify the end of the series.


What does the ghost write on the wall in "The Tale of the Lonely Ghost?"

The young ghost in "The Tale of the Lonely Ghost" writes "Help Me" all over the walls -- but backwards, so it can be read through a mirror. At the end of the story, Amanda helps reunite the ghost with her mother, Nanny.


How much time did the members of the Midnight Society spend filming each year?

The scary story fans in the Midnight Society needed only 2 to 3 weeks to film all of their scenes each year.


What was that magic dust thrown on the fire in each episode?

Production chose non-dairy creamer to serve as the midnight dust on the show. As the cast tossed a handful of creamer on the fire, the flames would ignite and produce a spooky flume of white smoke.


The title for the show came from a Dr. Seuss book?

Believe it or not, it was Dr. Seuss who inspired the title of the show. Creator D.J. McHale chose the title based on a Seuss story called "What Was I Scared Of?" that he enjoyed as a child.


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