Movies and TV shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark? 1990

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a joint Canadian-American horror/fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was a joint production between the Canadian company Cinar and the American company Nickelodeon. The show was filmed in Richmond, British Columbia and in Montreal, Quebec including their suburbs. The episode "The Tale of the Twisted Claw" was aired as a pilot on the evening of October 31, 1991 in the USA and in October 1990 in Canada. Are You Afraid of the Dark? was aired from August 15, 1992 to April 20, 1996 on Nickelodeon's SNICK. The series also aired on the Canadian television network YTV from October 30, 1990 until June 11, 2000. A revived series with new directors, writers, and cast was produced by Nickelodeon from 1999 to 2000 and also aired on SNICK. The sole member from the original lineup to return for the sixth and seventh seasons was Tucker, although Ross Hull returned for the concluding miniseries, which notably broke from the show's established format by blurring the line between story and "reality".
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, bleak, mind bending, anthology
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: campfire story, supernatural, mischievous children, surrealism, ghost, forest, paranormal, youth, mystery, riddles and clues, escapades, alien encounter, fear, paranormal phenomena, good versus evil, supernatural power, halloween, teenage life, family, heroes, secret, family life, mysterious character, teenager, african american ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Are You Afraid of the Dark?

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and anthology films and TV series with plots about supernatural, supernatural power, danger, paranormal phenomena, paranormal, escapades and mystery mostly in Thriller, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Goosebumps (1995), So Weird (1999), R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010), Eerie, Indiana (1991), Deadtime Stories (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Goosebumps (1995)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Goosebumps is a Canadian-American children's horror anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children's series in the 1990s.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, anthology
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, fright, child in peril, youth, ghost, surrealism, survival, deadly creature, heroes, monster, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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So Weird (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: So Weird is an American television series that aired on the Disney Channel as a midseason replacement from January 18, 1999 to September 28, 2001. The series was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia. In season one and season two, the series centered ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark fantasy, offbeat, odd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: paranormal phenomena, surrealism, supernatural power, alternate reality, desire, investigation, adventure, youth, coming of age, ghost, supernatural, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa
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R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010)
Genre: Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour is a Canadian/American original anthology horror-fantasy series, with episodes each half an hour long. The series is based on The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Movie, and the books The Haunting Hour ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, scary, anthology
Audience: kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, fear, escapades, youth, mischievous children, evil force, monster, supernatural power, child in peril, good versus evil, family, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Eerie, Indiana (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Eerie, Indiana is an American television series that originally aired on NBC from 1991 to 1992. The series was created by José Rivera and Karl Schaefer, with Joe Dante serving as creative consultant. A total of nineteen episodes were produced. The ...
Style: scary, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: horror for children
Plot: investigation, small town, disorder, paranormal activity, suburbs, suburban life, twins, prodigy, family, youth, adventure, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
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Deadtime Stories (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A baby-sitter tells a different 'Deadtime Story' to the kids she is babysitting. The stories are scary and chilling.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Audience: family outing, kids, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, escapades, adventure, family, ghost, zombie, supernatural power, children, paranormal phenomena, child protagonist, child's point of view, nanny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: This three-part, self-contained limited series is about the newest member of the Midnight Society, her first scary tale, and what happens to the group when the terrifying events of her story start to actually happen in their small town.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: horror for children
Plot: carnival, fantasy becomes reality, rescue, deal with the devil, eccentricity, group of friends, mind control, initiation, small town, new student, girl, brother sister relationship ...
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Creepshow (2019)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A young boy's horror comic book comes to life in this anthology series of terrifying tales.
Style: bleak, entertaining, semi serious, captivating, scary ...
Plot: monster, supernatural horror, killings, nightmare comes true, fantasy becomes reality, transformation, ghost, halloween, paranormal, paranormal phenomena, supernatural, mysticism ...
Time: 2010s
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The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, adventure, supernatural, investigation, surrealism, supernatural ability, supernatural power, mystery, paranormal phenomena, totalitarianism, german, superior ...
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PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal is a Canadian science fiction drama television series which was filmed in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and aired 88 episodes over four seasons from 1996 to 2000. The presence of Dan Aykroyd opening ...
Style: tense, serious, mind bending, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, ufo, supernatural ability, hidden truth, uncover truth, mystery, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, escapades, investigation, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 20th century, turn of the century
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Tales from the Darkside (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tales from the Darkside is an anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it was released in 1984. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, Tales From The Crypt, and Lee Martin's The Midnight ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, twists and turns, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, nightmare comes true, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, nobody believes, mysterious character, dark humor, freak, the underworld, monster, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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100%
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It (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends to remind them of the oath they swore: if It returned again, they would ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: asthma, supernatural, giant spider, friendship, small town, childhood, clown, good versus evil, villain, investigation, childhood trauma, monster ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, year 1960, 80s
Place: maine, usa
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100%
The Nightmare Room (2001)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Anthology series centered on teens facing supernatural threats, many based on the books by R.L. Stine.
Style: captivating, mystical, tense, anthology
Audience: kids, horror for children
Plot: child in peril, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, paranormal, good versus evil, courage, surrealism, paranormal activity, vengeful ghost, mysticism, spirit, haunted house ...
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Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, supernatural ability, good versus evil, demon, ghost, supernatural power, death, vampire, angel, deadly creature, god or devil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1958, year 1978, year 1997 ...
Place: usa, arizona
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Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is an American television anthology series created by Lynn Lehmann, presented by Dick Clark Productions, and produced and aired by the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. Each episode featured five stories, all of which ...
Style: mind bending, scary, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: fictional reality, uncover truth, supernatural, ghost, figment, belief, mystery, escapades, supernatural ability, destiny, haunted house, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for syndication.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, supernatural ability, mystery, mysterious character, human nature, nightmare comes true, nobody believes, hidden truth, investigation, society, abduction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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House of Anubis (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert ...
Style: suspenseful, light, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, young heroes, school, friends, disappearance, teenage life, investigation, youth, adventure, riddles and clues, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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Night Stalker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Carl Kolchak and his partner Perri investigate the mysterious death of Kolchak's wife and the paranormal phenomena plaguing their city.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, stalking, murder investigation, legends and myths, journalism, law enforcement, media, heroes, investigation, paranormal investigation, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california
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The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: On a red eye flight from LA to Boston, 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven't changed. But ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, airplane, alternate dimension, supernatural, airport, apocalypse, obsessive quest, survival, blind character, disappearance, chaos, mystery ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: boston, usa, maine
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Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, telekinesis, super powers, supernatural power, monster, parallel universe, missing person, teenage boy, friendship, boy, parallel world, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: indiana, usa, ussr
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sequel to "Goosebumps".
Style: scary, semi serious, bleak, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: halloween, witch, giant spider, magical power, monster, transformation, abandoned house, kidnapped, magic, supernatural, paranormal, christmas ...
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Night Visions (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Night Visions is an hour-long, American television horror anthology series, with each episode comprising two half-hour stories dealing with themes of the supernatural or simply the dark side of human nature. Henry Rollins was the uncredited host of ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: paranormal phenomena, mystery, supernatural power, human nature, figment, secret, paranormal, paranormal activity, mysticism, puzzle, cautionary tale, morality ...
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FreakyLinks (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FreakyLinks is an American television show that combined elements of horror, mystery, and comedy. It aired on the Fox Network from October 2000 until June 2001, for a total run of 13 episodes. The feel of the show closely modeled that of The X-Files ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary
Plot: investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, riddles and clues, paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, mysterious death, videotaping, group of friends, ghost, supernatural power ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa
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22%
Demons (The Last Van Helsing) (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Luke Rutherford is your average teenager - until his dead father's best friend, Rupert Galvin turns up to reveal his secret destiny: he's the great-grandson of Abraham Van Helsing, the infamous vampire hunter. Luke is set to inherit the ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, escapades, destiny, heroes, teenage life, vampire, battles, team, love, rescue, library ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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21%
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Residue (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: The government cover-up of the causes behind a massive explosion in a futuristic UK metropolis spur photo journalist Jennifer Preston on to search for the truth and in the process blow open a paranormal phenomenon haunting the city.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, tense, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: mystery, victim, crimes, paranormal phenomena, mission, deadly creature, killings, journalism, escapades, paranormal, curses spells and rituals, loss ...
Time: future
Place: england
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20%
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The Immortal (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Immortal is a Canadian television series which aired from October 2000 to June 2001 and had 22 episodes.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: good versus evil, demon, heroes, supernatural, vengeance, rivalry, escapades, crimes, superhuman powers, curses spells and rituals, immortality, love interest ...
Time: 16th century
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Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 480 min.
TV show
Story: A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.
Style: scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful, anthology
Plot: mysterious place, nightmare, supernatural, mysterious character, evil force, wrong place wrong time, loss of son, honeymoon, newlyweds, treasure, objects come to life, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
666 Park Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside 666 Park Avenue, New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: god or devil, supernatural, wish come true, fear, nightmare, desire, obsession, good versus evil, neighbor, temptation, dream come true, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Animorphs (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Animorphs is a 26-episode television adaptation made by Nickelodeon of the Scholastic book series of the same name. The series was broadcast from September 1998 to March 2000 in the United States and Canada, and in May 2013, reruns began airing on ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, semi serious
Plot: human becoming an animal, transformation, save the world, space and aliens, battles, partners, rivalry, unlikely partners, benign alien, evil alien, alien, supernatural power ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
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Afterlife (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: University lecturer Robert Bridge becomes involved in a series of supernatural events surrounding medium Alison Mundy.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: psychic, afterlife, psychic power, supernatural, ghost, supernatural power, paranormal activity, mysterious character, unlikely partners, supernatural ability, nobody believes, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranormal phenomena, investigation, death, small town, murder, crimes, supernatural power, violence, lawyer, interracial adoption, mysticism, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
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19%