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

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)
 8.2
 13K
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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, anthology, exciting, bleak, mind bending
Audience: horror for children, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: campfire story, supernatural, mischievous children, paranormal, storytelling, youth, mystery, danger, riddles and clues, ghost, in the woods, escapades, alien encounter, fear, surrealism, teenage life, halloween, family, heroes, secret, family life, mysterious character, teenager, forest, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 90s

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 exciting films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, supernatural power, paranormal phenomena, escapades, mystery and imaginary mostly in Fantasy, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Goosebumps (1995), R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010), Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween (2018), Deadtime Stories (2012), Eerie, Indiana (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Goosebumps (1995)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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: anthology, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Audience: horror for children, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: child in peril, supernatural, youth, scare, fright, paranormal phenomena, surrealism, swamp, monster, human becomes animal, escapades, ghost ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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100%
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 23 min.
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: anthology, serious, suspenseful, exciting, scary
Audience: kids, horror for children, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, fear, danger, escapades, evil force, monster, mischievous children, imaginary, youth, supernatural power, child in peril, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sequel to "Goosebumps".
Style: exciting, scary, semi serious, bleak
Audience: horror for children, pre-teens
Plot: halloween, paranormal, supernatural, eyeglasses, ventriloquist dummy, kidnapped, mischievous children, child in peril, adaptation, mystery, storytelling, abandoned house ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Deadtime Stories (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A baby-sitter tells a different 'Deadtime Story' to the kids she is babysitting. The stories are scary and chilling.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: horror for children, family outing, kids
Plot: supernatural, imaginary, adventure, escapades, ghost, family, supernatural power, children, storyteller, paranormal, teenager, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Eerie, Indiana (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, scary
Audience: horror for children
Plot: investigation, small town, danger, youth, prodigy, paranormal activity, disorder, family, misfit, adventure, twins, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 3K
So Weird (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: paranormal phenomena, parents and children, bus, teenage life, eccentric family, desire, alternate reality, supernatural, star, musical tour, family relations, evil force ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, scary, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, supernatural ability, ufo, uncover truth, buried truth, danger, mystery, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, conspiracy, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 766K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, monster, friendship, super powers, telekinesis, parallel world, missing person, experiment, parents and children, missing child, small town, supernatural power ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Tales from the Darkside (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: anthology, scary, atmospheric, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, nightmare comes true, paranormal activity, nobody believes, mysterious character, imaginary, the underworld, freak, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Storm of the Century (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 257 min.
Story: A very powerful blizzard hits the fictional small town of Little Tall Island off the coast of Maine. All access off the island is blocked, and no one is able to leave the island until the storm is over. While trying to deal with the storm, tragedy ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, intense, exciting ...
Plot: village, storm, island, suicide, murder, blizzard, supernatural, secret, stranger, demon, jail, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 112K
It (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
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, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: asthma, giant spider, clown, friendship, supernatural, small town, childhood, good versus evil, villain, investigation, childhood trauma, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, year 1960 ...
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Nightmare Room (2001)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Anthology series centered on teens facing supernatural threats, many based on the books by R.L. Stine.
Style: anthology, captivating
Audience: horror for children, kids
Plot: supernatural, child in peril, paranormal, paranormal phenomena, good versus evil, courage, surrealism, scare, fear, morality, fright, supernatural power
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, adventure, investigation, trapped, supernatural ability, danger, mystery, deadly, supernatural power, surrealism, totalitarianism, superior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Poltergeist: The Legacy is a Canadian horror television series which ran from 1996 to 1999. The series tells the story of the members of a secret society known as the Legacy and their efforts to protect humankind from occult dangers. Despite bearing ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: occult, paranormal activity, escapades, supernatural, deadly creature, mysterious character, supernatural ability, danger, curses spells and rituals, afterlife, good versus evil, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 801
Night Visions (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, scary, anthology ...
Plot: supernatural power, mystery, danger, human nature, figment, paranormal phenomena, cautionary tale, morality
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 817
FreakyLinks (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, mind bending, suspenseful, scary
Plot: investigation, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, uncover truth, mystery, riddles and clues, paranormal investigation, danger, paranormal activity, mysterious death, videotaping, group of friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: fictional reality, uncover truth, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, danger, supernatural ability, mystery, ghost, belief, figment, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, anthology, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, mystery, supernatural ability, nightmare comes true, human nature, mysterious character, investigation, buried truth, nobody believes, imaginary, abduction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 8.4
 378K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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, good versus evil, supernatural ability, supernatural power, ghost, demon, angel, god or devil, vampire, deadly creature, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 237
The Immortal (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, scary ...
Plot: good versus evil, demon, supernatural, heroes, vengeance, danger, deadly, superhuman powers, crimes, escapades, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 3K
Curon (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Story: When their mother mysteriously vanishes shortly after they all arrive in her hometown, teen twins discover secrets behind the village’s tranquil facade.
Style: light, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, dark ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: disappearance, fear, supernatural, dark secret, teenager, legends and myths, flooding, village, evil force, riddles and clues, missing mother, mysterious past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 46K
Warehouse 13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After saving the life of the President, two secret service agents - Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer - find themselves assigned to the top secret Warehouse 13. The Warehouse is a massive, top secret facility that houses dangerous and fantastical ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, humorous, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artifact, supernatural, legends and myths, secret agents, riddles and clues, partners, ancient mystery, danger, undercover, secret service, curses spells and rituals, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 1K
Animorphs (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 24 min.
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, semi serious, exciting, scary
Plot: human becoming an animal, transformation, save the world, space and aliens, battles, rivalry, partners, benign alien, danger, unlikely partners, supernatural power, alien ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 38K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, homosexual, supernatural, paranormal investigation, heroic mission, investigation, adventure, heroes, team, alien encounter, save the world, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: europe, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 378 min.
Story: A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.
Style: scary, anthology, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: mysterious place, supernatural, mysterious character, evil force, deadly, danger, wrong place wrong time, nightmare, alternate reality, woman in danger, objects come to life, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Night Stalker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Carl Kolchak and his partner Perri investigate the mysterious death of Kolchak's wife and the paranormal phenomena plaguing their city.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, stalking, murder investigation, danger, journalism, heroes, media, law enforcement, legends and myths, investigation, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 2K
Ghostwriter (1992)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ghostwriter is an American television program created by Liz Nealon and produced by the Children's Television Workshop and BBC One. It began airing on PBS on October 4, 1992, and the final episode aired on February 13, 1995. The series revolves ...
Style: educational, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, reading, buddies, mystery, adventure, uncover truth, riddles and clues, friends, ethnic, partners, family, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 2K
Nowhere Boys (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Four teenage boys get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that they are in an alternate world identical to theirs except for one startling difference - they were never born.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, young heroes, adventure, supernatural ability, youth, supernatural, lost, friendship, chosen one, teenage boy, escapades, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Outer Limits (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Outer Limits is an anthology series of distinct story episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end. Unlike the original incarnation of the series, which was a pure anthology with each episode completely unrelated to the others, the revival ...
Style: anthology, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, space travel, supernatural, alien, alien encounter, androids and robots, time travel, imaginary, heroes, danger, anti heroes, benign alien ...
Time: near future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Unnatural History (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Teenager Henry Griffin acquired many skills through years of travelling the world with his anthropologist parents. Sent to live with his uncle and cousin in Washington DC, and with the help of his cousin Jasper and friend Maggie, he must now use ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: high school, artifact, mystery, adventure, friendship, teenage life, danger, escapades, teenage hero, supernatural, anthropologist, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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