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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.
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, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, mind bending
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, storytelling, campfire story, riddles and clues, supernatural, paranormal, mystery, in the woods, alien encounter, danger, youth, ghost, escapades, horror for children, fear, surrealism, anthology, teenage life, mysterious character, family life, heroes, halloween, family, secret, scare ...
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 atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, mystery, imaginary, escapades, paranormal and investigation mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Goosebumps (1995), R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010), Tales from the Darkside (1983), The Twilight Zone (2002), Supernatural (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Goosebumps (1995)
Genre: Comedy, 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: serious, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: anthology, supernatural, youth, family, deadly creature, werewolf, cult, danger, escapades, ghost, survival, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010)
Genre: 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: anthology, supernatural, fear, danger, family, youth, mischievous children, kids in trouble, escapades, imaginary, disorder, objects come to life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: dark humor, semi serious, twists and turns, scary, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, anthology, danger, mysterious character, supernatural ability, imaginary, nightmare comes true, nobody believes, freak, paranormal activity, the underworld, monster
Time: 20th century, 80s
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: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary, tense ...
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural ability, paranormal investigation, ufo, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, escapades, supernatural, danger, deadly, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, anthology, danger, deadly, adventure, supernatural ability, investigation, mystery, totalitarianism, superior, nazism, german ...
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Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, good versus evil, monster, ghost, death, curses spells and rituals, vampire, obsessive quest, danger, characters in danger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, arizona
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Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sequel to "Goosebumps".
Style: exciting, semi serious, bleak, scary
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: horror for children, halloween, mischievous children, child in peril, adaptation, mystery, storytelling, supernatural, paranormal
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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, humorous, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artifact, ancient mystery, secret agents, legends and myths, supernatural, riddles and clues, danger, partners, paranormal activity, imaginary, undercover, secret place ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
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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: serious, clever, gloomy, mind bending, offbeat ...
Plot: uncover truth, supernatural, mystery, ghost, supernatural ability, destiny, danger, escapades, imaginary, figment, fictional reality, belief ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenage life, youth, small town, danger, massacre, high school, psychopath, murder, obsession, mystery, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 98K
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, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: small town, supernatural, clown, giant spider, murder, nerd, suicide, villain, library, flashback, bicycle, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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 54K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, legends and myths, supernatural, time travel, mystery, good versus evil, witchcraft, investigation, curses spells and rituals, danger, escapades, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 14K
Bitten (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Elena Micheals thought she left the world of supernatural behind when she left Stonehaven behind 'for good this time' she thought. Until the night she got the mysterious call from her pack leader asking her to come back. So now she is ...
Style: tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, secret identity, danger, self defense, double life, rivalry, mystery, blood, dishonesty, imaginary, bodies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, alien encounter, anthology, time travel, space travel, supernatural, anti heroes, aliens, benign alien, man versus machine, deadly creature, save the world ...
Place: canada
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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, scary, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, riddles and clues, mysterious death, paranormal phenomena, paranormal investigation, twins, computers and web, danger, videotaping ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ghostwriter (1992)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
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: suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, mystery, amateur detective, adventure, mysterious character, riddles and clues, family, imaginary, partners, supernatural, buddies, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 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, scary, exciting
Plot: benign alien, evil alien, teenager, supernatural, young heroes, save the world, danger, partners, space and aliens, unlikely partners, battles, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 681
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: anthology, human nature, danger, mystery, figment, supernatural power, paranormal phenomena
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, scary
Plot: small town, investigation, youth, adventure, disorder, teenager, suburbs, amateur detective, prodigy, family, twins, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Kingdom Hospital (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, hospital, mystery, psychic power, supernatural, hit and run, civil war, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, danger, losing-it hero, mysterious character ...
Place: maine
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23%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Horror
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, anthology, mystery, imaginary, mysterious character, supernatural ability, investigation, human nature, society, contamination, nightmare comes true, abduction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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23%
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Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, special agents, investigation, fbi, paranormal activity, danger, top secret, research, scientist, crimes, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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23%
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The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, time travel, airport, airplane, survival, deadly creature, apocalypse, airplane trip, mystery, danger, deadly ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: boston, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, fbi, investigation, ufo, special agents, paranormal activity, paranormal investigation, space and aliens, mysterious place, top secret, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Outer Limits (1963)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The Outer Limits is an American television series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1965. The series is often compared to The Twilight Zone, but with a greater emphasis on science fiction stories. The Outer Limits is an anthology of self-contained ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, psychotronic, philosophical
Plot: science, supernatural, androids and robots, benign alien, supernatural ability, save the world, mystery, alien encounter, future dystopia, space travel, space wars, time travel ...
Time: future
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22%
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.
Audience: kids
Plot: horror for children, child in peril, paranormal, supernatural, anthology, scare, fear, good versus evil, surrealism, courage
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
666 Park Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, obsession, god or devil, wish come true, neighbor, paranormal activity, nightmare, fear, mysterious character, apartment building, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 369K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, danger, witch, paranormal activity, seance, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation, death, exorcism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
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21%
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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: supernatural, adventure, ghost, zombie, escapades, family, imaginary, storytelling, teenage boy, teenager, teenage girl, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: anthology, mysterious character, woman in danger, danger, supernatural, deadly, honeymoon, wrong place wrong time, objects come to life, newlyweds, mysterious place, treasure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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