Are You Afraid of the Dark?

10 Best Episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Each season of this horror anthology series follows a different group of kids, members of the Midnight Society, as they discover terrifying curses and creatures.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 06, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S3E1

#13 - The Tale of Room 13 (Season 3 - Episode 1)

After checking into a hotel on a resort island, four best friends get more than they bargained for and encounter genuine terror locked away in one of the rooms.

The episode was rated 6.77 from 31 votes.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S3E2

#12 - The Tale of the Teen Spirit (Season 3 - Episode 2)


As the kids try to enjoy summer vacation, they are pulled back into the mystery of the island's ghosts, ultimately leading them to a terrifying and shocking revelation.

The episode was rated 7.00 from 20 votes.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S3E3

#11 - The Tale of the Looking Glass (Season 3 - Episode 3)

After unleashing an evil ghost from the mirror, the kids face a night of terrors in the haunted hotel, where they must uncover the truth.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 27 votes.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S3E4

#10 - The Tale of the Other Side (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Caught in a battle between the living and the dead, a shattered Midnight Society must harness the power of friendship to piece itself together and restore peace to Ghost Island.

The episode was rated 7.18 from 28 votes.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S2E2

#9 - The Tale of the Night Frights (Season 2 - Episode 2)

As the Midnight Society digs deeper into the mystery, they discover themselves haunted by an evil entity known as the Shadowman.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 67 votes.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S2E5

#8 - The Tale of the Midnight Magic (Season 2 - Episode 5)


With dark forces growing stronger and the curse claiming another victim, a shattered Midnight Society prepares to fight back against the Shadowman.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 53 votes.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S2E3

#7 - The Tale of the Phantom Light (Season 2 - Episode 3)

The Midnight Society seeks help from an unlikely source - the ghost of someone who may know how the curse was created a generation earlier.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 63 votes.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S1E3

#6 - Part Three: Destroy All Tophats (Season 1 - Episode 3)


With her friends’ lives at stake, Rachel decides to take charge and end Mr. Tophat’s reign of terror. Will this story have a happy ending... or is the Midnight Society doomed?

The episode was rated 7.34 from 114 votes.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S1E2

#5 - Part Two: Opening Night (Season 1 - Episode 2)

When a friend’s disappearance seems to be linked to Rachel’s story, the Midnight Society decides to attend the Carnival of Doom. Is it the same carnival from her nightmares? And if so... how could that be possible?

The episode was rated 7.37 from 133 votes.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S2E1

#4 - The Tale of the Haunted Woods (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Five kids investigate the disappearance of their friend, the leader of The Midnight Society whose fate may be tied to a mysterious curse that haunts their seaside town.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 82 votes.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S2E4

#3 - The Tale of the Danse Macabre (Season 2 - Episode 4)

On the eve of the school dance, the Midnight Society wrestles with the possibility that evil still lurks among them and the nightmare is far from over.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 60 votes.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S1E1

#2 - Part One: Submitted for Approval (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Tormented by a series of scary nightmares, the new girl in school feels isolated and out of place until a mysterious group invites her to join their ranks. All she has to do is tell a truly terrifying story.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 170 votes.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - S2E6

#1 - The Tale of the Darkhouse (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Luke gets help from the beyond to uncover more supernatural secrets, and devises a bold plan to finally end the curse of the shadows.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 59 votes.

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