Submitted for the Approval of the Midnight Society: The 10 Most Terrifying Villains from Are You Afraid of the Dark

Are You Afraid of the Dark was one of my favorite television shows growing up. No mater how scared I got I watched every single episode, my favorite being The Tale of the Lonely Ghost. With Halloween just around the corner I decided to focus today’s gallery on some of the creepiest villains from this beloved show.

I have to admit while searching for pictures and reading storylines from the show I had forgotten how scary some of the episodes were. It’s hard to believe it was a show for kids.  Did you watch Are You Afraid of the Dark? What was your favorite episode?

  • Kelley Boyd

    The crimson clown is by far the scariest episode. I’m still afraid of Zeebo all these years later.

    • Deanne Kondrat

      I was going to say the Crimson Clown episode as well! I can’t watch the whole episode, even as an adult!

  • Colleen Sweeney

    I was just watching the Ghastly Grinner the other day online. Zeebo is definitely scary, but Stephen Kings ‘IT’ took care of the fear of clowns before I saw this episode.

  • Lauren Jackson

    “Dead Man’s Float” will forever be the scariest episode. I refuse to this day to rewatch it. Too horrifying.

  • Shaina Herman

    totally digging the low budg costumes, I was petrified of them at probably too old of an age.

  • Britt Bulens

    AHH! When I saw this I immediately remembered the one episode that scarred me for weeks. At first I didn’t think you had it but it’s the lady from the very last picture! Apartment 214!!! She was terrible!

  • Lindsey Aylward

    I still say “I’m…. cold…” to my sister to freak her out. Best episode ever.

  • Esther Den Edel

    I used to love that show! The Tale of the Hatching and The Tale of The Reanimator.. those were great!

  • Emily Parker

    What about “The Vacant Lot?” That one is one of my faves!

  • Jessica Horton

    To be honest, I was FAR too young to watch all this stuff, but seeing that photo of the ghastly grinner up the top has freaked me out all over again – I used to believe that it was in the closet at my grandmother’s and she’d have to sit with me until I went to sleep because I was so scared!

  • Tara Borman

    omg the “i’m cold” kid gave me nightmares forever!

  • Sheila O’Loughlin

    Dead Man’s Float! Terrifying!

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