In case you have been a baby of the 90s, now could be a magical time to be alive. Hollywood is seeking to attraction to a millennial era that has grown up and now has spending energy. To do that they’re tapping in to the potent energy of nostalgia. For these of a sure age, there was no higher time or age extra golden than Nickelodeon within the 90s, and the studios know this. Rocko’s Modern Life is making a comeback and everybody’s favourite soccer head is returning to reply that sequence greatest thriller in Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie which premieres this very month. It seems to be like this pattern will proceed as we now know that an Are You Afraid of the Darkish? film is within the works.
Certainly the Midnight Society is returning for extra tales across the campfire and this time they’re going to be doing it on the massive display screen. The Tracking Board stories that none apart from Gary Dauberman will deal with scripting duties on the movie. Gary Dauberman wrote Annabelle: Creation however he additionally labored on the script for this yr’s smash hit It and will likely be engaged on It: Chapter Two as properly. Paramount’s new division Paramount Gamers will produce Are You Afraid of the Darkish?, which doesn’t but have a launch date or any plot particulars.
Are You Afraid of the Darkish? was a staple of Nickelodeon’s SNICK lineup all through the 90s. The SNICK exhibits ran later at evening on Saturdays and have been geared in direction of barely older youngsters than Nickelodeon’s commonplace fare. The present, which amassed seven seasons and 91 episodes, ran on and off from 1990-2000. Within the present, a bunch of teenagers, melodramatically self-titled the Midnight Society, would meet within the woods each week to inform one another scary tales. These tales would range in scariness and sometimes cope with the supernatural.
Horror goes by way of a little bit of a renaissance over the previous yr or two, receiving each critical acclaim and industrial success. Gary Dauberman is an impressed alternative for this movie because it might want to strike a fragile stability between being scary, however not too scary whether it is to take care of the tone of the unique sequence. Stranger Things turned a phenomenon by way of the ability of nostalgia, properly that and telling a narrative that had scary moments but in addition delivered on the relationships between the characters. It, whereas not terrifying, struck an analogous stability and delivered a stable coming of age story. Are You Afraid of the Darkish? will hopefully do the identical by being a enjoyable and barely scary story that evokes what it feels prefer to be a young person.
I am very desirous about what type this film will take, if it tells one lengthy story or is extra of an anthology. Fortunately, that campfire has not been put out for the final time. Now, if solely The Adventures of Pete and Pete may make a comeback…