This post is part of Mashable’s You’re Old Week. Break through the haze of nostalgia with us and see what holds up, what disappoints, and what got better with time.
It was the show whose very name was a dare — a trial of courage, testing your mettle to stay up past bedtime, hang with the older kids, and listen to terrifying tales without squealing. Were we afraid of the dark? You bet your ass we were.
But that never stopped us from watching.
In retrospect, Are You Afraid of the Dark? was Twilight Zone for millennial kids: an anthology series that, through a twist ending, made you question the very fabric of your reality in awed horror. And that’s exactly why the collection of ghost stories has had such a lasting impact. It explored the fears of a young psyche like no other show. Read more…
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