The Writer of ‘IT’ Will Be Writing the Script for an ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Movie

Jason McDonald

What a hell of a career this guy has suddenly had.  “IT” writer Gary Dauberman went from writing the hit 2007 SyFy channel caliber film “Blood Monkey” to “Annabelle” to “IT.”  And now he’ll have the chance to revitalize a childhood classic.

According to Tracking Board Paramount has pegged Gary Dauberman to write the script for a new “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” movie.  For those of you too young to remember, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” was like a tween version of “Twilight Zone” that aired in the ’90s on Nickelodeon.  It was like the “Goosebumps” show, but I think it was a bit more intense.  It was a kids show, so it wasn’t the most terrifying thing in the world, but it was still pretty creepy.

The only other name attached to the project is producer Matt Kaplan who previously produced “The Darkness” and “The Lazarus Effect.”

In “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” a group of kids known as the Midnight Society would gather around a campfire late at night and tell horrifying tales.  No word if the film will be an anthology piece or if it’ll actually focus on the Midnight Society.  Stay tuned for more details.


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