It has now become the highest grossing horror movie ever, which naturally means practically everyone involved has become very in-demand. Writer of the film, Gary Dauberman, is one of the first to cash in, as he’s been hired to pen the script for the film adaptation of the classic Nickelodeon horror show, Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
Dauberman has been hired to adapt the 90s show for the big screen by Paramount Players, which is a division of Paramount Pictures that specialises in making features out of Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central properties.
During its original run, the show was an anthology series focusing on a group of teens, who dubbed themselves the Midnight Society, who would tell each other spooky stories revolving around ghosts, monsters and aliens while around a campfire. It originally lasted from 1990-1996, before a brief revival between 1990-2000. In total, seven seasons and 91 episodes of the show aired.
Dauberman said about his involvement in the project: “The show is about the shared experience of telling stories — especially scary ones. We’re going to celebrate that with this movie and honour the darker, scarier tone of the show, which was really groundbreaking for Nickelodeon at the time. I hope the Midnight Society approve”.
Dauberman also wrote Annabelle: Creation alongside It this year, and both films combined to make over a billion dollars worldwide. So naturally studios, and fans of those films, should be licking their lips at the possibilities of Are You Afraid Of The Dark? It’s another nostalgic cash-in, for sure, but if it turns out to be really good, who’s complaining?