This is not a drill. An ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ mini reunion took place! The show’s first, thanks to ET Canada, took place to celebrate 25 years since ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ first started traumatizing children of the 90s. Ross Hull (Gary), was joined by former co-stars Daniel DeSanto (Tucker) and Elisha Cuthbert (Megan) to talk about the show that made nightmares a Nickelodeon staple.
Where were you the first time you were traumatized by an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? The show that made us scared of clowns that had no nose and rickety boats floating in the shadows? The show that made damn sure I stayed away from pools, libraries, hospitals, comic books, graveyards, doll houses, and just about any other object or place? It also made me incredibly wary of a guy with a questionable hairdo named Sardo (accent on the ‘do!).
Once the trauma and fear subsides, what you probably remember most is Gary, the leader of the Midnight Society. Ross Hull began playing the memorable role over 20 years ago. Now a successful meteorologist in Canada, Ross is returning briefly to his Nickelodeon roots. It all started with “Slimed: An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age“, featuring interviews and thoughts from over 200 of the creative forces that helped shape a network.
Ross Hull recently filmed a documentary to explore why Are You Afraid of the Dark? left such an impression on fans. We had the opportunity to chat with Ross about his documentary, his experiences leading up to the Slimed! launch event in New York City, and what else the fans can expect from him in the future.
Read on for our exclusive interview with Ross Hull below:
Let’s file this as one of the coolest things you will see this week. Remember Are You Afraid of the Dark? AKA that Nickelodeon show that terrified us kids growing up in the 90s? The show that made us scared of clowns that had no nose and rickety boats floating in the shadows? The show that made damn sure I stayed away from pools, libraries, hospitals, comic books, graveyards, doll houses, and just about any other object or place? It also made me incredibly wary of a guy with a questionable hairdo named Sardo (accent on the ‘do!).
Most importantly of all, do you remember Gary? Played by Ross Hull, he was the bespectacled leader of the Midnight Society who was, dare I say it, responsible for all those creepy meetings in the woods. Well, he’s a hot weather man in Canada now! No, no, that’s not the news.
He’s filming a documentary based on his experiences with Are You Afraid of the Dark! Following an appearance at the Slimed! Nickelodeon event in New York City (I was totally there and it was awesome!), Ross has released the official trailer giving fans a glimpse at what’s to come. I’m so excited!
Submitted for the approval..of the Midnight Societ…watch the Are You Afraid of the Dark? trailer below!
Just in time for Halloween! Are You Afraid of the Dark and one of the biggest cult classics to ever come out of 90’s Nickelodeon is returning to TV! TeenNick just announced plans to add Are You Afraid of the Dark to their 90’s Are All That lineup starting next week! The lineup has moved to 10 pm but so far no word on which show will be replaced. Maybe we’ll get lucky with a Halloween marathon? Fingers crossed! What episode scared you the most?
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