List of Are You Afraid of the Dark? episodes

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
YTV (Canada) Nickelodeon (US) YTV (Canada) Nickelodeon (US)
1 13 October 31, 1990 August 15, 1992 June 19, 1991 November 14, 1992
2 13 September 25, 1991 June 19, 1993 January 22, 1992 October 2, 1993
3 13 October 28, 1992 January 8, 1994 January 20, 1993 April 16, 1994
4 13 November 17, 1993 October 1, 1994 January 19, 1994 January 21, 1995
5 13 October 7, 1995 April 20, 1996
6 13 February 27, 1999 May 15, 1999
7 13 April 2, 2000 June 11, 2000


Season 1 (1992)

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11"The Tale of the Phantom Cab"Ron OliverChloe BrownAugust 15, 1992FrankFlynn and Dr. Vink

While lost in the woods, Denny and Buzz Crocker come across a mysterious man named Flynn, who unbeknownst to them is in fact a cab driver who died years ago as a result of a crash. Flynn helps lead them to someone who he says can help them get home, a very unusual man named Dr. Vink. On the way to Dr. Vink's cottage, Flynn inquires if they're any good at solving riddles; Denny and Buzz wonder why he would ask such a thing. Once Denny and Buzz arrive at Dr. Vink's cottage, they are also asked by him how they are at solving riddles. Dr. Vink tells the boys that if they want to get home they must solve his riddles. His first riddle for the boys is an easy one, "How far can you walk into the woods?" that Buzz is able to solve quickly, with the answer being halfway. Then he presents a very tough riddle that he states nobody has been able to solve before, "What has no weight, can be seen by the naked eye, and if put in a barrel will make the barrel lighter?". Denny and Buzz now have the opportunity to solve it in order to call their parents, but Buzz is stumped. Vink informs them that they can get his help if they give him a specimen showing them somebody's hand in a glass jar.

They leave the cottage and go to where Dr. Vink says a taxi cab will pick them up in the woods. A cab shows up mysteriously and the driver turns out to be Flynn. He says he thought he would be seeing the boys again, thinking they would be the ones to solve Dr. Vink's riddle. He then shows them that it was his hand Dr. Vink took for not being able to solve the riddle in exchange for a generous tip for taking Vink to his cottage, saying he was in an accident that killed him. Denny and Buzz still have a little bit of time before the cab crashes into the tree, which has been happening for the last 40 years since Flynn died. And now they must try their hand at solving the riddle in order to save themselves from the fatal crash as well as free all of Dr. Vink's victims' spirits so they can finally be at rest.
Guest Star: Aron Tager as Dr. Vink.
Note: This was Tager's first appearance as Dr. Vink in the series.
22"The Tale of Laughing in the Dark"Ron OliverChloe BrownAugust 22, 1992Betty AnnZeebo the Clown

Zeebo the Clown, a corrupt circus performer, steals money from the circus and tries to escape from the authorities by hiding in the funhouse. However, it catches fire, presumably because of Zeebo's love for cigars, and he dies. Years later, Weegee, his little sister Kathy, and his friend Josh come across the rebuilt funhouse, called Laughing in the Dark, and Weegee asks Josh if he had ever been inside, Josh replies that he hasn't. He walks closer to the funhouse and encounters a strange man who claims he runs the place. The man wonders why Josh doesn't believe in Zeebo, saying Zeebo is waiting for whoever goes into the funhouse. He mentions "Pick the right door and you'll go free. Pick the wrong door and there he'll be". Weegee and Kathy are too scared to go inside and keep their distance, believing it is haunted by the ghost of Zeebo, based on what other kids have seen and heard inside. But Josh doesn't believe it to be true, scoffing at the possibility of a ghost clown haunting the funhouse. The strange man asks Josh if he's going to go through and Josh says that he might another time, to which the man says he'll be there, he's always there.

Weegee questions why Josh didn't go inside the funhouse if he doesn't believe in Zeebo, claiming that Josh is just as scared of going inside as he and Kathy. Weegee subsequently dares Josh to go in and he accepts, deciding to prove that he went through by finding the clown dummy, which is modeled after Zeebo, and stealing its nose. They return to Playland in order for Josh to steal the nose. The strange man appears once again as Josh is nearing the entrance and he asks once more if Josh is going to go in. Just before Josh goes inside, the strange man oddly states "It's the most fun in the park when you're laughing in the dark." He soon learns that the legend is indeed true when Zeebo comes back for revenge to regain his stolen nose.
Guest Star: Christian Tessier as Josh
33"The Tale of the Lonely Ghost"D.J. MacHaleNaomi JanzenAugust 29, 1992DavidBeth
Amanda Cameron is a bookish teenage girl who goes to stay with her aunt Dottie and her rather spoiled and stuck-up cousin, Beth, for the summer while her parents are away in Northern Canada for an archaeological dig. Beth isn't exactly friendly to Amanda and she's told that she can only hang out with Beth and her friends if she spends a night alone in the house next door, which is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a young deaf girl. Beth ends up paying the price for her cruelty when she is trapped in the mirror and it's up to Amanda to help the ghost find her mother before it's too late. When she succeeds in reuniting them, Amanda tells Beth that she will let her out of the mirror under one condition: she must treat her and her friends better.
Guest Star: Laura Bertram as Amanda
44"The Tale of the Twisted Claw"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownSeptember 12, 1992DavidMiss Clove
One night, Dougie and his friend Kevin decide to play a trick on Miss Clove, an old woman who lives in a creepy house. On Halloween night, they trick-or-treat at her house only to find that she has a special treat for them. They receive a magical twisted claw that can grant them three wishes apiece. They soon find out that the wishes come true, but at a terrifying price. The story is based on "The Monkey's Paw."
Note: This is the Halloween pilot episode.
55"The Tale of the Hungry Hounds"D.J. MacHaleAnne AppeltonSeptember 19, 1992KristenThe Deceased Aunt's Spirit
Amy is a teenager who goes to visit her relatives and her cousin, Pam. One day while lurking in the attic, Amy and Pam discover their late aunt's old horse-riding jacket in an old trunk. When Pam puts on the jacket, she becomes possessed by the spirit of their dead aunt and must feed her hungry dogs in order to rest in peace.
Guest Star: Mia Kirshner as Pam
66"The Tale of the Super Specs"Ron OliverChloe BrownSeptember 26, 1992GaryBlack-Clothed Figures
Weeds loves April Fool's Day and has planned numerous pranks for everyone that he knows. His girlfriend, Marybeth gains power to see beings from another dimension who live among humans with a pair of "Super Specs" Weeds bought from Sardo's store. Soon everywhere she looks she sees strange figures covered in black...
Guest Stars: Eugene Byrd as Weeds and Richard Dumont as Sardo.
Note: This was Dumont's first appearance as Sardo in the series.
77"The Tale of the Captured Souls"D.J. MacHaleAnne AppeltonOctober 3, 1992KikiPeter Kirlan III
Danny (short for Danielle) and her parents vacation at a house overseen by an unusual young man named Peter, who keeps mirrors all over the house and hates having his picture taken and looking into mirrors. Danny soon learns the truth behind Peter's strange behavior and seemingly eternal youth: he had been stealing everyone else's youth to keep himself young. She stops him by taking his picture and trapping him in a chamber to restore her parents back to their proper ages, sending Peter back to his true age.
88"The Tale of the Nightly Neighbors"Jacques PayetteChloe BrownOctober 10, 1992Betty AnnThe Brauns
When a new family moves in next door to Emma and her brother, the kids can't get over their strange behavior. They notice that their new neighbors seem to only come out at night and they always wear black. When several people start to get sick, they come to the conclusion that their new neighbors are vampires.
99"The Tale of the Sorcerer's Apprentice"D.J. MacHaleStephen ZollerOctober 17, 1992Betty AnnGoth and Dr. Oliver
Dean is a high school outcast who falls under the spell of an evil wizard named Goth. His friend Alix is the only one that seems to know what's going on, and it's up to her alone to not only save Dean but stop him from releasing the spirit of the evil sorcerer.
1010"The Tale of Jake and the Leprechaun"D.J. MacHaleNick WebbOctober 24, 1992EricErin
Young Jake is excited to be part of a play called "Will o' the Wisp," a story about an elf saving a boy by changing him into a leprechaun. Soon Jake notices some unusual changes, as if he's really changing into a leprechaun.
1111"The Tale of the Dark Music"Ron OliverChloe BrownOctober 31, 1992EricThe Dark & Koda
After moving with his mother and his sister Christina to a new house, Andy starts to discover some weird things in the basement that only seem to appear whenever music is played. It seems that years ago his uncle made a pact with a creature inside the cellar. While listening to the radio Andy will soon learn the secret of the dark music.
1212"The Tale of the Prom Queen"Jean-Marie ComeauChloe BrownNovember 7, 1992KristenNone
In 1956, a young girl was the victim of a hit and run accident while waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up for the prom. Years later, three kids attempt to find the truth behind the urban legend and end up getting the shock of their lives. They are given a chance to right a wrong that lead to both Judy and Ricky's deaths.
1313"The Tale of the Pinball Wizard"D.J. MacHaleLouise LamarreNovember 14, 1992GaryMr. Olson, the witch
Ross is a teenage boy who loves to play pinball at the local mall. Short on cash, he asks his friend Mr. Olson for a job in his repair shop and discovers a pinball machine in the back of the store. Mr. Olson asks Ross to watch after the store while he is at lunch and tells him specifically not to touch the pinball machine in the back. Despite Mr. Olson's warning, Ross plays the game, loses track of time, and gets locked inside the mall after closing. But what's worse is that the characters from the pinball game have entered the real world. Ross must now defeat a wicked witch, a group of zombies, and a terrifying man who wishes to be king in order to save Princess Sophie and himself.

Season 2 (1993)

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141"The Tale of the Final Wish"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownJune 19, 1993KristenThe Sandman
Jill is a 13-year-old girl who still loves unicorns, fairy tales, and "Happily Ever After", even though her peers have long since grown out of them. One night, she wishes that she could live in a fairy tale world forever. After her wish is granted, she finds that living in a fairy tale isn't as happy as she'd once imagined.
Guest Star: Bobcat Goldthwait as The Sandman
152"The Tale of the Midnight Madness"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownJune 26, 1993FrankNosferatu and Dr. Vink
A movie theater on the brink of closure due in large part to a new multiplex that recently opened in town gets a revival courtesy of Dr. Vink, who offers a rare copy of the 1922 film Nosferatu for screening -- as long as they agree to show his other films one night a week. When the arrogant manager refuses to honor his deal with Vink, strange things begin to happen.
Guest Star: Aron Tager as Dr. Vink.
Note: This was Tager's second appearance as Dr. Vink in the series.
163"The Tale of Locker 22"David WinningChloe BrownJuly 3, 1993KristenMr. Shaffner (unintentionally)
Julie, a young French immigrant who's having trouble fitting in at her new school, is followed by the ghost of a hippie girl, Candy Warren. After finding the girl's necklace in her locker, Julie is able to time travel to 1968 and witness the chemistry lab accident that took the young girl's life, and is given the opportunity to change history. With the help of her new friend Chris, who makes Candy's teacher, Mr. Shaffner, realize what could've happened if he and Julie weren't there to prevent it. Returning to the present, Chris and Julie discover that Candy is now the assistant vice principal of their school and Shaffner has since retired from teaching.
174"The Tale of the Thirteenth Floor"Michael KeuschAnne AppeltonJuly 10, 1993Betty AnnLeonid, Olga, and Raymond
Billy and his adopted sister Karen like to spend all their free time playing hockey on the empty 13th floor of their apartment building. One day, the regular elevator operator disappears and they find that the floor is now being used by a company to manufacture toys and games. However the toys that they're creating aren't exactly from this world.
185"The Tale of the Dream Machine"David WinningDarren KotaniaJuly 17, 1993Written by Kiki; told by Gary due to Kiki's laryngitisThe typewriter
Aspiring writer Sean Hackett finds an old typewriter in his house that once belonged to a writer who mysteriously vanished. He uses the typewriter to write a few short stories, but soon finds that whatever he types comes to life as it's read. Things seem harmless enough until he writes a story for English class that puts his best friend and the girl he loves in danger. Thinking quickly, Sean types up a note that reads none of the stories are real to save his best friend.
196"The Tale of the Dark Dragon"D.J. MacHaleAllison Lea BingemanJuly 24, 1993David (for Gary's birthday, borrowing Sardo)The dark dragon potion
A teenage boy buys a potion from Sardo's magic shop, hoping to improve his image since an accident that leaves him in to wear a leg brace. He soon finds himself changing into a better-looking and more confident person, but also discovers that the potion has some very bad side effects.
Guest Star: Richard Dumont as Sardo.
Note: This was Dumont's second appearance as Sardo in the series.
207"The Tale of the Frozen Ghost"Ron OliverNaomi JanzenAugust 14, 1993KristenNone
A spoiled rich kid and his babysitter head off to his aunt's house in the country, where they discover the ghost of a boy who froze to death haunting the place during the cold weather. Though the kid and his babysitter, they are able to help find the ghost's jacket.
Guest Star: Melissa Joan Hart as Daphne
218"The Tale of the Whispering Walls"D.J. MacHaleAllison Lea BingemanJuly 31, 1993Betty AnnMaster Raymond
While driving back home from a carnival, a babysitter and the two children she's looking after get lost. When their car breaks down, she goes inside a house to call for help. Trouble begins when she disappears and the kids soon find out that while they aren't the only ones in the house, they're the only ones that are alive. Their only hope in escaping comes in the form of a helpful female ghost who must right the wrongs of her former master's crimes.
229"The Tale of the Full Moon"Ron OliverRon OliverAugust 21, 1993FrankGordon the werewolf
Two young pet detectives trying to figure out why all the neighborhood cats are disappearing find a clue when looking into the backyard of a neighbor. He seems to have a rather large collection of cat collars hidden in his backyard. They begin to suspect that he's a werewolf but unfortunately no one believes them.
2310"The Tale of the Shiny Red Bicycle"David WinningCassandra SchafhausenAugust 28, 1993DavidNone
Five years ago, a boy named Ricky Hagerty drowned after he and his red bicycle fell into the river when the side railing of the bridge broke. His best friend Mike Buckley tried to save him but failed. Ever since that day, Mike has felt guilty for what happened, and often had nightmares about trying to save Ricky from his demise. Mike begins to see Ricky's ghost and the red bicycle everywhere, and soon learns that his old friend is trying to help him avoid making the same mistake twice.
2411"The Tale of the Magician's Assistant"Ron OliverCassandra SchafhausenSeptember 11, 1993GaryNazrak
Todd starts doing the one thing that he's wanted to do since his father died -- further his interest in magic. He becomes an assistant to the great magician Shandu and learns the rules of being a magician; only let the audience see what you want them to see, never touch another magician's wand unless he hands it to you, never get caught in your own reflection, and always leave the audience wanting more. But trouble ensues when Todd makes an unwise decision to take Shandu's wand and use it for himself.
2512"The Tale of the Hatching"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownSeptember 25, 1993DavidMr. and Mrs. Taylor and the lizard master
Two siblings, Jazz and Augie, are sent to boarding school while their parents are away. They immediately notice that the school is quite different and has some rather strange rules: only calm, soothing tones are allowed inside the school and the students are given something to eat for dessert called 'spunge'. Jazz and Augie soon discover the dark secret of the school. That is, the headmaster and his wife have been members of a species who have been nurturing eggs for many years, the eggs will eventually hatch and populate the world with lizard people.
Note: This is one of the first episodes to use big creature effects, which was done for the giant lizard creature.
2613"The Tale of Old Man Corcoran"Ron OliverScott PetersOctober 2, 1993KikiMarshall McClain and the other dead kids
Two siblings, Jack and Kenny, move from a tough city into a calm new neighborhood, where they befriend a group of hide 'n' seekers. The group likes to play their game in a graveyard rumored to be haunted by the ghost of the old caretaker. They soon find that it might be more than a rumor. But looks can be deceiving, when it's revealed that the old man is in fact alive and the kids are indeed dead.
Note: This is Nathaniel Moreau and Rachel Blanchard's final episode. In "The Tale of the Midnight Ride," Gary mentions that they moved away.

Season 3 (1994)

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271"The Tale of the Midnight Ride"D.J. MacHaleDarren KotaniaJanuary 8, 1994TuckerBrad and the Headless Horseman
When Ian Matthews moves to Sleepy Hollow he learns that some of the folks still believe in the old Halloween legend of Ichabod Crane and the headless horseman. He soon learns that it's not just a legend when he comes face to face with the Headless Horseman himself.
Guest Star: Arthur Holden as Ichabod Crane's Ghost
282"The Tale of Apartment 214"Scott PetersScott PetersJanuary 15, 1994KikiMadeline
After moving into a new apartment complex with her newly divorced mother, Stacy finds herself without any friends. Soon however, she befriends an older woman named Madeline that lives in a nearby apartment, and the two start to spend quite a bit of time together. But when Stacy breaks a promise to visit Madeline on one specific afternoon, Madeline is enraged and comes after Stacy. Soon after Stacy apologizes for what happened, Madeline realizes she can't prevent her from making new friends. To make it up to her, Stacy convinces her mother to move into the apartment that Madeline used to occupy.
293"The Tale of Watcher's Woods"David WinningGregory KennedyJanuary 22, 1994SamThe old hags and the watcher
Long ago, three girls attending camp got lost in the woods never to be seen or heard from again, leaving only their whistles behind. At the same exact time, a camper went crazy and started babbling about a "Watcher" lurking within the woods, creating the nickname Watcher's Woods. When Kelly and Sarah, two present-day campers, get lost in the woods, and soon discover that there's definitely something evil lurking within.
Guest Star: Jewel Staite as Kelly
304"The Tale of the Phone Police"Jean-Marie ComeauDavid PrestonJanuary 29, 1994Tucker on a phoneThe Phone Police
Two prank-phone callers, Jake and Chris, learn that the telephone is a serious matter and should not be used as a toy. A squad of vigilantes called the Phone Police bust anyone who does not follow the rules of the phone. Not only can the Phone Police put you in jail, they can erase your entire existence.
315"The Tale of the Dollmaker"David WinningDavid PrestonFebruary 5, 1994Betty AnnThe dollhouse
A young girl named Melissa goes to the countryside to spend a summer with her uncle and aunt and her best friend Susan. However, upon arriving she discovers that Susan's family has moved back to the city and that Susan is missing. Soon Melissa discovers that a mysterious dollhouse in the attic of Susan's house may be responsible for her friend's disappearance. To set things right, Melissa must go inside the dollhouse and rescue Susan.
326"The Tale of the Bookish Babysitter"Iain PattersonTeleplay By: David Preston
Story By: Cliff Bryant & Alice Elliot
February 12, 1994Betty AnnThe witch, the knight, and the king's ghost
Ricky is a young man who is obsessed with TV and video games. One night he is put under the care of a babysitter named Belinda who has a reputation for making children interested in reading. This is due to the fact that Belinda can make any book come to life. Literally.
337"The Tale of the Carved Stone"Ron OliverSusan KimFebruary 19, 1994GaryBrother Septimus
Alison Denny moves to a new town and desperately wants to fit in and find friends, but she has trouble getting them to accept her. When she buys a carved stone from Sardo's Magic Mansion she discovers that it allows her to go back to a time to when another family was living in her new home.
Guest Stars: Frank Gorshin as Brother Septimus and Richard Dumont as Sardo.
Note: This was Dumont's third appearance as Sardo in the series.
348"The Tale of the Guardian's Curse"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownFebruary 26, 1994TuckerDr. Capel-Smith
Josh and Cleo's family vacation is canceled for the millionth time when Dr. Capel-Smith stops their father on his way out of the museum and finds a mummy buried there. There's a legend of a curse for anyone who digs it up, but only Josh believes it. They help research the Ring of Eternity and the Elixir of Life, both pf which are said to be buried with the remains of Mina the Egyptian queen. But when they go to pick up some pictures and find the artifacts, they also find that the mummy seems to have come to life. Things get even more complicated when their house is ransacked by someone who wants the power for their own, later revealed to be Dr. Capel-Smith himself.
Guest Star: Danny Cooksey as Josh Dugan.
Note: James Carroll Jordan who portrays Dr. Capel-Smith is credited as James W. Carroll in this episode.
359"The Tale of the Curious Camera"Ron OliverSusan KimMarch 19, 1994Betty AnnThe gremlin in the camera
After getting his portraits back from the basketball team, Matt finds that he didn't show up in the photos. To make it up to him the photographer gives him an antique camera, which he claims has chosen has,him. Matt soon learns that anything or anyone he takes a picture of will have something bad happen to them, whether he wants it or not.
Guest Star: Eddie Kaye Thomas as Matt
3610"The Tale of the Dream Girl"David WinningDavid PrestonMarch 26, 1994SamNone

A teenager named Johnny thinks he's just met the girl of his dreams when he puts on a mysterious ring that won't come off. Trouble begins when he learns that years ago, she was killed in a car accident, and he believes she wants to lure him to an early grave. When Johnny seeks his sister Erica's help, he learns the truth of his own death from the accident, and his girlfriend was trying to help him cross over.

Note: Director M. Night Shyamalan credits this episode as his inspiration for the movie Sixth Sense.
3711"The Tale of the Quicksilver"Michael KeuschWendy BrotherlinApril 2, 1994KikiThe demon
Aaron and Doug know something is strange about their new house when things start shaking and rearranging themselves for no reason. Aaron, whose belongings at school also move, dreams he sees someone who looks just like his beautiful classmate Connie trying but failing to ward off a hideous-looking demonic creature with magic. He learns that her twin sister Laura died the year before when the candles she was lighting for a spell set the room on fire. Doug is suffering the same kind of fever Laura had before she tried to rid the house of the resident demon that nobody else believed existed. They have to figure out a way to stop it from claiming another life.
Guest Star: Tatyana Ali as The Quicksilver, Laura Turner/Connie Turner
Note: The Demon in this episode is credited as a zombie.
3812"The Tale of the Crimson Clown"Ron OliverDarren KotaniaApril 9, 1994GaryThe crimson clown
After stealing the money his older brother Mike had saved up for their mother's birthday present, a young bratty boy named Sam learns a lesson when an evil clown doll comes to life and starts terrorizing him.
Note: Gary was inspired to come up with the story after Tucker stole a poem he wrote for Sam.
3913"The Tale of the Dangerous Soup"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownApril 16, 1994FrankThe gargoyle and Dr. Vink
Dr. Vink is back and now running his own restaurant called "The Wild Boar". After staff members continually decide to just quit at the drop of a hat, two employees soon discover why. Dr. Vink makes his famous soup with a special ingredient that he gets from his employees' fear. However, the two accidentally release the creature that gathers the fear and give it the ability to prey upon anyone.
Guest Stars: Neve Campbell as Nonnie Walker and Aron Tager as Dr. Vink.
Note: This was Tager's third appearance as Dr. Vink in the series.

Season 4 (1994–95)

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401"The Tale of Cutter's Treasure (Part 1)"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownOctober 1, 1994Gary and FrankCaptain Jonas Cutter
Two brothers Rush and Max unleash the spirit of a ruthless pirate captain named Jonas Cutter after unlocking an antique treasure chest in Sardo's Magic Mansion.
Guest Stars: Charles S. Dutton as Captain Jonas Cutter, Richard Dumont as Sardo, and Aron Tager as Dr. Vink.
Note: This was both Dumont's and Tager's fourth appearance in the series
412"The Tale of Cutter's Treasure (Part 2)"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownOctober 1, 1994Gary and FrankCaptain Jonas Cutter
When Cutter kidnaps Max, it is up to his older brother Rush to save him and avenge the death of their great-grandfather, who was killed by Cutter himself. To do so, he must seek the help of Dr. Vink, whose knowledge of Cutter's past may prove to be vital for Rush to save Max.
Guest Stars: Charles S. Dutton as Captain Jonas Cutter, Richard Dumont as Sardo, and Aron Tager as Dr. Vink
Notes: This was both Dumont's and Tager's fifth appearance in the series. It was also Tager's final appearance as Dr. Vink in the series. This was the only time that Dr. Vink was an ally to the protagonist.
423"The Tale of the Renegade Virus"Ron OliverAndrew Mitchell & Gerard LewisOctober 8, 1994GaryThe virus
Simon's latest prank in a series played between him and his friend Evan goes too far when Evan is late for school, but he seems to have forgiven his friend. He even lets Simon have the first chance to try out a new virtual-reality program both have been waiting to try. But instead of experiencing fencing Simon finds himself trapped in a world where he must outwit an intelligent computer-virus. The virus has reprogrammed the system so that if Simon doesn't get out of the life-like setting where nothing works in his favor, it will take over his brain to wreak havoc outside the computer.
434"The Tale of the Quiet Librarian"David WinningSusan KimOctober 15, 1994KikiMs. MacGregor
A forgotten book forces two bitter rivals to work together to avoid the clutches of a ghost, a former librarian who insists that "silence is golden" and punishes anyone who breaks the rule by trapping their sound in a mysterious box.
445"The Tale of the Water Demons"Ron OliverScott PetersOctober 22, 1994TuckerThe victims' ghosts
Two cousins, Shawn and Dean, deliver food to an old captain who lives by the lake. After seeing treasures from an old sunken boat being displayed in his home they find out that he is being stalked by water demons (actually the drowned victims of a yacht that hit the rocks and sank in 1964, who want their jewelry back) whenever he falls asleep. When Shawn secretly steals one of the captains items he and Dean are followed by the demons. Shawn learns a valuable lesson in being responsible for his actions when his cousin is mysteriously taken underwater.
456"The Tale of the Long Ago Locket"David WinningGerald WexlerOctober 29, 1994SamThe British
While walking through the park, a love-lorn teen finds himself walking directly into a Revolutionary War battle. He meets a minuteman who beseeches his help in delivering a locket to his true love. They must avoid the enemy in the process.
Guest Star: Will Friedle as Jimmy Armstrong
467"The Tale of the Silent Servant"Jean-Marie ComeauWendy BrotherlinNovember 5, 1994Betty AnnThe scarecrow
Two cousins, Anne and Jared, bring a scarecrow to life with a magic spell and use it to do their chores on a farm. At first it seems great; their new servant puts up a fence they were supposed to spend the entire day building. But they find that it has its drawbacks when they order it to make a baseball dugout and it tears apart their new fence for wood, getting them in trouble. Things go very wrong when one of them accidentally orders it to kill.
Guest Star: Tyler Labine as Mark
478"The Tale of the Room for Rent"Will DixonLucy FalconeNovember 12, 1994SamThe pilot ghost
Jessie's grandfather wants to earn some extra money, so he decides to rent out the extra room in his house. One night Jessie sees a man enter the local psychic's house through the ceiling. When she returns home she's shocked to find that not only is the room of their house rented out but the new tenant is the ghostly man that she saw. It turns out this man is actually the ghost of a pilot who died in World War II and wants to get revenge on the man he believes killed him and stole his girlfriend: Jessie's grandfather. It is up to Jessie and her neighbor to convince him to move on.
489"The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner"Ron OliverRon OliverNovember 19, 1994Betty AnnThe Ghastly Grinner
Ethan wants to be a comic book artist, but his submissions are constantly rejected and his lazy parents don't believe he has the talent for it. One day he's invited to a comic shop where he gets the only copy of the comic "The Ghastly Grinner" a comic book featuring a Joker-esque clown villain who turns his victims into drooling giggling idiots by staring into their eyes. Things take an unexpectedly dark turn when he accidentally brings the villain to life. The only way to stop him is to help the daughter of the shop's owner finish her father's comic book by creating a hero to combat Grinner. But when Ethan finds himself in a desperate situation, it's Hooper who ends up destroying Grinner by using her big eraser to erase his face.
4910"The Tale of the Fire Ghost"Jean-Marie ComeauScott PetersDecember 10, 1994TuckerThe fire ghost
While celebrating their dad's birthday at the firehouse he works at, Jimmy and Roxanne are left alone when a call comes in. They soon find that they're not exactly the only occupants of the firehouse. There's a fire ghost who's seeking revenge.
5011"The Tale of the Unfinished Painting"David WinningLucy FalconeJanuary 7, 1995GaryMrs. Briar
Cody, who loves to draw starts spending time at an art gallery owned by the strange Mrs. Briar. He is tasked with finishing up paintings that have never been completed. But she soon finds out that once you sign your name to a painting you're trapped inside of it for life.
Guest Star: Jewel Staite as Cody
5112"The Tale of the Closet Keepers"Iain PatersonTeleplay By: David Preston
Story By: Michael Kevis
January 14, 1995KikiThe zookeepers
A deaf girl gets kidnapped by some strange men and thrown into a futuristic cell. She's later joined by a boy that she knows. It's revealed that they've been put into a human zoo on an alien planet where kids from countries all over the world are being held as the main exhibit. She and the boy must put their differences aside to thwart the zookeepers and get the children home safely.
5213"The Tale of Train Magic"D.J. MacHaleGerald WexlerJanuary 21, 1995FrankRay Lawson

Tim loves trains and everything about them, just like his father, who used to work at a train station. After an electric train is mysteriously sent to him he puts it on the track with the rest of his collection and watches it go. But at 7:13 PM, he finds himself sucked into the mysterious train, Train 713, which crashed and killed everyone onboard years ago. When Cap is trapped in the train, Tim must stop Conductor Ray and save him with Hank's help.
Guest Star: Gregory Smith as Tim

Note: This was the last appearance of Frank. In The Tale of the Dead Man's Float, Gary mentions he moved away.

Season 5 (1995–96)

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531"The Tale of the Dead Man's Float"D.J. MacHaleWill DixonOctober 7, 1995StigThe pool zombie
Zeke is good at chemistry but not at girls. When he befriends Clorice, she teaches him how to swim at the school pool. However, the pool has a secret: It was built on top of a graveyard and is haunted by the angry ghost who takes vengeance upon anyone who dares to swim in the pool.
Guest Star: Jay Baruchel as Joe.
Note: This was Baruchel's first and last appearance in the original series.
542"The Tale of the Jagged Sign"Will DixonSusan KimNovember 4, 1995KikiNone
A young girl named Claudia goes to visit her relatives at the boarding house for the elderly that they own. She's bored at first, but soon learns the legend of a ghost who haunts a special spot on a mountain in the woods. Her time spent away from home gets even more unusual when she actually sees the ghost himself. It's up to Claudia and her friend to help the ghost reunite with his love before it's too late.
553"The Tale of Station 109.1"Ron OliverScott PetersNovember 11, 1995StigNone
Chris is obsessed with death. His brother, Jamie, tries to get him to snap out of it by locking him in a hearse and turning up the radio full blast. Upon the prank's conclusion, Chris discovers a mysterious radio station due to the card tunning itself to 109.1 FM. When Chris goes to the station, a squawky-voiced disc jockey named Roy mistakes him for a dead man and puts him in line to go to the afterlife, while a disturbed man is trying to find his way "home". Jamie realizes his mistake when he learns that the disturbed man is a ghost and rushes to save Chris. When the ghosts reject Chris for being too young to die, DJ Roy faces his boss' wrath.
Guest Stars: Ryan Gosling as Jamie and Gilbert Gottfried as DJ Roy Also Jason Marsden as Edde
564"The Tale of the Mystical Mirror"Craig PryceDavid WiechorekNovember 18, 1995Betty AnnMs. Valenti
Employees from a boutique are disappearing and no one knows why. Soon after getting a job there, Cindy discovers the truth. The owner, Ms. Valenti, is really centuries-old and, with the help of a magic mirror, is using her youthful employees to stay young.
575"The Tale of the Chameleons"Iain PattersonMark D. PerryDecember 2, 1995Betty AnnThe chameleon
After Janice is bitten by a chameleon at the local pet store, it follows her and her friend Sharon home. The chameleon soon tries to take over Janice's life, following the saying among chameleons- 'Bite you once bite you twice, little water pay the price.' Seems that if a chameleon bites you twice and water touches you, you switch places with the creature. However, Janice's friend grows suspicious and it's up to her to stop it.
Guest Stars: Tia and Tamera Mowry as Janice/The Chameleon
Note: The lizards used for the chameleons are played by iguanas.
586"The Tale of Prisoner's Past"Ron OliverAlan KingsbergDecember 9, 1995TuckerNone
Scott and his step-brother Jason hate each other and can't seem to get along. After fighting on their school field trip to a famous prison, they accidentally release the spirit of One-Eyed Jack, an ex-prisoner who died many years ago, which follows them home. They finally have to learn to cooperate in order to get the ghost to rest in peace.
Guest Star: Christopher Castile as Jason
597"The Tale of C7"David WinningDavid PrestonDecember 30, 1995SamNone
A family moves into an old inn with the intentions of fixing it up and re-opening it. But when the old jukebox is pulled out and fixed, it starts to play a long-forgotten song late at night, summoning a restless spirit from the nearby lake. When his sister Lisa goes missing, it's up to Jason to save her by helping the female ghost reunite with her old love.
Note: This was the last episode to be directed by David Winning.
608"The Tale of the Manaha"Will DixonGerald WexlerJanuary 13, 1996TuckerThe Shaman
Jonah is teased by his fellow campers and counselor. While hiking in the woods, Jonah stumbles upon an enchanted cave with a mysterious statue on top of a rock. Jonah moves the statue and it summons a powerful native Shaman who warns Jonah to leave the woods or face the MANAHA, mythical creatures who feed on human flesh. Jonah refuses and the Manaha are released upon the campers. Now, the group must trust each other to escape the Shaman and his troop of Manaha.
Guest Star: Michael Greyeyes as The Shaman
Note: Manaha is a synonym for a wendigo, but closely resembles Bigfoot in this episode.
619"The Tale of the Unexpected Visitor"Jacques LabergeAlan KingsbergJanuary 20, 1996KikiThe alien kid and its mother
Using equipment belonging to Jeff's father, who's working on a special space project, two friends send some of their music into space. This attracts the attention of an alien creature who has received their message.
6210"The Tale of the Vacant Lot"Lorette LeBlancGerald WexlerJanuary 27, 1996KikiMarie
When Catherine, a young girl who feels inferior to her peers, comes across an empty lot owned by a mysterious woman named Marie, she is offered anything she wants; to Catherine's surprise, Marie doesn't seem to want anything important in return. So, the girl keeps on returning to get free items until she eventually finds out that nothing comes without a price.
6311"The Tale of a Door Unlocked"Ron OliverScott PetersFebruary 3, 1996GaryThe toy door
Justin visits Sardo's Magic Mansion and buys a miniature door from Sardo that's supposed to let him see the future. Opening it, he sees an unfamiliar girl trapped in a fire. Soon however, a new student named Ashley arrives at school who looks exactly like the mystery girl. It's up to him to save her from the future.
Note: This was Dumont's sixth and final appearance as Sardo in the original series.
6412"The Tale of the Night Shift"D.J. MacHaleChloe BrownFebruary 10, 1996SamThe walking dead and the vampire
Amanda starts volunteering during the night shift at the local hospital. However, the hospital seems to have more than just a new volunteer. Someone or something is feeding on the hospital's patients and employees, draining them of their blood and turning them into walking blood-thirsty zombies.
Guest Star: Emmanuelle Chriqui as Amanda
6513"The Tale of Badge"Iain PattersonWendy BrotherlinApril 20, 1996GaryBadge
Gwen is constantly being upstaged by her brother, even on her own birthday. Her grandmother Willy gives her a special necklace and a magical flute that holds the key to a family secret. When her brother accidentally releases an evil creature named Badge, it's up to Gwen to use her musical gift to save her family and herself.
Note: This was the last episode to use the original credit music before the series' revival 3 years later.

Season 6 (1999)

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661"The Tale of the Forever Game"Iain PattersonMark D. PerryFebruary 6, 1999TuckerNathaniel and the Burden Beast
Impatient with his younger sister Monica's inability to keep up with him and his friend Mark while biking in the woods, Peter leads them on an unfamiliar trail. The three get lost and seem to be going in circles back to an odd tree. They split up, but instead of leaving, Peter goes to examine the tree, and is transported inside. He finds himself in a room with a board game and a mysterious boy, Nathaniel. He offers to play the Forever Game with Peter, who accepts but then realizes that every move made on the board effects the woods Monica and Mark are still looking for him in, by changing the weather or causing strange things to happen. And the game's winner will not only release those in the woods but also be freed from the tree - while the loser must stay behind. In the end, Peter is able to save his sister and Mark, but also Nathaniel(now an old man) who had been trapped from the curse he was inflicted with when he continued to play the Forever Game.
Guest Star: Kyle Downes as Nathaniel
672"The Tale of the Zombie Dice"Adam WeissmanMaggie LeighFebruary 27, 1999VangeMr. Click
Tate loves to gamble and always accepts any challenge given to him, unlike Alex, who never does even when the odds are in his favor. But he may have put too much at stake when he accepts to play any game at Click's Emporium with the owner. If Tate wins, he'll get free passage for a year, but if he loses, Mr. Click will get his thumbprint. What Tate doesn't know is that losing means he will be owned by Mr. Click, who doesn't need an excuse to do something harsh to a cocky gambler who insults him, since he shrinks his victims to sell as pets.
Guest Star: Jay Baruchel as Alex.
Note: This was Baruchel's first appearance in the revived series and second appearance overall.
683"The Tale of the Virtual Pets"Iain PattersonAlice Eve CohenFebruary 20, 1999VangeThe Diggers
A computer-illiterate girl named Kate must rescue her friends from being brainwashed by cyberspace aliens called Diggers. They are disguised as Tamagotchi-style virtual pet toys that need information to live.
694"The Tale of Jake the Snake"Mark SoulardAlan KingsbergMarch 20, 1999TuckerJake "The Snake" Desmond
During ice hockey try-outs, Wiley finds a hockey stick that belonged to Jake "The Snake". The stick appears to be magical, and makes him play very well in every game he uses it. However, something strange is happening to Wiley; his skin is starting to scale and he's seeing mice as food. He learns that the stick is cursed; the more goals the user of the stick gets, the more and more they become like a snake. It's now up to Zack to stop Jake and save Wiley before it's too late.
705"The Tale of the Misfortune Cookie"Adam WeissmanMark D. PerryFebruary 13, 1999AndyThe Bad Side
Tired of his boring life and slaving away at his parents' failing Chinese restaurant, David is given his grandfather's box of magic fortune cookies. After opening one fortune cookie and misreading the fortune inside, it send him into an alternate reality where he's a rich and famous comic book artist with his own limo driver. However, he soon starts to understand the negative consequences of his wishes; his family's bond is strained. David discovers that even though his parents' restaurant is successful, they had been dealing with tragedy: his grandfather is deceased and he and his sister, Theresa, were both disowned for pursuing their own needs. Trailing his sister, David also discovers that Theresa has become an abusive, petty thief and lives with an equally petty boyfriend. While on the run from a Chinese warrior dressed in black, David realizes the true meaning of the cookie's fortune and must set things right before it's too late and he is stuck in the alternate world forever.
716"The Tale of the Gruesome Gourmets"Lorette LeBlancMichael KoegelMarch 13, 1999MeganNone
Brothers Tommy and David think their chubby, overly-cheerful new neighbors are snacking on people after several neighbors go missing. However, their behavior nearly gets them in trouble with the police, and the boys soon learn that their babysitter's boyfriend, Chuck, had been lying to them the whole time.
727"The Tale of the Hunted"Lorette LeBlancGaylen JamesMarch 27, 1999AndyThe Hunters
When a hunter's daughter named Diana goes after a legendary wolf known as "The Blaze," she wakes up from a bizarre dream in a wolf's body and must learn what life is like as a hunted animal.
738"The Tale of Vampire Town"Mark SoulardAllison Lea BingemanApril 24, 1999QuinnDreyfus the Vampire and Stanley
Adder, a self-proclaimed teenage vampire hunter, gets more than he bargained for when he convinces his parents to travel to Wisteria for a vacation, where some local townspeople think he's a vampire and start to hunt him.
Guest Star: Kyle Downes as Adder.
Note: Downes had previously appeared in the episode "The Tale of the Forever Game" as a different character. This was his last appearance in the series.
749"The Tale of the Wisdom Glass"Jacques LabergeMark D. PerryApril 3, 1999QuinnThe people in the Cyberworld
Friends Allan and Jimmy are in for a cyber shock after they steal a computer game called "The Wisdom Glass" and find themselves transported to a strange game-world where they end up on trial for the theft of the game.
7510"The Tale of the Walking Shadow"Lorrete LeBlancMatthew CopeApril 10, 1999MeganAdrian
Ross is cast in the stage presentation of Macbeth, referred to as The Scottish Play due to a popular theater taboo he finds that the theater is haunted by the actors and actresses who died before they could finish the play.
Guest Star Jay Baruchel as Ross Doyle.
Note: This was Baruchel's second appearance in the revived series and third appearance overall.
7611"The Tale of Oblivion"Jim DonovanJames MorrisApril 17, 1999TuckerKronos the Conqueror
Max buys a pencil and eraser kit that has the power to create reality and make it go away forever, which goes awry when Max erases his sister Shelley after drawing her.
Guest Star: Richard Dumont as Sardo.
Note: This was Dumont's first appearance as Sardo in the revived series and seventh appearance overall.
7712"The Tale of the Secret Admirer"Mark SoulardEric WeinerMay 8, 1999MeganTeddy
Shy Meggie is thrilled when she discovers she's got a secret admirer. But her excitement turns to fear when she realizes her secret admirer may be writing to her from beyond the grave.
7813"The Tale of Bigfoot Ridge"Lorette LeBlancRandy HollandMay 15, 1999TuckerThe Aumbra
Dani and her brother Kirk search for their sister Gina, who mysteriously skied off into an isolated area near their mountain home. They find that she's been taken hostage by a ghost who only preys on people in darkness.
Guest Star: Hayden Christensen as Kirk

Season 7 (2000)

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791"The Tale of the Silver Sight, Part 1"Mark SoulardD.J. MacHaleApril 2, 2000N/AThe evil spirit
Gary, the President of the Midnight Society from the original episodes, is back and needs the help of his brother Tucker and his friends to help track down the members of the First Midnight Society from 1937. Together, they must solve an ancient mystery and prevent an evil force from being unleashed on the world. This episode focuses on Tucker and Gary's search for 'The General' and his clue to the puzzle.
Special Guest Star: Ross Hull as Gary
Guest Star: Ryan Cooley as Waif Kid
802"The Tale of the Silver Sight, Part 2"Mark SoulardD.J. MacHaleApril 2, 2000N/AThe evil spirit
The Midnight Society splits up and goes in search of the original members who each hold a clue to the mystery. This episode focuses on Quinn's search for 'The Homecoming Queen' and Megan's search for 'The Tycoon'.
Special Guest Star: Ross Hull as Gary
Guest Star: Ryan Cooley as Waif Kid
813"The Tale of the Silver Sight, Part 3"Mark SoulardD.J. MacHaleApril 2, 2000Gary and Tucker's grandfather, GeneThe evil spirit
The Midnight Society continues to go in search of the original members who each hold a clue to the mystery. The final episode focuses on Vange and Andy's search for 'The Riddle Man'.
Special Guest Star: Ross Hull as Gary
Guest Star: Ryan Cooley as Waif Kid
824"The Tale of the Lunar Locusts"Jim DonovanMichael KoegelApril 9, 2000MeganThe unborn alien babies
Jake meets a beautiful new girl at school who wants to wear his ring. Jake thinks she's great until he begins to believe that there's something very strange about this girl. He soon learns that his ring is the harbinger of an alien invasion.
Guest Star: Figure skater Tara Lipinski as Ellen, Aaron Ashmore as Jake
835"The Tale of the Stone Maiden"Adam WeissmanMark D. PerryApril 16, 2000MeganThe maiden statue
When Julie breaks up with her boyfriend, Kevin, he ends up missing -- until Julie finds out that her boyfriend's disappearance has something to do with a statue in the park that was originally supposed to have a mate. This episode is loosely based on the Greek story of Pygmalion.
846"The Tale of Highway 13"Jim DonovanTed ElrickApril 23, 2000QuinnNone
Best friends Craig and Justin buy and renovate a 1969 muscle car (a Pontiac GTO) that belonged to two friends who died when they challenged a truck to a game of chicken on an abandoned highway.
857"The Tale of the Reanimator"Adam WeissmanKenny DavisApril 30, 2000QuinnReanimated zombie
Julie works for a plant store owner who creates a new formula that resurrects dead plants, but when the elixir is poured into the ground, she soon finds out that the formula is strong enough to bring a dead human back to life.
868"The Tale of the Time Trap"Jim DonovanJim MorrisMay 7, 2000TuckerBelle the genie
Jason buys an ancient Persian victory box from Sardo's Magic Shop which houses a loud, tastelessly dressed genie who grants Jason's every wish with dire consequences.
Guest Stars: Jay Baruchel as Jason and Richard Dumont as Sardo
Notes: This was Baruchel's third appearance in the revived series and fourth (and final) appearance overall. This was also Dumont's second appearance as Sardo in the revived series and eighth (and final) appearance overall.
879"The Tale of the Photo Finish"Mark SoulardAlan KingsbergMay 14, 2000AndyJasper Davis
Prep school students Chandler and Alex try out for a position with The Lions Society, and the friendship is strained when Chandler is chosen over Alex. Things get worse when Chandler's initiation calls for him to go inside an abandoned fraternity house said to be haunted by a boy who uses a camera to trap the snooty students who wronged him years ago. It's up to Alex to help save his friend from the same fate.
8810"The Tale of the Last Dance"Jim DonovanMark D. PerryMay 21, 2000AndyNone
Tara plays the violin beautifully but her boyfriend doesn't care much for it. But someone else does. Someone who lives in the school and may not be human... This episode is based on The Phantom of the Opera.
8911"The Tale of the Laser Maze"Mark SoulardPeggy SarlinMay 28, 2000TuckerDrake
Ashley and Kara are athletic twin sisters who are always in competition with each other. They find the ultimate game to test each other: a unique kind of laser tag in which the winners get cloned and sent to other planets to compete. Ashley and Kara must learn to work together if they stand any chance of escaping from Drake.
9012"The Tale of Many Faces"Lorette LeBlancAlan KingsbergJune 4, 2000VangeMadame Visage
A struggling teenage model named Emma finds employment with a stage actress who uses a magic book to steal the faces of her young workers, forcing them to be faceless slaves.
9113"The Tale of the Night Nurse"Mark SoulardMichael KoegelJune 11, 2000VangeNone
Nicki and AJ move into their grandparents' house, where they see ghostly images of a girl who died the day after her birthday at the hands of her live-in nurse -- and now the nurse is after Nicki, who finds herself back in time to the day and must help rectify a mistake that lead to the girl's wrongful death. As Emily, Nicki discovers her medical bracelet that she accidentally dropped and shows it to her live-in nurse, which helps avert her untimely death and allows Nicki to return home to the present.
Note: This is the series finale for the revived series.


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