Gary Dauberman exits Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie
In an interview with Slash Film, IT co-writer Gary Dauberman (IT: Chapter 2, The Nun) revealed that he is no longer attached as writer and producer for Paramount Pictures‘ upcoming film adaptation of Are You Afraid of the Dark?, based on Nickelodeon’s iconic 90s horror series.
“No, that actually hasn’t shot yet,” Dauberman said. “That’s one of those things I’m no longer a part of. I just had a different vision to make it and thought it best to part ways. It’s unfortunate but as you said, that’s sometimes how it goes.”
Last year, it was previously reported that Disturbia director D.J. Caruso was in talks to helm the film. However, now it’s unclear whether Caruso is still attached to the project. Are You Afraid of the Dark feature was originally supposed to be released on October 4 but was pulled from the studio’s release schedule.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? is based on the Canadian horror anthology series that ran on Nickelodeon from 1992-1996. The series featured a group of teenagers who called themselves “The Midnight Society” who would gather around a campfire at the beginning of each episode to tell a scary story ranging from abandoned houses to vampires and killer clowns to witches.
Both series featured a group of teenagers who called themselves “The Midnight Society.” The group would gather around a campfire at the beginning of each episode and one of the teens would say, “Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story [name of episode].” Then they’d toss “midnight dust” on the campfire. The audience would then see the story unfold. The stories were all scary, from abandoned houses to vampires to witches.