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5 Shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark? – Nickelodeon Classics

samar2Kids who watched Nickelodeon in the 90s will remember this as the scariest show on TV!
A familiar scene sees a group of kids gathered around a campfire, sharing scary stories.
Let’s see what other 90s Nickelodeon TV shows like ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ we can find… ~ Samar N

Shows Similar To ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’

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‘Aaahh!!! Real Monsters’ (Nickelodeon, 1994 – 1997)

These cute, child monsters are in school, studying how to scare humans. But their hilarious, wacky attempts are often more adorable than frightening!


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Three little child monsters study how to be scary.



‘The Secret World of Alex Mack’ (Nickelodeon, 1994 – 1998)

For all the adolescent conspiracy theorists out there – Alex Mack reflected topical concerns over the furtive, risky aspects of scientific experimentation in the modern corporate community.

A junior high student, Alex, is accidentally contaminated by a secret chemical product of ‘The Plant’. As her sister, the science nerd, discovers, the chemical was meant to be a ‘wonder drug’, but in an astronomical dosage, it gave Alex telekinetic powers and the ability to morph into a metallic liquid.

Scientists at ‘The Plant’ continue trying to find which of the local kids has been contaminated so they can experiment on her, but Alex, her sister, and best friend outsmart them every time.


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A junior highschooler acquires special powers from a chemical contamination.



‘Kenan & Kel’ (Nickelodeon, 1996 – 2000)

Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell do their own sitcom after their success as part of the comedy sketch series, “”All That””.

Kenan is the brains behind the duo, always scheming to strike it rich, while Kel usually just wants to drink orange soda, and tends to sabotage Kenan’s big plans.

This is must be my favourite series similar to ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’.


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Comedy duo, Kenan and Kel, capitalize on their 'All That' fame. 



‘Clarissa Explains It All’ (Nickelodeon, 1991 – 1994)

Straight-talking, irreverent and full of wit, Clarissa Darling is just your average teenage girl who likes to paint her nails and order pizza.

Sat on her bed, she pauses the action to address the camera, giving us the low-down on various coming-of-age issues.


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An insightful teen adresses the camera.


If You Like ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’, You Will Like

‘All That’ (Nickelodeon, 1994 – 2005)

A comedy sketch that can be seen as the kids version of ‘Saturday Night Live’, this programme featured silly skits like ‘Everyday French With Pierre Escargot’, where Kenan Thompson would sit in a bathtub full of bubbles, wearing a rain coat, matching hat and flippers on his feet, reciting nonsensical phrases in badly-pronounced French, and then translating them into English.


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A comedy sketch and variety show for kids.


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