Parent reviews for Are You Afraid of the Dark?

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Common Sense says

age 11+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 13 reviews

age 12+

Goosebumps R.L. Stine Haunting Hour Scary

Loved scary, yet not overly scary. If your kid can handle Goosebumps movies, Haunting Hour movies or series. Then I can say with confidence this is a great scary alternative to your kids watching or peeking on your scary movies that are clearly not for kids. This is great for Kids to watch who love Netflix's Stranger Things. It is scary and yet fun unless you or your kid are scared of scary circus themes. However season two is different and might be less circus themed. Also lastly it is much tamer then Stories to Tell in the Dark the movie which is much scarier and for teens to adults who loved the books has kids. Great friendship message.

This title has:

Great messages
age 11+

let me tell you the story of mr top hat and the carnival of DOOM!

it a nice thing to watch on Halloween it scary though and out of all the parts part 2 the scariest in my opinion some of the scenes could be too scary or gross for little kids with the gross parts though they cut them out on tv but not on free websites many kids go missing and there a creepy carnival with a even more creepier man who no one seems to remember the next day but it explains why in part 3 if your watching it with children it would probably be better to watch it in the day time rather than at night
age 7+
age 14+

Really scary

This is to scary My children were crying for hour’s.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 11+

Ultra Violent

This series is a series that some children may find scary. Kids should watch this with their parents so that they are not scared. Part 1: In this series, a girl named Rachel is a new girl to a school. When a mystery group sends some notes in Rachel's locker to let the group decide if Rachel can join the group, Rachel answers honest answers and then she has to go out of the house at midnight, meet the group, then go back home. Rachel has to make a truly scary story as the final step. She has 24 hours. After 24 hours, she tells a story about a little girl and an evil man named "Mr. Tophat" who runs the carnival. The carnival was called "The Carnival of Doom". At the end of the story, two girls go missing, everyone forgets about the carnival except the little girl. When she discovers everyone forgot about the carnival, she looks in the place the carnival was. The carnival was nowhere to be found. The two girls were never found. After the story, Rachel gets to join the group. Back in school, Rachel discovers that her friend, Adam, goes missing. Then she discovers a carnival, named "The Carnival of Doom" comes in town! Part 2: When The Midnight Society discovers a carnival named "The Carnival of Doom" comes to town, Rachel has a chance of being kicked out of the group for a scary story coming to life. After this, The Midnight Society needs to find out if it's the same carnival in Rachel's Story. And it was. The same thing. The Midnight Society needs to find Adam. When they keep seeing Adam, they go right where they see Adam. In the carnival, there is actually a "Tunnel of Love". In the Tunnel of Love, Rachel and Gavin see the gold coin they were looking for. When Rachel was trying to grab it, a skeleton comes out of nowhere and tries to grab Rachel out of the boat. After that night of the Carnival of Doom, Gavin was taken by Mr. Tophat. Everyone, except Rachel forgets about the whole experience! Just like Rachel's story. You know what happens next, and then Rachel decides to figure out how to END Mr. Tophat! Part 3: The Carnival of Doom stops in Idaho, Rachel's old town. Rachel tells The Midnight Society about the Carnival of Doom, because they even forgot about Rachel's story, too. A police officer, aka Akiko's brother, Hideo drives The Midnight Society to Idaho, but not all the way because Hideo needed to use the bathroom. In the bathroom, Hideo hears a strange whisper, then looks for where it is coming from. When Hideo was going back to where he was using the bathroom, he sees over 1000 scorpions in the toilets and the sink. When Hideo tries to escape, he couldn't open the door. Hideo was taken by Mr. Tophat. When Akkiko looks for Hideo, in the bathroom, the door shuts when Akkiko didn't even shut it. She hears a whisper calling her name then she looks into the mirror, and sees the mirrors looking strange. She sees Mr. Tophat behind her in the mirror, she looks behind her, then doesn't see Mr. Tophat. When she looks back in the mirror, she sees Hideo and Mr. Tophat behind him in the mirror. She runs out of the bathroom. Yes, she was able to get out of there. Akkiko was angry at Rachel and threatened Rachel to be kicked out of the group. The group wonders how they are going to get the the carnival, then Louise mentions that Graham has a learner's permit. Graham is forced to drive all the way to the carnival. But Graham was driving slow because he didn't completely learn to drive yet. When he does finally arrive, the group looks at the Carnival of Doom. They meet Mr. Tophat's old friend, Bartholomew, and helps defeat Mr. Tophat. When Rachel does defeat Mr. Tophat, everyone's lives are finally normal, and everyone gone missing returned.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence