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The 50 Most Terrifying "Are You Afraid Of The Dark" Characters

Ranked in order by creepiness. I'm still scared of 1/2 of these.

50. The Evil Typerwriter

Episode: "The Tale Of The Dream Machine"

Why it was scary: The typewriter made everything you typed on it come true. This is the only object on the list. No one uses typewriters anymore, so this one isn't as scary. That's why it's #50.

49. Sardo

Episode: Too many.

Why he was so scary: Sardo wasn't actually very scary, he was more of a little bitch. He always started drama.

48. The Sandman

Episode: "The Tale Of The Sandman"

Why he was so scary: The Sandman was played by Bobcat Goldthwait. His voice is basically made of nightmares.

47. Roy

Episode: "The Tale of Station 109.1"

Why he was scary: Gilbert Gotfried's voice is also made of nightmares.

46. Donna Maitland AKA The Dream Girl

Episode: "The Tale Of The Dream Girl"

Why she was so scary: She was dead the entire time.

45. Judy “Dee Dee” Larson

Episode: "The Tale Of The Prom Queen"

Why she was scary: She was also dead the entire time.

44. The Yellow Aliens

Episode: "The Tale of the Unexpected Visitor"

Why it was so scary: These alien creatures came down to earth after two boys started "transmitting" noises into the atmosphere. This is why you don't fuck around with space.

43. Mrs. Briar

Episode: "The Tale Of The Unfinished Painting"

Why she was scary: Her paintbrushes stole your soul.

42. Susan

Episode: "The Tale Of The Doll Maker"

Why she was scary: The scariest part of Susan's episode was when she started to take her limbs off. That's just messed up.

41. Erin

Episode: "The Tale of Jake The Leprechaun”

Why he was so scary: He turned this poor kid into a leprechaun. That really sucks.

40. Ms. Valenti


Episode: "The Tale of the Mystical Mirror"

Why she was scary: She captured souls in mirrors! So vain.

39. Goth


Episode: "The Tale of the Sorcerer's Apprentice"

Why he was scary: His tiny head and his big body. His name was also Goth. That's creepy.

38. This Mummy

Episode: "The Tale Of The Guardian's Curse"

Why it was scary: Mummies aren't supposed to come to life and this one did. Scary (and kind of gross).

37. The School Photographer

Episode: “The Tale of The Curious Camera”

Why he was so scary: He knew that camera was trouble, but he still took that kid's picture anyway. That's fucked up.

36. The Aliens On The 13th Floor

Episode: "The Tale of the Thirteenth Floor"

Why they were scary: Their masks. Also imagine living in the same building as aliens.

35. The Werewolf And His Brother

Episode: "The Tale of the Full Moon"

Why they were scary: It would really suck living next door to a werewolf and then finding out your mom is dating said werewolf's creepy brother. No thank you.

34. Jacob

Episode: “The Tale of The Room For Rent”

Why he was scary: Jacob was a ghost that haunted the man who killed him in WW2. That's pretty heavy stuff.

33. Mr. And Mrs. Taylor

Episode: "The Tale Of The Hatchling"

Why they were scary: They brainwashed children.

32. Nosferatu

Episode: “The Tale of the Midnight Madness"

Why he was so scary: His teeth. Also he popped out of the movie screen. That's not supposed to happen.

31. Dr. Vink

Episodes: He was a reoccurring character.

Why he was scary: Dr. Vink was a creepy old man scientist. He made evil soup in "The Tale Of The Evil Soup." Don't mess with my food, man.

30. The Virus


Episode: "The Tale Of The Renegade Virus"

Why it was scary: Because at the time of this show, computer viruses were a new thing. For all we knew in the '90s, they totally could have looked like this.

29. The Lost Girls

Episode: "The Tale Of Watcher's Woods"

Why they were scary: This episode ruined the woods forever. These "little girls" didn't help.

28. The Witch


Episode: "The Tale Of The Bookish Babysitter"

Why she was scary: Books aren't supposed to come alive! This witch shouldn't be real.

27. This Scarecrow

Episode: "The Tale Of The Silent Servant"

Why it was scary: It was a scarecrow that came to life and tried to steal souls. Look at that face.

26. The Crimson Clown

Episode: "The Tale Of The Crimson Clown"

Why it was so scary: This clown specifically terrorized young children. That's horrifying.

25. Peter

Episode: "The Tale of the Captured Souls"

Why he was scary: Peter was the boy who ran his own resort. He stole the souls of his guests, which made him stay young FOREVER. He also talked weird.

24. The Water Demons

Episode: "The Tale Of The Water Demons"

Why they were scary: The Water Demons made you afraid to go to sleep because every time you went to sleep they would come out of the water in search of their treasure.

23. The Braun Family

Episode: "The Tale Of The Nightly Neighbors"

Why they were so scary: They drank blood and were your next door neighbors. It was just too real.

22. Candy Warren

Episode: "The Tale Of Locker 22"

Why she was so scary: Candy Warren was the hippie chick that was blown up in a school lab accident. She never spoke.

21. Marie

Episode: "The Tale Of The Vacant Lot"

Why she was scary: HER FACE. Marie tried to make a poor, insecure girl uglier than she already was.

20. This Vampire

Episode: "The Tale Of The Night Shift"

Why it was so scary: Look at him! He also lived in a basement and would turn people into zombies.

19. The Fire Ghost


Episode: "The Tale Of The Fire Ghost"

Why it was scary: This whole episode was about fighting the "ghost of fire." Fire shouldn't be haunted!

18. The Shapeshifting Chameleon

Episode: "The Tale of the Chameleons”

Why she was so scary: Tia and Tamera ended up turning into chameleons after one of them got bitten by a chameleon. Nothing was sacred or real after watching this episode.

17. The Pool Monster

Episode: “The Tale Of The Dead Man's Float”

Why it was so scary: This fleshy monster lived in the bottom of the school pool. Can you imagine this thing grabbing your leg?!

16. These Red Eyes


Episode: "The Tale Of The Dark Music"

Why they were scary: Imagine walking into your basement and seeing these red eyes. : 0

15. The Quiet Librarian

Episode: "The Tale Of The Quiet Librarian"

Why she was scary: She stole your voice (and your soul, which basically happened in every episode).

14. Old Man Corcoran

Episode: "The Tale of Old Man Corcoran"

Why he was so scary: Old Man Corcoran was a graveyard caretaker. He literally looked like death.

13. Dora

Episode: "The Tale Of The Hungry Hounds"

Why she was so scary: FEED THE HOUNDS.

12. Badge

Episode: "The Tale Of Badge"

Why he was scary: Imagine your Irish grandmother telling you that you're a witch and you have to stop this insane giant animal thing.

11. The Frozen Ghost

Episode: "The Tale Of The Frozen Ghost"

Why he was so scary: "I'm cold."

10. This Clown

Episode: Every introduction


9. Zeebo

Episode: "The Tale Of Laughing In The Dark"

Why he was so scary: Another horrifying clown. This one was the creepiest because he smoked a cigar and died in a fun house.

8. The Poltergeist

Episode: "The Tale Of The Quicksilver"

Why he was scary: This poltergeist already killed the girl who tried to get rid of it the first time. Ghosts shouldn't kill people, they're ghosts.

7. Madeline

Episode: "The Tale Of Apartment 213

Why she was so scary: Madeline was the terrifying old lady ghost that haunted an apartment building. When her neighbor, some random young girl, breaks her promise to visit Madeline, Madeline gets PISSED and haunts the poor girl. In the end, and luckily for us, Madeline comes to peace with what has happened. Still terrifying.

6. Other Dimension Creatures

Episode: "The Tale Of The Super Specs"

Why they were scary: Apparently there are a bunch of people that live in the same world as us, but we can't see them. They also dress in all black. That's always scary.

5. Ricky Hagerty

Episode: "The Tale Of The Shiny Red Bicycle"

Why he was scary: Imagine your best friend dying and then came back to haunt you. I couldn't even begin to deal.

4. Beth

Episode: "The Tale Of Lonely Ghost"

Why she was so scary: Beth was the mute girl who apparently go locked in a room and was never able to get out. LOOK AT HER. She is the face of terror.

3. Mr. Olsen

Episode: "The Tale Of The Pinball Wizard"

Why he was so scary: For all we know, that kid is STILL stuck in the pinball machine playing the game for all of eternity. It's all Mr. Olsen's fault.

2. The Ghastly Grinner


Episode: "The Tale Of The Ghastly Grinner"

Why he was scary: Look at him! Also blue goo came out of his mouth.

1. This Giant Doll

Episode: “The Tale of the Dark Music”

Why she was so scary: Jesus Christ. This was by far the creepiest character on "Are You Afraid." Look at it! Imagine that thing coming out of the closet.

I found a lot of these pics on Sydlexia.

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