Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 5 Episode 5

The Tale of Prisoner's Past

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Dec 02, 1995 on Nickelodeon
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Scott and his step-brother hate each other and can't seem to get along. After fighting on their school field trip to a famous prison, they accidentally release One-Eyed Jack, an ex-prisoner's ghost, and he follows them home. They finally have to learn to cooperate in order to get the ghost to rest in peace.moreless

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  • A great episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark.

    In this episode, two step brothers go to a prison on a field trip on unwillingly release the ghost of an inmate who had died while trying to escape there (although that is not discovered until the end). Throughout the episode, they have repeated encounters with said ghost and eventually end up in the jail at night after one of them has been taken there by the ghost. While trying to escape, they discover the skeleton of the man and allow his spirit to rest in peace.

    This is one of my favorite episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark. It has a great plot line and enough suspense to have you sitting on the edge of your seat, just waiting for the next scene to occur. And yet there are still comic parts put there, mostly the banter between the two step brothers. An all around great episode. I give it a 10/10:).moreless
  • Step brothers Scott and Jason are polar opposites, but they need to overcome their differences fast! They unknowningly release the restless spirit of a deceased prisoner...One-Eyed Jack! And now he's following them.moreless

    Tucker's stories are usually average. This is not an acception. This is one of his better ones, almost on par with "The Tale of the Midnight Ride" but not quite. It has a happy ending (which is not always bad), and the ghost really is quite friendly. I'm curious as to why the guy was in there anyway...

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