Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 1 Episode 8

The Tale of the Nightly Neighbors

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Oct 03, 1992 on Nickelodeon
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When a new family moves in next door to two youngsters, the kids can't get over their strange behavior. They notice that their new neighbors only come out at night and they always wear black. When several people start to get sick, they come to the conclusion that their new neighbors are vampires.

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Betty Ann: (Story intro) Things are scarier at night, especially in my story. You can be scared during the day, but don't bother, becasue the real terror, never begins until night falls. Submitted for the approval of The Midnight Society -except for Eric -I call this story... The Tale of the Nightly Neighbors.

    • David: So she's gonna go over there in the middle of the night? Adios, Emma.
      Eric: But they might not be vampires.
      Kristen: Then why are all those people getting sick?
      Kiki: Yeah, it's like blood being sucked from their necks! I love it!

    • Betty Ann: With ghosts and ghouls, there are no rules, but a vampire's bite... only comes at night.

    • Dayday: What's with the black clothes?
      Emma: I think they look cool. Maybe they're artists. Or foreign diplomats.
      Dayday: Or maybe they got dressed in the dark and don't know they look stupid.

    • Dayday: They work at a hospital. That's why they have all the blood.
      Emma: And how was I supposed to know that?
      Dayday: (mocking Emma) "We better get them before they get us, Dayday! Ooh, I'm so scared!"
      Emma: All right, I made a mistake!
      Dayday: I'm never gonna let you forget this.

    • Emma: Look where these people came from. Here. Ukraine. That's right in the middle of all those creepy places--Romania, Bulgaria, TRANSYLVANIA. And what about all those people? They're all getting sick! Weak and pale, and they all have bandages on their necks! There's only one explanation.
      Dayday: And what's that?
      Emma: Our neighbors are vampires.
      Dayday: Ugh, I'm dreaming!

    • Emma: If you sit in front of the TV all day, you're going to turn into Dad.
      DayDay: Good, if that happens, I'll send you to your room.

    • Emma: We've got to get them... before they get us!

    • Mr. Braun: (to Lex) You've just been invited over by our new guests.
      Mrs. Braun: Oh, you were wise to come to this country. There is so much more fresh blood here.
      Mr. Braun: And nobody believes that the child could be a vampire!

    • Mrs. Braun: You were right, master, in coming to this country. So much more fresh blood!
      Mr. Braun: And no one would believe that a little boy could be a vampire!

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Mrs. Toll rushing out the door obviously being late for work, running into the mailman, and causing him to fall and drop all his mail is a reference to Dagwood Bumstead from the comic strip Blondie.

    • Night of the Living Dead


      During the first scene, Dayday can be seen watching the classic 1960s movie.

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