Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 1 Episode 12

The Tale of the Prom Queen

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Nov 07, 1992 on Nickelodeon
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In 1956, a young girl was the victim of a hit-and-run accident while waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up for the prom. Years later, three kids decide to piece together the past by getting in touch with the ghosts.

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  • A surprise ending

    I really was completely impressed by the story ending of this episode. I also never realized that the girl the two young men helped was the prom ghost all along. Well, it would seem that for the last thirty-six years, the ghost girl was unable to leave the cemetery and never found out why her prom date did not pick her up and she saw these two young men and decided they were going to be the ones to set her free and release her from the confines of the cemetery. They way I see it is that she was definitely grateful that they set her free. But her time had come to finally move on to the next life and who better to take her there then her prom date in a 1955 Chevy. This ending also impressed me the same way The Twilight Zone episode "Dream Lover" did.moreless
  • Wonderful story and amazing ending

    I have watched about 8 episodes of Are you afraid of the dark.The Tale of prom queen is in my opinion the most touching episode in this series.The haunting feel remained hours after I watched the episode.

    The rare element of emotion which is at its zenith in tandem with the surprise ending was simply remarkable. On the whole this series achieves a lot merely on the strength of interesting plots and subtle horror.That too in the absence of any amount of gore or onscreen bloodshed. I wish I had watched them as a kid.Perhaps I would have had nostalgic memories now like those who had watched them long back ,in nickeledeon

  • A girl is killed and her ghost is back and better than ever

    I love Cemetery stories, they're like so scary but exciting to watch. I knew Dede was the prom queen, she seemed suspicious. And two guys helped and told her about the the prom night when a girl was killed for her date didn't pick her up in the fog. She couldn't leave unless someone brought her with them. The stories were very suspicious and that night at the lake, I thought that that something in the water was a fish devouring something. Then that prank that Champ played on everyone, was so hilarious and cleverly plotted too? In the end, Deedee was Judy and went off with her date leaving the guys alone.moreless
  • Who knew that Dede was the prom queen. I would have never guessed.

    Last night, I watched it and was like at first I thought that Dede was going to end up with Greg, the nice guy. Then the legend of the Prom Queen scared me for buried in her prom dress? Everything didn't make sense at first until I saw the part of what was about to come out of the water. Wow and that "ghost" was like so fake and the light just scared the daylights out of me and Dede seemed pretty odd at first. I was thinking that she might help the prom queen out and solve it. I was wrong, she was indeed the prom queen and yeah, that's it. Great plot.moreless
  • Still of the Night

    This episode I honestly felt was the one that got the ball rolling and I remember as a kid having a slight crush on the actress that played the female protagonist ironically since it was played by Katie Griffin who did the voice of Rei Hino/Sailor Mars in the english dub of "Sailor Moon" but that fact asside this episode is one of my favorates.

    The story had three things that made it strong. One, there is no evil involved which I feel is kinda a breath of fresh air since one too many horror stories involve a force of evil. Two, it's a thought provoking mystery and suspenseful sort of like a Hardy Boys/Kochak: The Night Stalker episode, we can't help but participate or feel slightly involved in the gang's frantic detective work while constantly looking over our sholder, a creepy moment had to be the car underwater, you weren't exactly sure if it was going to come out or not. Three, it's also a sweet love story about lost love. Although I'll admit though if your smart enough you might be able to figure it out a lot sooner, I actually had the feeling there was an unusal connection between both the girl as well as this ghost story, after all you wonder what her reasons for going to the cemetary are. But whether you figure it out sooner or not doesn't really matter it what you see and feel that counts the most.moreless

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