Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 2 Episode 10

The Tale of the Shiny Red Bicycle

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Aug 28, 1993 on Nickelodeon

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  • They don't make kids shows like they used to, huh?

    I haven't seen all of this episode. You could say that makes me unfit to review it. Fair enough, i guess. I missed the first ten minutes, but when a story's this good who cares?
    It's brilliant. Not perfect. It doesn't reach the eerie suburbaness of Nightly Nieghbours. Nor does it give the jumps and shocks of many other AYAOTD stories. What it does have is a great premise. A boy still mourns his dead friend after an incident involving his bike, and then...
    Well, I wouldn't like to tell you, as it's such a great set up, so poignant and shocking at the same time. But you probably already know. Yep, he sees the boys ghost everywhere. Just one flick of that red hood riding along and I guarantee you'll be jumping behind the sofa.
    Classic. Classic.