Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 4 Episode 12

The Tale of the Unfinished Painting

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jan 14, 1995 on Nickelodeon
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A girl who loves to draw starts spending time at an art gallery, finishing up paintings that have never been completed. But she soon finds out that once you sign your name to a painting, you're trapped inside of it for life.

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  • In a brilliant eerie and atmospheric story, a young artist discovers that there is a dark side to her new friend and her art gallery.

    Being trapped in a painting. Doesn't sound that bad, does it? Like many of the stories, the premise seem lacking and yet they execute it with such utter brilliance, you sit at the edge of your seat.

    Cody is a suitable protaganist, desperate to be a well-known artist, and then fidning what appears to be heaven. Appears is a key word, as her heaven will quickly turn to hell.

    An ancient woman lures young artist to finish paintings, and as soon as they sign their names they are trapped in them for ever.

    Eerie. Creepy. Nail-biting. It truly is a classic example of the show, with the creepy music and "no way out" scenario. The end might as well have beenr resolved with the words "and then it was all a dream." as the one we get is so utterly quick-fix.

    But, why complain about it? Just sit back and enjoy the true creme da la creme of ayaotd.moreless
  • This is the best episode for me ever! Exactly why i love Gary's stories!

    It all starts with a girl who loves to draw and spends time finishing some unfibished paintings at an art gallery. But she soon llearns that when you put your signature, you will disappear forever! This is my best episode in this series. This is also why I like Gary. It's because of his stories. All about magic.

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