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Join filmmakers Rick and Nik for a wiener roast around THE CAMPFIRE and a lively discussion of episodes 3 and 4 of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

Rick and Nik are back around The Campfire with two more episodes of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”  This week they roast some wieners and remember the forgotten show of “Weinerville,” all the while giggling like adolescent boys at how often they can sneak the word wiener into the show!


Join filmmakers Richard Tanner and Nik Uttam as they look back fondly on every episode of the hit 90s show from Nickelodeon that influenced so many young horror fans: ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?

Richard Tanner is an award-winning writer, director, and regular Morbidly Beautiful contributor. He is also the owner of A Buck Short Productions. Nik Uttam is a filmmaker and podcaster that has seen every movie from the 80s…twice. He is an editor and cinematographer who started the company Reel Independent Productions to get a better reach into the horror world.

Follow Rick and Nik every Thursday right here on as they join The Midnight Society for thrills and chills that will warm your heart and make your blood run cold! 

The Campfire Episode 2: The Tale of The Lonely Ghost and The Tale of The Twisted Claw (39 min)


On the second episode of THE CAMPFIRE, Rick and Nik  review episodes 3 & 4 of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”. The episodes covered are THE TALE OF THE LONELY GHOST (Season 1, Episode 3; Original Air Date: August 29, 1992) and THE TALE OF THE TWISTED CLAW (Season 1, Episode 4; Original Air Date: September 5, 1992).

In THE TALE OF THE LONELY GHOST, a girl who desperately wants to be friends with her snotty cousin and her group of friends agrees to spend the night in the haunted house next door to become part of the group.

This little ghost story may just have our hosts in tears by the end of the night.

In THE TALE OF THE TWISTED CLAW, we get a twist of “The Monkey’s Paw” story. Two boys harass a little old lady the night before Halloween. The next night, she gives them a wooden vulture foot that grants wishes — and curses.

Rick would prefer candy to the wishes, while Nik still asks for weiners — both laugh. 

This episode is filled with jokes, trivia and an in depth look at the best horror show the 90s had to offer.  

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