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The Return of the Ghastly Grinner is a story written by Gavin. He prepares to tell it in the third episode of the Are You Afraid of the Dark? miniseries, as well as the ninety-fourth episode in total, however he is interrupted by Adam Lynch as the episode ends.

  • This is a reference to the Ghastly Grinner from "The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner". It is unclear if Gavin knew Betty Ann or another Midnight Society alumni who heard her original story, although he was known to have held onto the pocket knife of a former member who graduated from their school.
  • This is the only story in the series that doesn't begin its title with "The Tale of..."
  • In "The Tale of the Darkhouse", Jai and Margot Picalarro debate "the original" Ghastly Grinner as opposed to the reboot The Return of the Ghastly Grinner. It isn't clear what connection there is between Gavin's story and this seemingly official reboot of the character with the same title.

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