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The Tale of the Midnight Magic
Season 9 , Episode 5
The Tale of the Midnight Magic
Air date March 12, 2021
Written by JT Billings & Alex Ebel
Directed by Jeff Wadlow
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The Tale of the Midnight Magic is the fifth part of Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows, the second season of the "Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019)". It is the ninety-ninth episode in total.


With dark forces growing stronger and the curse claiming another victim, a shattered Midnight Society prepares to fight back against the Shadowman.


Midnight Society Cast[]

Episode Cast[]

  • Ryan Beil as Sardo
  • Kyle Strauts as The Shadowman
  • Sapphire Angeli as Margot Picalarro
  • Niki Garcia as Toni Silver
  • Maya Gatchalian as Ava Serrano
  • Kalyn Miles as Ms. Shaffner
  • Sergio Osuna as Mister Dorney
  • Parker Queenan as Connor Stevens 2021
  • Naomi Tan as Zoey




  • At Sardo's Magic Mansion, Hanna asks Sardo for a mirror to which he suggests a mystical mirror, a reference to "The Tale of the Mystical Mirror". This is Sardo's first reference to a story he was not involved with in the original series.
  • Sardo shouts at Seth not to play with the chameleon in his shop or it will bite him, a reference to "The Tale of the Chameleons" where an Evil Chameleon bites Janice Robinson and switches bodies with her.
  • The Everlasting Light that Seth takes from Sardo's Magic Mansion turns out to contain real magic. This continues a trend that began in the original series where Sardo assumes his objects are ordinary when in fact they contain some form of magic that causes trouble for the protagonist and sets the story in motion. It is also the second seemingly ordinary item Sardo sells in the same season that turns out to be magical, after the Skeleton Key that Connor is seen using in "The Tale of the Haunted Woods".
  • The Everlasting Light is an homage to the burning match seen in the opening title of every episode in the series.