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The Tale of the Stone Maiden
Season 7 , Episode 4
Air date April 16, 2000
Written by Mark D. Perry
Directed by Adam Weissman
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The Tale of the Stone Maiden is the Fifth episode of the Seventh season of Are You Afraid of the Dark?, as well as the Eighty-third episode in total.


Midnight Society Cast[]

Story Cast[]


That night, Quinn comes in with an armful of logs. Then he adds them to the fire. He's frustrated, and he proposes a new rule. He states: that from now on whoever comes in late, has to gather the firewood for a month. Andy says that she isn't even late yet. Vange annoyed and with attitude, says that in five seconds she'll have a month of hard labor. Then she begins impatiently counting down from five to one.

Megan finally comes in before Vange reaches one. She's carrying a heavy knapsack and is out of breath. Megan apologizes for being late. She says that what she brought is heavier than she thought. So it took her forever to arrive. Tucker nicely helps her carry the bag. Then he tells her not to worry about being late. Tucker asks her what it is. Megan says she brought it for her story. Then she asks him to put it by the chair. Tucker agrees to put it by the chair for her. He strains as he lifts it.

Megan sits down on the storyteller's chair. Now she says that her story is about artists. Along with the amazing things they create. She reveals that a big chunk of marble stone was in her bag. Quinn isn't too impressed. He says that it is pretty low on the amazing scale. Megan says that it isn't, because to us it's just a chunk of marble. To an artist, there is a beautiful creation inside, just waiting to be released. She passes the stone to Andy and sits down. Andy agrees saying that it could turn out to be anything. Megan then explains that it's the same thing with a new piece of paper. Or a new canvas. What it is, is the vision of the artist. It turns a piece of nothing into something special.

Megan then explains When an artist creates something, they put so much of themselves into their creation. That it is almost as if they are giving their creations life, and where there's, there's also emotion. Imagine if a statue could be happy or sad or lonely or even angry.

Megan throws in the campfire dust to make the fire more intense while she submits her story for the approval of The Midnight Society. She calls her story "The Tale of the Stone Maiden" and begins her story.


Megan tells the story. It takes place inside a park. A beautiful statue of a girl in the process of pouring her lover some water. Now it is approached by a team of construction workers. They carefully disconnect the boy statue away from the girl. Then they wrap it up and carry it away.

Nearby in the park, a group of friends are playing a game of volleyball. The team is: Donald and his girlfriend Sandra. versus Kevin Tyler and his girlfriend Julie Hart. Kevin and Julie win the game. Then they decide to treat their friend to some drinks.

But first, Julie being an artistic photographer takes many expressive and silly pictures of her boyfriend (while this is done, someone lurking in the bushes seems to be spying on them). Then she asks him if she's finally going to meet his parents tonight. Kevin, has been putting this off for some time now. Then he tries to talk his way out of it again. Julie is annoyed, because they've been dating for three months. So now she thinks that the time has come. Tyler says that his parents are stern and serious. Therefore they find artistic people to be different and strange. Julie is offended because she senses that Kevin believes that she just isn't good enough for him. Now she is tired of feeling this way. Both of them get frustrated. So they both decide that they need some time apart and break up. Kevin is so upset, that he runs off deep into the woodlands of the park.

When Kevin stops in the clearing in the woods. Now he notices the lone statue seems to actually be pouring out real water from its vase now. Kevin rubs water on himself to cool down, and takes a drink. He immediately spits it out. Since the water tastes horrible. The whole time, the statue seems to be looking directly at him with a malicious smile. After drinking the water, Kevin immediately regrets it. Now he starts to feel ill. He hears a noise and calls out to who might be there (thinking it might be Julie). Then he clutches his stomach in agony. Almost as if he's been poisoned. He proceeds to scream for the unseen person who is approaching him to back off and leave him alone. Meanwhile he's limping around clutching his stomach.

Back at the park, Sandra is shocked to hear Julie say that she and Kevin just broke up. Sandra tells her that they are made for each other. Julie says that she thought so too. But Kevin doesn't think so. Donald mentions that he's been missing for a half an hour. Now he wonders where he might be. Concerned, Julie goes to find him.

That night, Julie still hasn't heard from Kevin. Still concerned she phones his parents (introducing herself as just a friend). Julie tells his dad that Kevin left the park before she did. So she wants to know if he's home yet. His father, Dr. John Tyler is very worried. He informs her that he still isn't home yet. Also that now it's way past his curfew. So he'll have to call her the next day when he comes home. Kevin's mother Diane is shown to be very worried as well.

That evening, Julie is developing her pictures in the darkroom. Now she notices that in one picture, a creepy stalker was watching them from the bushes. This creeps her out. The next morning before school, Julie is still observing the photograph of the stalker watching them, and she's still freaked out by it. Then Donald and Sandra meet up with her. They inform her that neither of them have heard a peep from Kevin. They say that it's like he just vanished. Then Julie is approached by Kevin's worried parents. They demand to know where he is. Mrs. Tyler is furious stating he hasn't been the same since he met her. So she hopes that she had nothing to do with his disappearance. Mr. Tyler calms her down and they leave to look for him. Then as they leave, she tells them that she wants to find him as much as they do. Hearing this, they both look at her upset and concerned and then leave. Then once again, the stalker is watching Julie from a nearby fence.

After school, Julie goes back to the park to search for him. Then suddenly, she's startled after hearing a sound in the woods. She nervously watches as something rustles through them. Then when the stalker pops out they both startle each other and run off. Then the stalker starts chasing her into the woods. As she runs fearfully from him. The stalker then runs in front of her. All he wants to do is to just speak with her. He tries to calm her down. He promises her that he won't hurt her. Also that he knows where Kevin is. Julie nervously follows him into the bushes. Then they come to a halt to be shown a stone statue version of Kevin. The statue is of Kevin painfully clutching his stomach.

Julie looks at it in disbelief. Instead she just thinks that it may be a joke. So she asks him who he is. The Stalker identifies himself as The Protector: A man who tidies and recycles the woods in his spare time. Also he follows and promotes his fours beliefs of: "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover". Julie isn't convinced that the statue is her boyfriend. But The protector tries to convince her it is him, and he saw it happen to him. He shows her the girl statue. Now he explains that Kevin drank the water from the fountain and looked severely sick. He then tried to help Kevin, but he pushed him away. Julie then recognizes The Protector as the stalker from her photograph. So now she thinks that he's a crazy mad man playing some sick joke. He tries to convince her the statue did it. Also that he has no reason to lie. Julie then checks the name plate. It is described as: "The Stone Maiden". It also says that was sculpted by the artist: Vivian White.

Julie and The Protector then go to visit Vivian White in her art studio. Julie introduces themselves and The Protector reveals his name to be Henry. Henry is amazed because Vivian also makes art from recyclable items. Julie tells her that they came to speak to her about the Stone Maiden statue she made in the park. Since Henry claims that it turned her boyfriend to stone. They are about to leave, when they think she won't believe them. However Vivian tells them that turning people to stone is exactly what it does.

Vivian explains to them, that she sculpted The Stone Maiden statue years ago. She made it when she had trouble finding true love. So she put her life and love into her artwork. She explains that the statue is based on a story from ancient Greece. The story was about: Two young lovers, who were being torn apart because their families didn't approve of their relationship. The girl found a magic potion that could turn them both into stone. Therefore, they decided that since their love was so strong, they decided to spend eternity together as statues. Instead of spending the rest of their lives apart.

Vivian shows them a sketch of the statue. Now Julie is puzzled asking her why she didn't also sculpt the Maiden's lover. Vivian is confused stating that she did. Now Vivian is wondering if they're talking about the same statue. Julie and Henry inform her that the Maiden is alone with no boy statue.

Vivian phones the city. Now she is furious to find out that without her consent, the city sold half of statue to another park to balance their budget. Julie tries to calm her down, by telling her the water fountain in the statue still works. Vivian is stunned, claiming that her statue doesn't have a water fountain. Henry backs up her up, saying that it's hard to believe but it's true. The statue has water pouring out from it. Since Kevin drank it, which turned him into stone. Vivian states that it does happen in the story, but the legend isn't true.

Henry has a theory that, the statue doesn't like to be lonely. Since her lover is gone, she has chosen Kevin to replace him. Then Henry predicts that if they return the boy statue, The girl statue won't be lonely anymore. So she will turn Kevin back to normal.

Henry, Julie and Vivian rush down to the park's head office. They immediately demand they put the boy statue back. The Maintenance Man Bob is very rude and unconvincing. Bob refuses to listen to Vivian. She explains that her contract states that she donated a full statue, not a half statue. So it can't be split up and sold without her consent and approval. Bob still doesn't listen to them. Now he is about to send it away in a truck. Then Henry steals the truck and drives it back to the clearing. Julie follows the truck on a bike.

Vivian and Bob follow them to the clearing. They arrive just as Henry is preparing to put the statue back into place. Bob is mad demanding it be given back. Meanwhile Vivian observes the water coming out and is simply astonished. Henry warns her to not drink it. Then Bob threatens that he'll just take it away again. Vivian shows Bob the full contract. She states that it must stay or she'll sue. Then Tyler's parents show up. They demand to know what's going on and where their son is. Julie explains that they think something happened to Kevin. After he drank some water from the statues fountain. Hearing this, it horrifies them into thinking that he was poisoned. Then Henry clicks the statue back into place. Instantly the fountain stops. Henry rejoices, stating that the statue got her boyfriend back. Therefore the spell is now broken.

Then they all run over to where Kevin is. However, but he is still a statue. Julie panics complaining that it didn't work. So it must have been a legend after all. Therefore, straight from her heart she confesses her love to him. Julie apologizes, saying that she was wrong. She says she doesn't care what his parents think of her, or of them being together. She states that they might be different, but they belong together. Then she tells him she loves him. Now she kisses him on the cheek. Now she pleads for him to come back to her.

Then from true love's kiss, the statue of Kevin Tyler instantly transforms back to normal. Kevin's parents are so shocked that his mother faints. Now Henry and Vivian hug in rejoice. Bob is just stunned. Julie is thrilled stating that he's back. Kevin states that they're back together now and they hug.

Afterwards, the matter of keeping the statue together is resolved. So from now on it is to remain in one piece. Kevin and Julie are happily together. She has won his parents approval and respect. Vivian claims that they'll never really know what made all it happen. Julie claims it's because if two people are really made for each other, then nothing should ever keep them apart. Then it's revealed that Henry and Vivian have found each other. Along with their passion for recycling and art. Kevin then asks her when he'll meet her parents. Then she says not yet.


As her story ends, Megan says that The Stone Maiden and her boyfriend got back together. The way they were always meant to be; just like Julie and Kevin. Her friends are very impressed and Quinn says it was a good story and Vange says it was amazing and Andy says it was nice. Quinn then mocks her saying that now she has to lug the heavy stone all the way back home.

Megan says she was hoping one of them would help her. Hearing this, her friends all makes excuses and bail. Tucker says he's already running late and takes off, Quinn quickly puts out the fire Vange says she would is she was stronger, but she isn't and leaves. Quinn rudely tells her: "Yeah right!" and leaves. Megan is getting upset and looks to Andy, Andy nicely says that she's he'll help her. Megan gratefully thanks him, then hand him the stone saying: bye and runs off. Andy cries out that he said he would help, not do it himself. Then he's gets annoyed and calls out that from now one anyone who leaves early, has to collect the firewood for a month and leaves.

  • Megan's last story.
  • Julie's apartment building, Corteen Apartments, is the same one from "The Tale of Apartment 214".
  • Martin Neufeld, who portrayed The Protector/Henry, previously appeared in the original series of the show. He first appeared in the episode "The Tale of Prisoners Past" as One-Eyed Jack.
  • This was Kathleen Fee's third and final appearance in the entire show. She portrayed Vivian White in this episode. She first appeared in the original series episode "The Tale of the Night Shift" as Nurse Hantin, co-starring with Elisha Cuthbert who portrayed The Young Girl. Then she made her second appearance, in the episode "The Tale of the Gruesome Gourmets" as Dotty.
  • Kathleen Fee was the wife of Victor Knight.
  • Linda Smith, who portrayed Mrs. Diane Tyler, first made an appearance in the original series of the show many years before. She first appeared in "The Tale of the Twisted Claw" as Mrs. Freeman.
  • Terence Bowman, who portrayed Bob/The Maintenance Man, previously appeared in the show before. He first appeared in the original series episode "The Tale of Train Magic" as The Gambler.
  • Terra Vnesa (Julie) was in the Goosebumps episode Werewolf Skin as Hannah. In that episode, she was with a boy who is a photographer while in this episode, she is the photographer.
  • Maggie Castle (Sandra) was in the Goosebumps episode Night of the Living Dummy II as Amy Kramer.