TV show: Are You Afraid of the Dark? (Nickelodeon)
Air date: October 2, 1993
Streaming on Netflix?: No

If you never played "Ghosts in the Graveyard" as a little kid, we're very sorry. A much cooler and more tense version of hide-and-seek, you'd designate one friend to to be the "ghost," who'd then hunt down everyone else, nab someone and turn he or she into the new "ghost," and restart the cycle. Nothing like giving your pre-teen peers heart palpitations on a warm summer night.

Naturally, Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark? based an entire episode around that concept. In "The Tale of Old Man Corcoran," two young brothers befriend a group of adventurous peers after moving into a new neighborhood. The crew's favorite pastime is playing hide-and-seek in the local graveyard, where, per the town's lore, the cemetery's deceased groundskeeper, Old Man Corcoran, still marauds around playing his harmonica.

Not only the scariest Are You Afraid of the Dark? episode, "The Tale of Old Man Corcoran" is also home to the show's greatest third-act twist, a real whopper that M. Night Shyamalan would later remix. We'd like to believe that Shyamalan's entire career is based around Are You Afraid of the Dark?

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