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Fears can be irrational. Everyone knows, for instance, that most spiders are harmless, but that doesn’t exclude a significant portion of the population from experiencing full-blown arachnophobia.

While visiting the mostly not-terrifying Vancouver set of Nickelodeon’s new Are You Afraid Of The Dark reboot, we figured it would be prudent to find out what actually scares the cast of the 2019 iteration. They’re all pretty young, so clowns and the dark come up a few times in the clip above, but there are some other oddly specific—and oddly adult—fears that pop up as well.


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Marah Eakin

Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.