Tear Jerker: Are You Afraid of the Dark?
- A few times, but most notably the ending of "The Tale of the Dream Girl" when Johnny, having realized that he is dead and that the titular "dream girl" is his also-dead girlfriend, says goodbye to his sister and walks off in the afterlife with the girl of his dreams. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
- "The Tale of the Hungry Hounds"note is a kicker if you're an animal lover, particularly of dogs and/or foxes.
- The end of "The Tale of the Lonely Ghost" will choke you up. The protagonist realizes that the ghost girl just wants to see her mother again, the revelation that the old woman the protagonist met earlier is the ghost of the girl's mother, and the shot of the two happily playing in the girl's pink room — just before the protagonist's friend screams to be let out of the mirror.
- It was depressing before that. The old woman, Nanny, was living with the protagonist's aunt and her daughter because she had nowhere else to go. The aunt's daughter, a Jerkass Alpha Bitch, frequently called Nanny a crazy old woman and frequently verbally abused her. Just seeing that tired, defeated look in Nanny's eyes as she's treated like garbage, you just want to give her a hug and break a lamp over the cousin's smug face.
- "The Tale of the Full Moon" features a young boy who suspects his neighbor (who happens to be dating his mom) is a werewolf. However, he soon learns that it's actually the neighbor's brother who is the werewolf and the tearjerker moment comes in when said werewolf is shown to be genuinely frightened and confused with the neighbor comforting him.
- The ending of "The Tale of the Jagged Sign", where Joshua and Margaret end up together. The sign is finally finished, and the doves on the model become real.