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In the grand tradition of The Twilight Zone, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Goosebumps, and Eerie, Indiana, comes R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour which reminds us that you don’t have to sacrifice writing for production values and recognizable faces. If you do it right, you can have it all, and for the first season, The Haunting Hour managed to do just that. Even if the stories aren’t all that original and reuse twists fans of the horror genre have likely seen before, for their intended adolescent audience they’ll likely feel fresh and even a little creepy when the right episode comes along. To help sweeten the deal, each episode has an appearance from a young up-and-coming star from another series like Modern Family’s Ariel Winter or Nolan Gould, The Twilight Saga’s Booboo Stewart, Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Robert Capron, Night at the Museum’s Jake Cherry, »

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